New Academic Journal, Dancecult, Looks At Dance Music Culture

Promises To Be The Coolest Peer-Reviewed Journal Ever      01/10/09

New Academic Journal, Dancecult, Looks At Dance Music Culture

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A new journal has launched that could be in the running to be the coolest peer-reviewed journal ever:

Dancecult is a peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal for the study of electronic dance music culture (EDMC). A platform for interdisciplinary scholarship on the shifting terrain of EDMCs worldwide, the journal houses research exploring the sites, technologies, sounds and cultures of electronic music in historical and contemporary perspectives.

It's presented in full academic garb, but even that cannot mask the inherent coolness of some of the topics covered:

  • Breakcore: Identity and Interaction on Peer-to-Peer
  • A review of We Call It Techno! A Documentary About Germany’s Early Techno Scene
  • The Inverted Sublimity of the Dark Psytrance Dance Floor
  • Neotrance and the Psychedelic Festival
  • IDM as a "Minor" Literature: The Treatment of Cultural and Musical Norms by "Intelligent Dance Music"

And if you want to find out more about the Abstract Reality of the Hardcore Continuum.....well now you know where to look.


James Lewin
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