Tim Lawrence

A chat with author and Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of East London, Tim Lawrence, about the birth of dance music culture in New York, and his new book, Life And Death On The New York Dancefloor, 1980-83.

Lawrence is also the author of Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music, 1970-79, and Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-92.

In addition to his writing, he is a co-founder of Lucky Cloud Sound System, which started to put on Loft-style parties with David Mancuso in London back in 2003.

You can learn more about Tim here and his work here: http://www.timlawrence.info/bio/