New book, Bedroom Beats & B-Sides, explores history of modern beat culture

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  • Laurent Fintoni's book, out in November, dives into hip-hop and electronic music from the '90s through the 2010s.
  • New book, Bedroom Beats & B-Sides, explores history of modern beat culture image
  • A new book chronicling the evolution of the modern beat scene is being published in November. Bedroom Beats & B-Sides: Instrumental Hip Hop & Electronic Music At The Turn Of The Century includes hundreds of interviews and weaves together social, cultural and musical histories. Author Laurent Fintoni focuses on bedroom-produced hip-hop and electronic music, from "trip-hop, jungle, illbient and IDM in the 1990s to just 'beats' in the late 2000s," according to publisher Velocity Press. "This book is a deeply personal project that has consumed me for over 20 years," says Fintoni. "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 on Velocity Press.