UK Bass (+ sub-genres)

On this Page:

::: Jungle & DnB :::

::: Grime :::

::: Dubstep :::

::: Other UK Bass (Garage, Bassline etc) :::

 

::: Jungle & DnB ::: 

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::: Books :::

Brian Belle-Fortune “All Crews: Journeys Through Jungle/Drum & Bass Culture” 2004 (Jungle Scrapbook) 

Martin James “State of Bass: Jungle – the Story So Far” 1997 (Comprehensive Jungle & DnB history and trajectories).

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::: Articles :::

“Why Bristol is Culture Clash’s spiritual home” Redbull Music Academy 

Bakare-Yusuf, B. (1997) “Raregrooves and raregroovers: a matter of taste, difference and identity” in Hirza, M. (ed. ) Black British Feminism: A Reader London: Routledge: 81-96

Bennett, Matthew “The Rise And Fall Of East London’s Soundsystems” Redbull Music Academy August 21, 2014 

Chapman, Dale “Hermeneutics of Suspicion: Paranoia and the Technological Sublime in Drum and Bass Music” ECHO: a music-centered journal Volume 5 Issue 2 (Fall 2003) 

Christodoulou, Chris “Rumble in the Jungle: City, Place and Uncanny Bass” Dancecult Vol. 3, No. 1, 2011 

Ferrigno, Emily D. “The Dark Side: representing science fiction in drum ‘n’ bass” New Review of Film and Television Studies Volume 9, Issue 1, 2011 

Fraser, Alistair & Ettlinger, Nancy “Fragile empowerment: The dynamic cultural economy of British drum ‘n bass music” 2008, Geoforum. Vol. 39, pp. 1647-1656

Hadzimuratovic-Carroll, Valida, “Concentric Beats: U.S. Jungle/Drum ’N’ Bass Culture, 1994-2001,” M.A. Thesis, University of California at Los Angeles 

Hall, Joanna Louise “HETEROCORPOREALITIES: POPULAR DANCE AND CULTURAL HYBRIDITY IN UK DRUM’N’BASS CLUB CULTURE” 2009 Thesis, Uni. Surrey 

Jones, S. (1988) “Black Culture, White Youth: the reggae tradition from JA to the UK” Basingstoke: Macmillan

Noble, D. (2000) “Ragga Music: Dis/Respecting Black Women and Dis/Reputable Sexualities” in Hesse, B (ed. ) Unsettled Multiculturalisms: Diasporas, Entanglements and Transruptions London: Zed Books: 148-169.

Noys, Benjamin “Into the ‘Jungle’” Popular Music  Vol. 14, Iss. 03, 1995, pp 321-332 

Quinn, Steven “Rumble In The Jungle: The Invisible History of Drum’n’Bass” Transformations, Vol. 3 (May 2002)

Reynolds, Simon “Rave and Jungle on UK Pirate Radio” 1998 

Sullivan, Paul “UK RAP AND THE DUBCORE CONTINUUM” in A REVERB SAMPLER 2014 (pdf) 

::: Jungle documentaries :::

John Klein ”Talkin’ Headz: The Metalheadz Documentary” 1998

20 YEARS OF JUNGLE MANIA (1993-2013)

“A London Somet’ing Dis” 1993

“DnB 1996 (LolaDaMusica) part3: Source Direct”

Various rave n Jungle Docos, crew/tribe interviews:

http://hardcorewillneverdie.com/docks.html

::: Grime :::

Barron, Lee “The sound of street corner society: UK grime music as ethnography” European Journal of Cultural Studies October 2013 vol. 16 no. 5 531-547 

Dedman, Todd “Agency in UK hip-hop and grime youth subcultures – peripherals and purists” Journal of Youth Studies Volume 14, Issue 5, 2011 pages 507-522 

Hancox, Dan. 2013. Stand Up Tall: Dizzee Rascal and the Birth of Grime. London: Amazon Kindle.

Lindblad, Simen Kolstad “An Exclusive Signal: Rinse FM and UK Club Music in the Digital Age” Master’s Thesis Stockholm Univ. 2014 (pdf) 

Sullivan, Paul “UK RAP AND THE DUBCORE CONTINUUM” in A REVERB SAMPLER 2014 (pdf) 

Wheatley, Simon. 2010. Don’t Call me Urban: London in the Time of Grime. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Northumbria Press Zuberi, Nabeel “Vocalizing: MC Culture in the UK” Dancecult 5:2 2013 (text)

::: Grime Documentaries :::

“The Police vs Grime Music”

“Top Boy Top Girl” (2010)

“Open Mic” (Dazed)

http://www.dazeddigital.com/embed/2040

::: Dubstep ::: 

Attfield, Sarah. “Sounding London?” Dubstep, darkness and avoiding the mainstream [online]. In: Giuffre, Liz (Editor); Spirou, Penny (Editor). Routes, Roots and Routines: Selected papers from the 2011 Australia/New Zealand IASPM Conference. Sydney, N.S.W. 2012

Bradley, Laura “Decoding Dubstep: A Rhetorical Investigation of Dubstep’s Development from the Late 1990s to the Early 2010s” 2013  

Frölich, Emilia “Dubstep – A journey in to dark sounds, urban spaces and contemporary youth identities” 

Kretmar, Samantha Phyllis, “Bass in Your Face: A Case-Study Exploration of Networked Culture” (2014). Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present. Paper 237.

Lison, Andrew “Love’s Unlimited Orchestra: Overcoming Left Melancholy Via Dubstep And Microhouse” New Formations, Number 75, Spring 2012, pp. 122-139(18)  

McEwen, R.C ” Sine of the Times”: Affect, Subjectivity, and the Propagation of Vibrations in a Dubstep Environment 2010

::: Documentaries :::

“Dubfiles” Dubstep Documentary (2008)

Hassan “BASSWEIGHT DUBSTEP DOCUMENTARY” 2008

(full film here)

SEE ALSO: “Bristol Bass Oddity” 

::: Other UK Bass (Garage, Bassline etc) :::

“It’s Bass up North” (Dazed)

http://www.dazeddigital.com/embed/2049

“Drop: The Story of Bassline” 

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