Lionz of East London

‘Booms with funk, crackles with soul.Dominic JP Nelson-Ashley puts his records on, taking us back to the intensity of University days. Multiculturalism in action in an urban setting, with all its joys, strains, power struggles and mixtapes in the era of DJ Sound systems, Slow jams, New Jack Swing and cheap bar prices.

He offers us the minds of an exuberant Afro-Caribbean Society ready to take on the world with a declaration of identity and defiant confidence in the heart of the 1980s – a decade with its peculiar mix of a world opening up and collapsing in on us at the same time. This is a book as much about life lessons as it is about the dance floor.’ 

Andy Willoughby