If you were a hardcore DJ/Raver in the nineties then you will really enjoy this book. It brought back some very fond memories of visiting my local record shop, buying tunes, going raving and reading Eternity or Scene mag.
When the internet simply did exist, this is a candid account of Luna-C's acsent to Top 40 success and the subsequent challenges (and opportunities) it entailed, including setting up Kniteforce Records - a very influential and much loved hardcore record label.
Loads of information/stories that I had no idea about. For example,stories about some of the vinyl I bought from my local record shop all those years ago.
As a DJ I really enjoyed knowing about where ideas came from (from artwork to music styles). Loadsa namechecks from the scene in this book - Austin, Ola (stage One), Mo's Music Machine, SRD, Dave Nodz, Dan Donnelly, D'Cruze, Brisk, Ramos, Vibes, Sy, Suburban Base, RavingEye, Eternity, Darren Styles, SL2, Prodigy, Ham, Slipmatt, SMD, Slammin Vinyl, Jimmy Jay.... etc etc. If you have an interest in any of those names, then I recommend you read this.
Occasionally, it is a little one sided (particularly regarding his ever increasingly challenging relationship with Suburban Base), but Chris Howell acknowledges this several times - it is simply his recollection of events! I would like to read SubBase's Dan Donnellys story now! Get writing Dan!
I didnt understand the picture on the front cover of this book when I purchased it - but it made sense when I started reading it (check out Smart-E's Seasame's Treet video on YouTube!).
If you are a DJ who used to frequent record shops in the nineties looking for the latest hardcore releases, this is a must buy.