From its inception as a tiny Melbourne store in the 1970’s, to becoming the linchpin that paved the way for electronic dance music in Australia and New Zealand, Central Station Records’ status as an iconic dance music brand didn’t arrive without its trials and tribulations.

Music Wars: The Sound of the Underground tells the story of two unlikely entrepreneurs (Giuseppe ‘Jo’ Palumbo and Morgan Williams) who contended with legal threats, supply embargoes and intimidation tactics in the fight to let dance music emerge from the underground.

Penned by Rell Hannah and featuring 50+ interviews with DJs, producers and entrepreneurial creatives, Music Wars is out June 23.

The good people over at Central Station have sent us an excerpt so you can ‘try before you buy‘, check it out below:

From chapter 3, Freedom (1979-1980)