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Machine Possession

Over and Over : Exploring Repetition in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Enter Through a focus on the electronic machine aesthetic in genre variants of techno music, this chapter addresses affective relationships between repetitive beats associated with electronic dance music culture, and a technoculture...

The Love Parade: European techno, the EDM festival and the tragedy in Duisburg

The Pop Festival : History, Music, Media, Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

...Over the course of its 21-year history (1989–2010), the Love Parade grew to become, for a number of years, the largest and most famous electronic music event in Germany and all of Europe. The event was staged on a total of nineteen...

Kuala Lumpur

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,800,000 (2003) Located midway along the west coast of the Malay Peninsular, Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia. It is the administrative, commercial and financial center...

Electronic Dance Music: Trance and Techno-Shamanism

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...This chapter addresses an assemblage of spiritual technologies implicit to ‘electronic dance music’ (EDM) movements, with a specific focus on psytrance, in which the author has extensive field experience. It explores technologies...

Zürich

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 336,800 (2002) Zürich is located in the northeast of Switzerland at the north end of Zürichsee (Lake Zurich). It covers an area of 35 sq miles (92 sq km) and has 336,800 inhabitants, which makes...

Perfume

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Tecnobrega

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Conceived in the first years of the twenty-first century by music producers, DJs and popular musicians from the periphery areas of Belém (the capital of Pará State, East Amazonia, Brazil), tecnobrega is a type of techno music characterized...

Ambient

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Ambient music is a term that emerged in the 1970s to describe music designed to enhance environment and has continued to be applied to a number of differing types of primarily electronic musics. Ambient music encompasses a number...

Balearic Beat

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Balearic beat or beats, or simply ‘Balearic,’ is a loose commercial and critical grouping referring to dance musics associated with the club scene of the Balearic island of Ibiza. In its initial usage in the late 1980s the term referred...

French Touch

Olivier Julien

Olivier Julien is a lecturer in the history and musicology of popular music at Paris-Sorbonne University, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The association of the term ‘French Touch’ with a house-oriented type of club music originating from France goes back to the early 1990s and to the early days of the short-lived Music-Dance Division of the FNAC company (1991–4), whose...