“Shocking, enlightening and engaging”, the social and political history of dance music

“The club is the haven, a place where you can be who you want to be,” says Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller near the start of Everybody in the Place

UK journalist and film-maker Ed Gillett is working on a new book titled “Party Lines” that will be released in 2023 by Picador books.

Ed’s work treats dance music as not merely a musical or cultural phenomenon, but a unique lens through which to re-examine Britain’s social and political history

“Persuasive and passionate in its argument that the the regulation of dance culture in the UK is also a history of government-sanctioned systemic prejudice, and that the simple act of going out and dancing in this country has been for many decades an inherently politicised act.”

Read the full article on The Bookseller here