Have you heard the news? The freshly expanded and updated edition of Join The Future: Bleep Techno and the Birth of British Bass Music – complete with extended chapters, additional interviews, more footnotes and a brand-new ‘afterword’ – has just been published! There are two ways you can currently get it – direct from our publisher, Velocity Press, or in person at one of the numerous events we’re doing in the next couple of months (it will be available more widely, including in bookshops, as of April).

That’s right: we’re off on tour to promote the book. We’ll be pitching up in towns and cities across the UK – and beyond – over the next couple of months. Each event features author Matt Anniss in conversation (usually with a journalist or DJ/producer), while some also boast DJs. At each event you can buy copies of the book and get them signed should you so wish. Here’s what we have in store and links to the various events (feel free to check back regularly, as new dates are being added all the time):

Thursday 2nd February – Friendly Records Bar, Bristol (7pm-10pm, free entry)
Matt Anniss book reading, ‘in conversation’ session and audience Q&A, plus DJs Farrell and Andy Payback (Under Heavy Manners). Free tickets available via Headfirst Bristol / Facebook Event page here.

Saturday 4th February – Cafe Artum, Birmingham (3pm-8pm, free entry)
Matt Anniss in conversation with Mark Archer (Altern8) and Neil Rushton (Network Records), plus DJs Mark Archer and Matt Anniss (note: the talk will likely start around 4pm). Event page here.

Thursday 9th February – Walthamstow Rock N Roll Book Club, Signature Brew, Blackhorse Lane (7pm-11pm, ticketed)
Matt Anniss in conversation with Lanre Bakare (the Guardian), plus DJs TBA. Tickets (including entry + book deal) available via this event page.

Thursday 16th February – Rubadub, Glasgow (6pm-9pm, free entry)
Matt Anniss in conversation with JD Twitch (Optimo). Event page here.

Friday 17th February – The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh (7pm-10pm, free entry)
Presented in association with Underground Solu’shn Records. Matt Anniss in conversation with Becca Inglis. Pop-up store from Underground Solu’shun. Event page here.

Saturday 25th February – Rush Hour, Amsterdam (4pm-6pm, free entry)
Matt Anniss, Marsel Delsin and Aroy Dee in conversation with Holly Dicker, plus DJs Aroy Dee and Matt Anniss.

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