Entertainment & Style

By Bert Random

Publisher : SilverWood Books

ABOUT Bert Random

Bert Random
Bert Random crawled into a speaker in 1990 when he was 16 years old and emerged over a decade later with nothing but ringing eardrums, dusty trainers, and a random handful of scribbled notes. It has taken him until now to decipher his handwriting and begin piecing it all together. Despite  More...


Here comes the noise.

It creeps up on us, quietly at first, attracting people out of the shadows, inviting us to make this derelict space a dancefloor. The volume reaches a gratifyingly loud level and I realize that this really is going to happen, this is really going to go off.

The music has caught the masses. It sounds vaguely like a distant choir, like a snatch of sweet, sharp voices sampled and made strange, and as it flows into its simple rhythm the crowd begins to gather and sway.

A gritty and arresting account of 90s free party culture, from Bristol indie press Spannered Books.

"A vivid account of the squat party experience; a pumped-up Fear and Loathing transplanted to Bristol, England… we are taken on an odyssey, 'aving it to pounding techno in a dirty warehouse. Read this book - the story of the real 90s ecstasy revolution."
Chris Liberator
Stay Up Forever Records

"Love it! It put me right back to the days when I was doing exactly the same thing in London 1995. Only I was one of the DJ's and I had my own set of parameters to deal with like who was playing next , who was organizing the party and the rig, if they would let you play etc etc… but the experiences are pretty much the same. I loved the bit were it all gets a bit much, we have all been there at some point. A really fun read , with some great visual descriptions of the weirdest moments…"
Henry Cullen aka D.A.V.E. the Drummer (Hydraulix/ Mutate to Survive/ Pounding Grooves)

"This is the first book I have not put down till I finished it in a very long time. Absolutely fucking marvellous! Totally gripped me and bang I was at the party. Totally nailed it… and an awesome soundtrack."
DJ Simmer (Shimmy/ Problem Child)