New Book Chronicles the History of New York House Music in the ’80s and ’90s

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New Book Chronicles the History of New York House Music in the ’80s and ’90s

Coming this June, The Beat, the Scene, the Sound is an insightful new book crafted by DJ Disciple and journalist Henry Kronk, delving into the captivating history of house music in New York City.

Set to be released on June 15th, this book chronicles the remarkable growth of the genre during the vibrant ’80s and ’90s. DJ Disciple, a respected figure in the UK garage scene and a seasoned New York veteran, presents a unique perspective on this transformative era. The book features a captivating collection of photographs and exclusive interviews with influential artists including Bobby Konders, Armand Van Helden, Todd Terry, Roger Sanchez, and Keoki. The foreword is written by the esteemed Louie Vega.

The Beat, the Scene, the Sound not only traces DJ Disciple’s own remarkable journey through the nightlife, but also uncovers untold stories from a period marred by rampant racism, homophobia, and the challenges posed by the crack cocaine, HIV, and AIDS epidemics. Exploring the profound impact of venue closures, such as Paradise Garage, Club Zanzibar, and Studio 54, on New York’s music scene, the book further investigates the influential connection between US house music and UK garage. Additionally, it delves into the resurgence of house music’s popularity in the US from the mid-2000s to the present day.

Resident Advisor spoke with journalist Henry Kronk, who co-authored the book with DJ Disciple, shedding light on their motivation: “We wrote this book because DJ Disciple is one of the very few house artists who has witnessed the genre’s continuous development from its earliest days to the present. He possesses an invaluable perspective and incredible stories to share.”

Prepare to embark on a captivating journey through the dynamic world of house music as The Beat, the Scene, the Sound hits the shelves this June.


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