The Special Collector's Dance Floor Edition was created as super-limited edition run in 2021 and we are now doing one more print run, for which you can pre-order now.
In this limited edition journal you will find 110+ pages of classics from the vaults as well two fresh articles. The whole issue it is rooted in the communal and spiritual vibe of the dance floor.
12X12 with Danny Krivit
Beat Doctor: Tom Moulton
Synthesizer Symphonies: Patrick Adams
Invisible Man: Gino Soccio
Sound Collective: Soul II Soul
The Main Ingredient: Gamble & Huff
Disco Architect: Randy Muller
Diva Unveiled: Jocelyn Brown
Forged in Steel City: Sheffield's Electro and Bleep Techno Scene
Indomitable Thump: Underground Resistance
Some highlights from the Issue:
City Forged In Steel: How Sheffield, UK's DIY Scene Changed the Dance Music World
Andy Thomas tells the story of two Sheffield-based friends, Winston Hazel and Richard Barratt, who gave local punters a respite by helping to create a racially integrated, local dance scene that would inspire similar movements throughout the world.
Dancers at Jive Turkey, Sheffield, 1987. Photo by Barbara Wasiak.
Sound Collective: The Story of Soul II Soul Writer Dan Dodds delves into the development and legacy of England's Soul II Soul. The article tells the story from the group's beginnings as genre-spanning sound system into popular hit makers led by the brilliant Jazzie B and incandescent vocals of Carolyn Wheeler.
Soul II Soul at The Palladium in New York City, 1990. Photo by Catherine McGann/Getty Images.
Diva Unveiled: Jocelyn Brown is the powerful voice behind countless disco classics Featured on many of disco's classic songs, Jocelyn Brown's unforgettable voice defined the sound of an era. Writer Matt Bauer gets to the essence of one of the era's premier divas.
Jocelyn Brown backstage in the Netherlands, 1992. Photo by Michel Linssen/Redferns/Getty Images.
Disco Architect: From Brass to Strings, Randy Muller's arrangements shaped NYC Disco Brooklyn born Randy Muller found his calling in music early. He would go on to leave his mark as a revolutionary arranger for brass and strings on disco classics from Brass Construction, Skyy and B.T. Express. Andrew Mason gets the story straight from the man.
Randy Muller with Brass Construction. Photo courtesy of Randy Muller.