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Professor Martin James

Martin is Professor of Creative and Cultural Industries at Solent University, Southampton and an internationally published music critic. He has worked on the editorial teams of some of the UK’s leading music magazines, as well as contributing to numerous music and lifestyle magazines and UK daily broadsheet newspapers. He has written several critically acclaimed books about music, including French Connections: From Discotheque to Discovery, Moby: Replay and Dave Grohl – Times Like His. The first part of Martin’s definitive biography of The Prodigy, We Eat Rhythm, was published last year. Part two, We Live for the Beats, is due early 2021. State of Bass, an update of his long out-of-print history of the early years of jungle and drum & bass will be published in April 2020 on Velocity Press.

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