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Chris May

Chris May is editor of the British style and culture magazine Jocks&Nerds.

About Me

Chris May is the Editor of style/culture/history print magazine Jocks & Nerds, and has written for the magazine since its launch in 2011. He writes for TheVinylFactory.com and is a Contributing Editor on AllAboutJazz.com. He also writes for The New European and other print and online titles. His books include African All-Stars: The Pop Music Of A Continent (Quartet Books/Paladin), an encyclopaedic survey of modern African music, and Vibes From The Scribes (Pluto Press), a contextualised anthology of verse by rap forebears The Last Poets. He edited the pioneering magazine Black Music & Jazz Review for five years during the mid 1980s. Among his escapades in the record business, in the late 1980s he ran the London office of the French label Celluloid Records, owned by the "colourful" Corsican Jean Karakos and then the main outlet for downtown New York avant-funk bassist Bill Laswell's productions. He is currently on commission from New York's Knitting Factory Records to write commentaries for every track on all releases in the label's ongoing Complete Works reissue series of his longtime friend Fela Kuti.