Readership: Experienced or aspiring DJs, hip-hop fans, students of popular music, history of technology, African-American studies, general readership interested in popular music, hip-hop, history of technology.
Mark Katz, Associate Professor, Department of Music, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Mark Katz is Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Capturing Sound: How Technology has Changed Music and editor of the Journal of the Society for American Music. He is a violinist, a radio DJ, and an aspiring turntablist.
"readable and engaging." - Thomas Kelly, Sunday Business Post
"This excellent book draws on 10 years of interviews with some of the key figures in hip hop's emergence and development ... a gripping study." - James Wilsdon, Times Higher Education Supplement
"[Katz's] book manages to be both lively and academic - some achievement." - Susan Elkin, The Stage
1. The Breaks and The Bronx, 1973-1975
2. Mix and Scratch: The Turntable Becomes a Musical Instrument 1975-1978
3. Out of the Bronx and into the Shadows 1978-1983
4. Expansions 1983-1989
5. Turntablism 1989-1996
6. The Art of War: The DJ Battle 1991-1996
7. Legitimacy 1996-2002
8. Falling Barriers 2002-2010