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...Lee Perry OD, also known as “Scratch” and “The Upsetter,” is a Jamaican record producer and reggae singer. Perry has influenced the Jamaican pop music genre and is considered the inventor of the reggae rhythm through his use of sampling...

Anxious, Dismal, Giddy, Aggressive: Seth Kim-Cohen Interviewed by Mark Peter Wright for Ear Room

Seth Kim-Cohen

Seth Kim-Cohen is Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Against Ambience and Other Essays

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Ear Room: We’re here primarily to talk about your new book Against Ambience, can you briefly outline some of its main themes/topics.Seth Kim-Cohen: Against Ambience is an example of an endangered species—a book of good, old-fashioned...

Lyon

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 445,274 (1999)With more than 1,300,000 people living in its greater urban area, Lyon is the third-largest metropolis in France. Located midway between Paris and Marseilles at the head of the Rhône Valley, it is a crossroads...

To Be Experienced, Not Understood: Empirical Mysticisms in Trance, Dub and Drone

Owen Coggins

Owen Coggins is Honorary Associate of the Religious Studies Department at The Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction This chapter examines how religion, specifically religious experience and mysticism, have been understood in relation to popular music cultures. Scholarly approaches to religiosity will be considered in three areas of popular...

Reggae

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...African, African-Caribbean and Judaeo-Christian religious traditions have been central to the development of Jamaican culture generally and reggae in particular (see Chevannes 1998a,b). Likewise, rhythms developed in African-Caribbean...

Supplementing (in) Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures

Paul Hegarty

Paul Hegarty teaches Philosophy and Visual Culture at University College Cork, Ireland. He is the author of Noise/Music (Bloomsbury, 2007) and co-series editor of the Ex:Centrics series with Bloomsbury. He jointly runs the experimental record label dotdotdotmusic, and performs in the noise bands Safe and La Société des Amis du Crime. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Annihilating Noise

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...The culture industry has always liked to ‘do it clean’, to make the surface smooth and shiny, so that the object and commodity can disguise themselves in the apparently pure listening experience of a properly produced piece of music. Studio...

The Riddim Production Method: The Audio Engineer as Music Arranger

Ray Hitchins

Ray Hitchins has worked in the Jamaican music industry since 1981. In addition to his credits as a touring and studio musician, he ran a successful Kingston-based production company and in 2011 completed a PhD in ethnomusicology at Leeds University. He currently lectures at The University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vibe Merchants: The Sound Creators of Jamaican Popular Music

Taylor & Francis Group, 2014

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...As previously discussed, the 1980s saw a dramatic change in JPM with the integration of new instruments, performance and writing approaches and the serial recording model. In addition, the riddim, as an autonomous backing track over which...

The reggae sound system and vibe

Malcolm James

Malcolm James is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sonic Intimacy : Reggae Sound Systems, Jungle Pirate Radio and Grime YouTube Music Videos

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Introduction In 1981 NME magazine undertook the somewhat impossible task of itemizing UK reggae sound systems. Their list included a hundred London-based sounds, and more than thirty elsewhere across the country, only a proportion of those...

Reggae in Europe

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...From being the local, ethnic soundtrack of a small Caribbean island, reggae has established itself as a genuine global style, appreciated and imitated all over the world. Though obvious differences exist among its countries, Europe...

Miami Bass

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Miami bass is a subgenre of hip-hop music which emerged among African-American musicians in southern Florida during the 1980s. It acquired the name because of its heavy emphasis on a booming bass quality created by the ‘kick drum’ (bass...