The Second Summer of Love: How Dance Music Took Over the World
The Second Summer of Love tells the story of when Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling, Nicky Holloway and Johnny Walker returned from Ibiza in 1987 and brought back with them the seeds of a new global counterculture movement.
With a rife political and fiercely right wing Thatcher government, the seeds of planted discontent began to flourish. The battle between the youth and the establishment had begun across Britains' nightclubs.
In this highly entertaining novel, author and dance music promoter Alon Shulman uses exclusive contributions from the world's biggest DJs, including Paul Oakenfold, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Moby, Faithless, Mr C, Farley & Heller, Danny Rampling to retell the story.
The Second Summer of Love is the definitive story of how dance music took over the world, charting the rise of Acid House and club culture into the dominant youth movement it is today.
Complete with rare and never before seen photographs, this is the true account of what really happened as told by its key figures.
'It's as if house music and rave culture tapped into this ancient predilection of humans to stay up all night dancing and staring into the fire, and just supercharged it with electricity and MDMA' -Moby
'What I was experiencing was right in front of my eyes, it was happening right now and I loved it' -Carl Cox
'It opened my eyes and ears to a different spirit in music' - Fatboy Slim