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Dubstep's Early Years To Be Focus Of New Photo-Book
Christian Eede , August 19th, 2021 22:50

Photographer Georgina Cook's 'Drumz Of The South' takes its name from her blog that charted the development of the scene and genre

Music photographer Georgina Cook is crowdfunding the publication of a new book, Drumz Of The South: The Dubstep Years 2004-2007.

Taking its name from her blog, which also chronicled various underground sounds and parties in South London, Drumz Of The South features various photos captured at key nights such as FWD>>, Skull Disco and DMZ, as well as from the recording of Mary Anne Hobbs' seminal Dubstep Warz radio show on BBC Radio 1.

The book also includes portraits and photos of key dubstep artists, such as Burial, Mala, Skream and Kode9, as well as hand-drawn notes and posts from the original blog. Writer Emma Warren has written the foreword, while there's also an introductory essay by Cook herself.

"The first time I heard Dubstep was in 2004, in my friend Mala's car outside my favourite local bar, The Black Sheep, in Croydon," Cook says in a note on the Kickstarter page that she's launched to fund the book. "He played me his track 'B', and it sounded like nothing else I'd heard before. As a photographer of underground music, I knew I had to get involved."

Cook has launched the crowdfunding campaign with the intention of raising the £20,000 needed to cover the cost of printing 1,000 copies of the book. Any excess funds raised will be put towards the book's launch and future publications.

You can find more information on the book, and back the crowdfunding campaign, here.