In many ways the Street Sounds albums mirrored what was happening on the streets. The book branches off into several directions, it tells of the street kids who wore Adidas trainers and Kagools and spent their free time break dancing on pieces of cardboard on street corners to the beats pumping out of a boombox, many of ‘you’ are now reading this!...the influence of the music…the power of graffiti…the importance of vinyl…the producers & remixers who created the music…the politics of the day; the ins and outs of the record companies & recording studios, some things will shock, surprise & be a revelation, because I want the world to know what was the real deal!...the struggles of black artists to be supported and the genius of their music…my own personal experiences; the good, the bad and absolute bizarre!
The Street Sounds Book will be a substantial publication and visual extravaganza. The hardback edition will be very limited. Nothing has been spared to make this book something you will cherish, to hopefully make you smile, to remember, maybe even cry. A record and testament to the greatest era of music & culture to pass down to your children, as a testament to ‘our’ music, lifestyle and passion.
The book will also have a fan section, which will allow many of you to have your comments. I will be posting more information about how you can get involved very soon.
Have your say of what you would like to see in the Street Sounds Book. You are the story!
You can email me at: email@example.com
Send me up to 1000 words about what Street Sounds has meant to you; as a record label, the music on the albums, our events that may have influenced you or became the soundtrack to your life. We also need photographs, so if you have any personal pics of you with a Street Sounds connection, for example dressed in your breakdancing gear (past/present), or at any gigs/events that are relevant, or posters on your bedroom walls.
Don't forget to include a contact number in your email.
Respect & love,