The Underground is Massive charts the transition from early US rave culture to today’s arena-sized stars.
Dance music writer Michaelangelo Matos is penning a book about the rise of EDM in the US. Drawing on his many years of raving and writing (for publications including Rolling Stone, NPR and The Guardian), Matos documents the development of EDM from ’90s rave culture enabled by emergent internet technology to today’s arena-sized festivals and millionaire EDM stars. He also looks at the impact of drugs, specifically ecstasy, on the scene.
The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America draws on hundreds of interviews and rave artifacts like fanzines and mailing list archives, and the book will include dozens of photos too.
It’s due to be published on March 10 next year by Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
In recent months we’ve also seen the publication of a covetable art book compiling vintage rave flyers – Santa, you know what to do. If you’re looking to expand your EDM bookshelf, consult our list of 10 books on electronic music you need to read. [via RA]