Coperta “Inner City Pressure”

Inner City Pressure

Narator: Ash Hunter

Durata: 10h 51m

A GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, PITCHFORK, NPR, METRO AND HERALD SCOTLAND BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2018‘The definitive grime biography’ NME’A landmark genre history’ PitchforkA GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, PITCHFORK, NPR, METRO AND HERALD SCOTLAND BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2018‘The definitive grime biography’ NME’A landmark genre history’ PitchforkThis audiobook is narrated by Ash Hunter, stage and screen actor who is currently playing Hamilton in the West End production of the musical.The year 2000. As Britain celebrates the new millennium, something is stirring in the crumbling council estates of inner-city London. Making beats on stolen software, spitting lyrics on tower block rooftops and beaming out signals from pirate-radio aerials, a group of teenagers raised on UK garage, American hip-hop and Jamaican reggae stumble upon a dazzling new genre.Against all odds, these young MCs will grow up to become some of the UK’s most famous musicians, scoring number one records and dominating British pop culture for years to come. Hip-hop royalty will fawn over them, billion dollar brands will queue up to beg for their endorsements and through their determined DIY ethics they’ll turn the music industry's logic on its head.But getting there won’t be easy. Successive governments will attempt to control their music, their behaviour and even their clothes. The media will demonise them and the police will shut down their clubs. National radio stations and live music venues will ban them. There will be riots, fighting in the streets, even murder. And the inner-city landscape that shaped them will be changed beyond all recognition.Drawn from over a decade of in depth interviews and research with all the key MCs, DJs and industry players, in this extraordinary book the UK’s best grime journalist Dan Hancox tells the remarkable story of how a group of outsiders went on to create a genre that has become a British institution. Here, for the first time, is the full story of grime.Beginning at the start of the new millennium in the council estates of inner London, Inner City Pressure tells the full story of grime, Britain’s most exciting musical revolution since punk. Against seemingly insurmountable odds, grime’s teenage pioneers sent out a signal from the pirate radio aerials and crumbling estates of London’s poorest boroughs that would, 15 years later, resonate as the universal sound of youthful rebellion, as big in the suburbs as in the inner city.By 2018, the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Wiley and Skepta have long since become household names. But have the conditions that produced this music now gone forever? What happens to those living on the margins when those margins become ever-smaller spaces? And what happens to a rebellious, outsider sound when it is fully accepted by the pop cultural mainstream? Inner City Pressure tells the astonishing story of a generation dancing, fighting and rioting against the forces gentrifying the capital.‘Grime is the sound of 21st century protest. Inner City Pressure is essential reading from a superb writer on the political awakening of a generation’ Owen Jones‘Dan Hancox charts a remarkable story from pirate radio to the front pages. This is a story that deserves to be heard’ David Lammy MP‘Unputdownable and bristling with insights about grime and the city it was born in. Anyone with any interest in grime, you need to be reading this, trust me’ Jeffrey Boakye, author of Hold Tight'It says something about the last two decades that the first real history of 21st century London comes in the form of a book about grime. Hancox tells the story of a city and a music scene with restraint, humour and anger’ Owen Hatherley, author of A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain‘Riveting… Grime, black music’s rawest response against social injustice, has the chronicler it deserves. Hancox is a tremendous guide’ Kitty Empire, Observer‘An extraordinary pop music story. Hancox’s deep knowledge of London illuminates the music … just as you could tell the story of the US in the Sixties via rock music, Hancox sees 21st Century London through a grime lens, from the 2011 riots to Grenfell Tower’ Dorian Lynskey, GQ‘A vivid and serious study of grime, stretching from its earliest stirrings through to its unexpected love-fest clinch with Corbyn’ Simon Reynolds‘A terrific achievement and an instant London classic’ Leo Hollis, author of Cities Are Good For You‘An absolutely brilliant read’ Tom Dyckhoff‘A must read’ DJ Slimzee‘A dazzling book’ Ellie Mae O’Hagan‘An excellent, thorough history’ Wire‘An exhaustive, thrilling account of one of UK music’s most fascinating and complex musical experiences’ ClashDan Hancox is a native Londoner who writes about music, politics, gentrification, social exclusion, protest and the margins of urban life, chiefly for the Guardian, but also the New York Times, Vice, The Fader, Dazed & Confused and XXL.• WELL-ESTABLISHED EXPERT VOICE: Dan Hancox is the UK’s pre-eminent music journalist on grime, having interviewed all the key MCs numerous times and covered the phenomenon for a decade in magazines such as Vice, The Fader, XXL and Dazed and Confused. His Guardian Long Read on Wiley was widely shared online in early 2017.• THE FIRST DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF GRIME: There isn’t another definitive narrative nonfiction book on grime in the market – there have only been illustrated books, celebrity biographies or niche academic titles. This is an all-encompassing history in the tradition of Simon Reynolds’s RIP IT UP AND START AGAIN (TCM 30k), Jon Savage’s ENGLAND’S DREAMING (TCM 25k) and John Harris’s THE LAST PARTY (TCM 20k).• TV/FILM RIGHTS SOLD: We have sold TV/film rights to Pulse Films, who are responsible for some of the very best music documentaries and films of recent years, including Beyonce’s Lemonade video, the Nick Cave film 20,000 Days on Earth and the LCD Soundsystem concert film Shut Up and Play the Hits.• GRIME4CORBYN: Dan ran the Grime4Corbyn campaign that went viral during the 2017 General Election. The intersections of grime and politics are explored to great effect in this book.
Publicat de: HarperCollins Publishers

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