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Lim Giong

Artist Pages

...Within Taiwanese music, Lim Giong’s output seemed unique for its combination of traditional music and, over time, electronic musical forms. Born in Changhua, Taiwan in 1964, Giong’s musical career began when his first album, Marching...

Dub Plates/Specials

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...In reggae, the terms ‘dub plates’ and ‘specials’ refer to custom-made 10” (25 cm) acetates featuring exclusive mixes of songs for use on sound systems. An understudied phenomenon, the practise of ‘cutting dubs’ is one of the defining...

Deejaying (DJing)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...( One of the most important strands in reggae, and certainly the most popular with its core audience in Jamaica, the performance technique of deejaying (also known as ‘toasting’) consists of rhythmically talking or semi-singing...

Dub Version

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Of all Jamaica’s contributions to popular music, arguably none has had greater worldwide impact than the dub version. Indeed, the term ‘dub’ has become a commonplace, its referent many kinds of instrumental music, particularly in the dance...

Engineer

Paul Théberge

Paul Theberge is a Professor cross-appointed to the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (where he was formerly Canada Research Chair and Director) and to the School for Studies in Art and Culture (Music) at Carleton University, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steve Jones

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Employed to manage the complex task of controlling the movement of sound from a sound source (performer or instrument) to an audience or recording medium, engineers are often considered to be simply technicians. They are, however...

Sound System

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...At the heart of reggae lies the sound system. In the early days of the phenomenon, during the late 1940s and early 1950s in Jamaica, a sound system was scarcely more than a turntable, an amplifier and a pair of speakers, playing the latest...

Curators as Taste Entrepreneurs in the Digital Music Industries

Popular Music in the Post-Digital Age : Politics, Economy, Culture and Technology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...The power of lists On 22 November 2017, online electronic music magazine and community platform Resident Advisor, established in 2001, published a feature article explaining why the team had decided to stop publishing...

Scratching (Revised 2020)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...‘Scratching’ is a term used to denote the percussive sound caused by rapidly moving a vinyl record backwards and forwards on a turntable while the stylus remains lodged in the grooves of the record. This technique is generally attributed...

Ahmadabad

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 4,500,000 (2003) This capital of Gujarat State is the largest urban center located between Mumbai and Delhi; it has a growing international presence in commerce and is the center of Gujarati culture...

Rave Culture

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...‘Rave’ has always had numerous definitions. In the Bible, the term ‘to rave’ means ‘to prophesy.’ The word ‘raving’ has roots in Jamaica that allude to ‘letting loose on the weekend.’ Dictionaries have traditionally defined a raver...