Facebook friend James Arena is an American author, commentator and creator of a series of books spotlighting dance music artists. One of his publications was "Stars of 80s Dance Pop - The European Edition" that came out in 2015 and that featured an interview with Luv' singer José Hoebee (see news posted on September 10th, 2015).
Recently James released two books:
* Stars of 21st Century Dance Pop and EDM: 33 DJs, Producers and Singers Discuss Their Careers - Date of release: May 19, 2017
In this collection of original interviews, 33 hitmakers from 11 countries discuss their lives and careers in this still-unfolding new age including Alcazar's Andreas Lundstedt, DJ Dave Audé, Xenia Ghali, Bimbo Jones, DJ Chris Cox, Darude, Inaya Day, Deepend, Bart & Baker, Freemasons, D.O.N.S./Warp Brothers' Oliver Goedicke, Gryffin, Harrison, In-Grid, Kimberley Locke, DJ Paul Oakenfold, Suzanne Palmer, DJ Ralphi Rosario, Sak Noel, DJ Richard Vission and more. Special commentary provided by Moto Blanco's Danny Harrison and clubland queen Martha Wash.
The book is available on several platforms including Amazon. Click here to buy a copy.
* Europe’s Stars of ’80s Dance Pop: 32 International Music Legends Discuss Their Careers - Date of release: July 7, 2017
Previously independently released by the author as "Stars of 80s Dance Pop-The European Edition", which is now out-of-print. This new version has been updated, re-edited and redesigned and is traditionally published by McFarland & Co.
Though José doesn't appear in this version of the book, it remains a must-have.
In Europe’s Stars of ’80s Dance Pop, 32 of the era’s most celebrated artists, producers and industry professionals discuss their lives and careers: Thomas Anders (Modern Talking’s “You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul”), Pete Burns (Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)”), Desireless (“Voyage Voyage”), Phil Harding (PWL Mixmaster), Junior (“Mama Used to Say”), Leee John (Imagination’s “Just an Illusion”), Liz Mitchell (Boney M.’s 1988 “Megamix”), Fab Morvan (Milli Vanilli’s “Girl You Know It’s True”), Taco (“Putting On the Ritz”), Jennifer Rush (“The Power of Love”), Sabrina (“Boys”), Spagna (“Call Me”), Amii Stewart (“Knock on Wood”), Yazz (“The Only Way Is Up”) and many more. Includes special commentary by Academy Award winner Mel Brooks and Audrey Landers, star of Dallas.
Click here to buy a copy.
To promote his books, James Arena often takes part in promotional campaigns (sometimes even with the interviewees themselves)