The modern electronic scene has come a long way since its fascinating beginnings, which were heavily influenced by the colorful "beat culture" of the 90s. The evolution of hip-hop and electronic music throughout the era has now been etched into a book called Bedroom Beats & B-sides: Instrumental Hip Hop & Electronic Music at the Turn of the Century.

Scheduled to hit the shelves this winter, the book explores "beat culture" through the lens of its author, Laurent Fintoni, who dedicated over 20 years to the project. It includes over 100 interviews with artists, music producers, DJs, and record label owners, all of whom were deeply immersed into the culture.

"This book is a deeply personal project that has consumed me for over 20 years," said Fintoni in a press release. "I hope it can do justice to the vibrancy and importance of the culture it seeks to celebrate and its people. I am grateful to Velocity Press for taking a chance on me as a first-time author and giving me space and support to tell the first, but hopefully not the last, version of this story."

You can preorder Bedroom Beats & B-Sides: Instrumental Hip Hop & Electronic Music At The Turn Of The Century here via Velocity Press.

Credit: The Vinyl Factory

Related

Mima Good

This Music Video Immortalizes a True 1940's Love Story with Unearthed Footage from Brooklyn Jewish Community

Electronic music vocalist Mima Good is living vicariously through her grandparents to celebrate their love and Jewish heritage.

Heart Hands

This Book Tells Astonishing True Stories from the Inside of Music Festival Medical Tents

"Molly, Mushrooms, & Mayhem: Stories from Inside the Music Festival Medical Tent" is a must-read.

DMX

Electronic Music Artists React to Tragic Death of DMX: "His Music Will Live On"

The influential hip-hop icon died at the age of 50 following an apparent drug overdose and heart attack.

IMG_3032

New Book Explores the Art of Gloving Light Shows

According to "The Literal Hand Book," there's more to the art of gloving than meets the eye.

&ME Beats 1 One Mix

Keinemuzik's &ME On Beats 1 One Mix [INTERVIEW]

Hip-hop turntablist turned electronic music producer, &ME is best known for his slow-burning, hauntingly melodic style of house music.

eevee

How eevee, the Heroine of Lo-Fi, is Channeling Her Music Through Her Pregnancy [Interview]

"I hope when he sees me making music and enjoying what I do for my job, he feels like pursuing his dreams."

Nintendo Switch

Watch This Producer Make a Beat from Scratch With a Nintendo Switch

The music production content you didn't know you needed.