Highlight denotes Black author or source | Highly recommended ︎


Jungle, drum n’ ’bass, house, techno, footwork, rave and grime.
Origins: 1980s.


  • State Of Bass: Jungle: The Story So Far by Martin James, 1997. ︎

  • More brilliant than the sun: Adventures In Sonic Fiction by Kodwo Eshun, 1998. ︎

  • Discographies: Dance, Music, Culture and the Politics of Sound by Ewan Pearson and Jeremy Gilbert, 1999.

  • Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk by Dan Sicko, 1999.

  • Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey by Bill Brewster, 2000. ︎

  • All Crews: Journeys Through Jungle/Drum & Bass Culture by Brian Belle-Fortune, 2004. ︎

  • House Music... the Real Story by Jesse Saunders, 2007. ︎

  • The Record Players: The Story of Dance Music Told by History’s Greatest DJs by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton, 2012.

  • This Is Grime by Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose, 2016.

  • Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture by Jace Clayton, 2016. ︎

  • Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980–1983 by Tim Lawrence, 2016. ︎

  • Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime by Dan Hancox, 2018.

  • It's a London Thing: How Rare Groove, Acid House and Jungle Remapped the City by Caspar Melville, November 2019.

  • Renegade Snares: The Resistance and Resilience of Drum & Bass by Ben Murphy and Carl Loben, September 2021.


  • Pump Up the Volume: The History of House Music, dir. Carl Hindmarch, 2001.

  • Cycles of the Mental Machine, dir. Jacqueline Caux, 2008. 1h 24m.

  • What We Started, dir. Bert Marcus & Cyrus Saidi, 2017.

  • Never Stop: A Music That Resists, dir. Jacqueline Caux, 2017. 1h 15m.

  • "The New Rave” featuring artists from Design Museum's 2020 Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers Exhibit, November 2020.


  • “Music and Politics Go Hand In Hand: Whitney Wei Interviews King Britt,” Episode 55, on Electronic Beats, June 2020. 1h 30m. ︎



  • This Is Our House by Jacob Arnold, Lorena Cupcake, Meaghan Garvey, Michelangelo Matos, & Steve Mizek, Chicago Mag, August 2018.

  • A Letter to RA” by Roshan Chauhan a.k.a. R.O.S.H., July 2020. ︎