If you've ever wondered what the homes, studios, crates, shelves and work spaces of some of your favorite DJs and producers look like, here's a wonderful window, for peeking into the personal spaces of some of greatest in the game! Behind The Beat is a beautifully put together photo book – with shots of the batcaves and hideaways of some of the best and most influential hip hop era producers – including DJ Premier, Madlib, J Dilla, DJ Spinna, Nextmen, Dj Swamp, E- Swift, Kut Masta Kurt, Fat Jack, Beatminerz, DJ Shadow
, DJ Design, Dan the Automator, Chief Xcel, Young Einstein, Numark, Cut Chemist, Thes One, J Zone , Mario Caldato Jr and others. Put together by Rafael "Raph" Rashid, Behind The Beat is an addictive page turner with brief introductions to each party, a small list of selected productions, and from there it moves on and lets the photography do the talking. Let's hope for series of sequels! Hardcover, 168 pages.
(One of our favorite books of the past decade or so. Back in print!)