Dancecult is a new "academic"-style journal about "electronic dance music culture." It reminds me of the kinds of books about technology and postmodernism that I'd impulse buy in the early 1990s. Of course, I'd only make it through three pages before cracking open the new issue of Hate or Eightball. But at least the covers and titles were fascinating! Here are the featured articles in the first issue of Dancecult:
IDM as a "Minor" Literature: The Treatment of Cultural and Musical Norms by "Intelligent Dance Music"
Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture (Thanks, Vann Hall!)
Decline of the Rave Inspired Clubculture in China: State Suppression, Clubber Adaptations and Socio-cultural Transformations
Matthew M Chew
Neotrance and the Psychedelic Festival
Graham St John
Too Young to Drink, Too Old to Dance: The Influences of Age and Gender on (Non) Rave Participation
DJ Culture in the Commercial Sydney Dance Music Scene
DJ Cummerbund noticed that the world needed a mashup of “Crazy Train” and “September,” and the world became a better place. The mashed up video is icing on the cake.
Given my own penchant in the 1980s for black clothing, black eyeliner, and Bauhaus, I was delighted by Dan Adams’s TED-Ed video “A brief history of goths.” And if you find yourself in that delightfully dark place, please enjoy these classics:
Chris Cornell, the singer of pioneering grunge/metal band Soundgarden, has died of apparent suicide. He was 52. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. When I saw Soundgarden play small clubs in the early 1990s, it was always an incredibly intense and, yes, loud experience. Cornell rocked. From the New York Times: Mr. Cornell […]
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