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Harold Heath announces new Book for the 99% of DJs who never make it Big


‘Long Relationships: My Incredible Journey From Unknown DJ to Small-time DJ’ is the first book to detail what DJing is like for the 99% of DJs who never make it big.

The book is written by former DJ/producer Harold Heath, it’s a biographical account of a DJ career defined by a deep love of music and a shallow amount of success.

From the days of vinyl, when DJs were often also glass-collectors, to the era of megastar stadium EDM, it’s a journey of 30 odd years on a low-level, economy-class rollercoaster through the ups and downs of an ever-changing music industry.

Harold Heath says: “My experiences of three decades as a DJ were a lot more prosaic and down to earth than that of the top tier. I felt that my story was probably more familiar to the vast majority of DJs and that our story hadn’t been told. Most of us didn’t reach the top level of private jets, an Ibiza residency and all the vinyl we could eat but had truly joyful experiences nonetheless, experiences that often changed our lives for the better. I wanted to document and celebrate the untold story of the unsung local DJ; hopefully, this book has achieved that.”

“Like with footballers, there are a plethora of lower-tier DJs who are just as gifted as their superstar compatriots, but for one reason or another don’t make it beyond the Vauxhall Conference league. Harold Heath is one of them. Full of highs and lows, his journey as a DJ who didn’t quite ‘make it’ is a compelling tale.” Carl Loben, DJ Mag Editor in Chief

If you ever DJed, if you ever lost yourself on a dance floor, or if you ever simply fell in love with the potential contained within a dark basement, a strobe and a sound system, then this story is your story. ‘Long Relationships’ is out now from here.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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