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Daft Punk

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...From within the global vogue of electropop music in the 1990s, Daft Punk emerged to become a force of artistic innovation. Formed in 1992 after a failed foray into rock music with the band Darlin’, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo...

Skream

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...Skream is a London-based music producer and DJ who was the central figure in the development and popularity of the dubstep genre during the early 2000s. He has since been exploring other electronica genres such as house and techno. Skream...

Kode9

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...A pioneer in the dubstep scene, Scottish DJ Kode9, born Steve Goodman, combined musical production with critical philosophy to foment one of the most visible electric music genres in the 2000s. Born in Glasgow in 1973, Kode9 grew up within...

A.R. Rahman

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...Nicknamed “Isai Puyal” (The Musical Storm) and “the Mozart of Madras,” Allahrakka Rahman—or simply A. R. Rahman—has built a wide-ranging career as a musical director, singer, and composer in the international music and film industries. Born...

Goldie

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...Born Clifford Prince in 1965 in Walsall, England, Goldie became one of the first stars of England’s jungle-adjacent drum and bass dance music scene. He was put up for adoption by his Scottish-Jamaican parents and spent his childhood moving...

Blondie

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...Perhaps best known for its disco-joke hit, “Heart of Glass,” Blondie emerged from the New York art-rock scene to become national fashion and music icons. Having emerged from the Stilettoes, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry partnered with Billy...
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...Considered one of the first songwriters and producers to have brought disco music to the international stage, Giorgio Moroder paved the way for pop music’s contemporary focus on electronic production. Born in Italy in 1940, Moroder toured...

When the Music Stutters

Over and Over : Exploring Repetition in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...A culture of repetition arises when the extremely high level of repetitive structuring necessary to sustain capitalist modernity becomes salient in its own right, experienced directly as constituent of subjectivity.It is no longer...

Time and Time Again

Over and Over : Exploring Repetition in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...From the Baroque era to the present day, Western art music has often been experienced and described in terms of a teleological process. Music in this tradition seems to form large-scale curves of tension, often building up to a climax...

Harm Reduction or Psychedelic Support? Caring for Drug-Related Crises at Transformational Festivals

Weekend Societies : Electronic Dance Music Festivals and Event-Cultures

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This chapter was previously published in Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture in May 2015. Dancecult permits the reproduction of this material by Bloomsbury in this volume. Executive Editor of Dancecult, Graham St John.5...