Beyond the Dance Floor

Beyond the Dance Floor

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A pathbreaking study of the women who create electronic dance music, Beyond the Dance Floor focuses on the largely neglected relationship between these women and the conceptions of gender and technology that continue to inform the male-dominated culture surrounding electronic music. In this volume, Rebekah Farrugia explores a number of important issues, including the politics of identity and representation, the bonds formed by women within the DJ community, and the role female DJs and producers play in this dance music culture as well as in the larger public sphere. Though Farrugia primarily focuses on women's relationship to music-related technologies--including vinyl, mp3s, and digital production software--she also deftly extends her argument to the strategic use of the Internet and web design skills for purposes tied to publicity, networking, and music distribution.As a result, many expressed a lack of desire to spend their evenings and weekends on the computer learning to use ... After a decade of DJing, DJ Minx became interested in producing and started her own label, Women on Wax. ... IfI have a small tour for like 10 days hea#39;ll take care of the girls, but I work my butt off so therea#39;s not much for him to do [while Ia#39;m gone]. ... equipment such as synthesizers, drum machines and samplers, so building a home studio could be extremely costly.

Title:Beyond the Dance Floor
Author:Rebekah Farrugia
Publisher:Intellect Books - 2012


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