Laurent Fintoni’s document of the beat scene, Bedroom Beats and B-Sides, is officially out today via Velocity Press. Check his summary and order the book over on their site.
The book’s exhaustive and, it goes without saying, a vital purchase if you’ve any notion or interest in the global beat scene, talking to key players and making connections you might never have fathomed. It’s a major step in transcribing the histories happening in an age where sleeve notes are rare and archives can all too easily be lost with the drop of a hard drive.
Here’s a talk with Laurent, Dibiase, Pursuit Grooves and Jay Scarlett which I hosted for Reform Radio.