Emma Warren

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Emma Warren has been writing and making radio about music and community for decades, and is internationally respected for her work documenting grassroots culture. She is the author of the Sunday Times Book of the Week and Amazon Best Seller Dance Your Way Home: A Journey Through The Dancefloor (Faber, 2023). She also wrote Make Some Space: Tuning Into Total Refreshment Centre which was a Mojo Top Ten book of 2019 and Steam Down: Or How Things Begin (Rough Trade Books, 2019) which was an Irish Times read of the year. Her pamphlet Document Your Culture is a cult read for renegade archivists across the globe. 

She was a founding contributor to Jockey Slut magazine, worked on staff at THE FACE and as an editorial mentor at Brixton youth-run Live Mag. She was a founding contributor to cult mid-1990s music magazine Jockey Slut and was a key interviewer for the Red Bull Music Academy’s series of videos with influential music legends. She had a monthly radio show on Worldwide FM for six years and is the founder of publishing imprint Sweet Machine.


Dance Your Way Home

This book is about the kind of ordinary dancing you and I might do in our kitchens when a favourite tune comes on. It’s more than a social history: it’s a set of interconnected histories of the overlooked places where dancing happens…

Why do we dance together? What does dancing tells us about ourselves, individually and collectively? And what can it do for us? Whether it be at home, ’80s club nights, Irish dancehalls or reggae dances, jungle raves or volunteer-run spaces and youth centres, Emma Warren has sought the answers to these questions her entire life.

Currently Working On

  • Emma is currently working on her next book