Adventures on the Wheels of Steel: The Rise of the Superstar DJs

Dave Haslam’s second book describes the history and the buzz of dance music through the eyes and experiences of DJ’s. He hangs out with Sasha in Glasgow, Fatboy Slim in Nottingham, Paul van Dyk in Cardiff, Norman Jay at the Southport Soul Weekender, and Lottie in Newcastle. There’s also chapter devoted to the life of the legendary pre-Mod DJ Guy Stevens. Haslam also meets influential DJ’s like Jimmy Savile, various top Northern Soul DJ’s, and aspiring unknowns. Full of exclusive DJ stories, tall tales, and hidden nightlife histories.

“He has talent on his side, and it’s his desire to tell to the real story of clubbing that sets Haslam’s book apart” – Metro

“It’s authoritative yet easy to read, and a fascinating insight into DJ culture” – DJ magazine

“An insightful account of the inexorable rise of the disc jockey” – Guardian Guide

“The best book on the superstar DJ phenomenon to date” – The List

“Haslam demonstrates a genuine warmth and passion for his subject, coupled with a scholarly attention to detail” – Q magazine

“Haslam doesn’t simply offer a slavish appreciation of disco culture. He’s one of the most erudite and incisive commentators on club culture” – ID magazine

“It’s a secret history that has never been given its due by the mainstream press; Haslam tells it with wit and style” – The New Chronicle