In the 1990s, an incredible revolution swept across North American dance floors. It was an underground revolution, largely unnoticed by the general public, except as a source of intense controversy. This revolution was called the rave scene, where thousands of electronic music fans would gather together at secret (and sometimes not so secret) events, and celebrate well into the morning to the most progressive, cutting edge beats in the nation. It was outrageous, groundbreaking, and, most of all, it was phenomenal.
Though raves ranged across the country, the capital of this movement was Southern California, where the best electronic music talent in the world came together to produce a scene so intense that it secured its own unique chapter in American partying history.
DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM: Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave is the story of the American rave scene at its peak, as told by one of the premiere rave insiders: dance music photojournalist Michael Tullberg. Writing and photographing for virtually all of the major electronic music magazines of the day, including URB, Mixer, BPM Culture, Insider and Lotus, Tullberg helped fashion the public image of the rave scene, capturing it in all of its splendor. While enjoying his position at the epicenter of the American rave nation (as well as parties in many other areas of the country), he amassed an enormous library of photographs, articles, interviews and memorabilia, which make up the contents of this groundbreaking book.
With his tripped-out, psychedelic images and insightful writing, DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM: Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave takes the reader into the heart of the rave scene—to the warehouses, soundstages, after-hours clubs, deserts and mountains where rhythmic magic was made. From the tiniest back rooms to the most enormous massives, Tullberg covered it all. More than just a snapshot in time, this book is a tribute to the men and women who catapulted electronic music into the public eye, and helped lay the groundwork for the dance-dominated pop and EDM that tops today's charts.
DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM contains hundreds of photographs over 300+ pages, as well as Tullberg's own prose, and interviews with classic rave DJs like Christopher Lawrence and Sandra Collins. It also features reprints of Tullberg's classic magazine reviews and articles, rave fliers, laminates, and magazine covers, so as to represent the atmosphere of the time as authentically as possible. Make no mistake, this will be a vital addition to any EDM fan's bookshelf or coffee table.
The book is available for online ordering at its web site, www.dancefloorthunderstorm.com, and at several select book and music stores in and around Los Angeles. Supplies of this exclusive First Edition are limited, so go to the web site and order your copy today!