Sunday, March 17, 2013

                             Energy Flash

I'm pleased to announce that a new 2013 edition of Energy Flash, expanded and updated, is being published by Faber & Faber in June of this year.

Look out for news of E-Flash related events in the U.K. for late June. In the meantime, as a taster for the book, I'll be appearing at the Faber Social on April 2 in London, participating in a night of conversation and entertainment themed around Vinyl. I'll read from the new section I wrote for the Faber edition, which covers the significant developments that happened in the five years since the last edition came out, but with special focus on dubstep and the rise of EDM.

LONDON  /  ENERGY FLASH 2013

Tuesday April 2nd, 7 pm: Faber Social and Rough Trade Shops Present Vinyl
The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1
Tickets £6 in advance / £8 on the door

"Pete Paphides (BBC 6 Music's Vinyl Revival) will spin some records and host some chat; Travis Elborough will take us on a trip through 60 years of recording history reading from his book The Long-Player Goodbye; a panel of industry experts including Jude Rogers and Spencer Hickman will wax lyrical about the life and love of vinyl; Simon Reynolds will be zipping in from LA to read from his new update of Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture; The Pogues founding member and accordion player James Fearnley will read from his story of the band’s life Here Comes Everybody and Workin' Man Noise Unit will play a live set of tinnitus-inducing    tantum rock. More information                                

16 comments:

Daze Of Reality said...

Hi Simon, has this got new material that the 2008 version didn't have?
cheers
Josh

Daze Of Reality said...

Hi Simon, has this got new material that the 2008 version didn't have?
cheers
Josh

SIMON REYNOLDS said...

yes i wrote a new chapter about 18 thousand words on development since 2007 - a surprisingly large number of them, all covered, but the focus in on dubstep / brostep /postdubstep and EDM's takeover of America.

SIMON REYNOLDS said...

"developments" with an S!

focus IS on

not fully awake yet

Patrick Ferreira said...

And what about 'Trap' Siomon? There will be no chapter about it?

A guy from Brazil ;-)

GuyfromBrzl said...

And what about 'Trap' Simon? There will be no chapter about it?

A guy from Brazil ;-)

GuyfromBrzl said...

And what about 'Trap' Simon? There will be no chapter about it?

A guy from Brazil ;-)

Domuseswords said...

Will there be anything on bassline/funky? :D

SIMON REYNOLDS said...

The word trap is in it, as part of a larger argument re feeding off ghetto energy, but the phenom had really blown up when it wrote the update .. To the point where there's two traps, the real thing and then this parallel thing that's like a pretty entertaining travesty of it

SIMON REYNOLDS said...

Yeah there is a section on bass line and one on funky , guess which I'm more enthused about....

And jackin gets a mention albeit brief

SIMON REYNOLDS said...

Trap HAD NOT blown up is what I meant to write, when i was doing the update .. Problem with books is time lag of publishing production process, so there's always some new developments in the interval

Ervalaelectronic said...

hi simmon, you know if this book will be edited in spanish? Thank you.

Ervalaelectronic said...

hi simmon, you know if this book will be edited in spanish? Thank you.

Recycled Envelope said...

Hi Simon, is there an updated online discography for the new edition?

Recycled Envelope said...

Hi Simon, is there an updated online discography for the new edition?

SIMON REYNOLDS said...

No. Way too daunting a task!