Dancefloor Driven Literature

Morrison, Simon A., 'Dancefloor-Driven Literature: Subcultural Big Bangs and a New Center for the Aesthetic Universe', Popular Music 36, no. 1 (The Critical Imperative) (January 2017), 43–54. Muggleton, David, 'The Post-subculturalist', ...

Author: Simon A. Morrison

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501357688

Category: Music

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Almost as soon as 'club culture' took hold - during the UK's Second Summer of Love in 1988 - its sociopolitical impact became clear, with journalists, filmmakers and authors all keen to use this cultural context as source material for their texts. This book uses that electronic music subculture as a route into an analysis of these principally literary representations of a music culture: why such secondary artefacts appear and what function they serve. The book conceives of a new literary genre to accommodate these stories born of the dancefloor - 'dancefloor-driven literature'. Using interviews with Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting (1994), alongside other dancefloor-driven authors Nicholas Blincoe and Jeff Noon as case studies, the book analyzes three separate ways writers draw on electronic dance music in their fictions, interrogating that very particular intermedial intersection between the sonic and the linguistic. It explores how such authors write about something so subterranean as the nightclub scene, and analyses what specific literary techniques they deploy to write lucidly and fluidly about the metronomic beat of electronic music and the chemical accelerant that further alters that relationship.

Dancefloor Driven Literature

The book conceives of a new literary genre to accommodate these stories born of the dancefloor - 'dancefloor-driven literature'.

Author: Simon A. Morrison

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501357695

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Almost as soon as 'club culture' took hold - during the UK's Second Summer of Love in 1988 - its sociopolitical impact became clear, with journalists, filmmakers and authors all keen to use this cultural context as source material for their texts. This book uses that electronic music subculture as a route into an analysis of these principally literary representations of a music culture: why such secondary artefacts appear and what function they serve. The book conceives of a new literary genre to accommodate these stories born of the dancefloor - 'dancefloor-driven literature'. Using interviews with Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting (1994), alongside other dancefloor-driven authors Nicholas Blincoe and Jeff Noon as case studies, the book analyzes three separate ways writers draw on electronic dance music in their fictions, interrogating that very particular intermedial intersection between the sonic and the linguistic. It explores how such authors write about something so subterranean as the nightclub scene, and analyses what specific literary techniques they deploy to write lucidly and fluidly about the metronomic beat of electronic music and the chemical accelerant that further alters that relationship.

Dancefloor driven Literature

Considers club culture via the prism of the fictions written about the subculture - interrogating why, and how, authors write about electronic music as text

Author: Simon Alexander Morrison

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ISBN: 1501357700

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Considers club culture via the prism of the fictions written about the subculture - interrogating why, and how, authors write about electronic music as text

Trip City

Other dancefloor-driven literature would follow as the 90s progressed, in the rush and aftermath of the euphoria that greeted the initial rave revolution. There was the brilliant gritty writing of randy Scottish radge Irvine Welsh, ...

Author: Trevor Miller

Publisher: Velocity Press

ISBN: 9781913231095

Category: Fiction

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In the summer of 1989, when Trip City was first released with a soundtrack by A Guy Called Gerald, there had been no other British novel like it. This was the down and dirty side of London nightclubs, dance music and the kind of hallucinogenic drug sub-culture that hadn’t really been explored since Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Maybe this is why Trip City is still known as “the acid house novel” and an underground literary landmark. A nightclub promoter returns to town and is thrown into an insidious world of designer drugs, psychosis and murder. Filled with mind-bending hallucinogenic moments, Trip City by Trevor Miller veers into the realm of Alphaville and neo-noir of the French new wave.

Modern British Literature

If his implied readership is deriving more profundity from chemicals , pals and dancefloor motion than anything else ... Far from pulling them back , it seems to drive them to even more fiendish depths - murderous assault in the ...

Author: Laurie Di Mauro

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: UOM:39015047605962

Category: English literature

Page: 618

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The Great Scots Musicography

... he began writing songs as a teenager and went on to study Irish Folklore and English literature . ... converting the traditional ' JOHNNY WAS A SHOEMAKER ' into a double - bass - driven , EBTG - like Green near dancefloor groover .

Author: Martin Charles Strong

Publisher: Mercat Press Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131640513

Category: Music

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Blues Soul

It's 2 hours drive away though and only montly which is difficult so it took some time . As soon as I said I was coming with Pat Allen ... Having said that , it was very smart , with a properly laid dancefloor , bar , lots of seating ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001370931

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Future Music

Watch Invisible Monster kick some serious dancefloor arse ! ... Send your Idemo to us , along with this form and a list of samples used , plus any relevant literature 1 and cover art ( or a picture of yourself ) .

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ISBN: UVA:X006130297

Category: Electronic musical instruments

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