The Northern Soul Scene - Sarah Raine

The Northern Soul Scene - Sarah Raine

Life with Soul is Better, Much Better

The Northern Soul Scene - Sarah Raine

Dani Herranz [+-]
Music Promoter and DJ
The roots of Spanish Soul scene come from the Mid-80s, where a young generation of Mods discovered the Kent compilations, and decided that rare soul was the best music ever. Since then, Dani Herranz has been involved in promotion, travelling and DJing, living for a couple of years in London, where he was a 100 Club and Capitol Soul Club regular. As a promoter, his most well known events are the Autumn Mod Rally (90s), Big Thing Allnighters (2007-12), and Someday Allnighter (2014-17), all in Valencia, Spain.


This chapter, first published in Ruta 66 (a popular Rock magazine in Spain) in 2014, places the Spanish scene within a wider history of the northern soul scene, from the Twisted Wheel in the 1960s to the contemporary global and multigenerational scene. The editors have included both the original piece and an English translation, offering the reader access to the insider traditions of documenting the northern soul scene, bringing together photographs, record labels, key places and people, and the language of the scene, as part of a Spanish history of soul fandom.

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Herranz, Dani. Life with Soul is Better, Much Better. The Northern Soul Scene. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 216-221 Feb 2019. ISBN 9781781795583. Date accessed: 03 Dec 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33758. Feb 2019

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