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Alternative playworlds: Psytrance festivals, deep play and creative zones of transcendence

The Pop Festival : History, Music, Media, Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The story of psytrance and its journey from the dazzling beaches of Goa to numerous cities, fields, forests and deserts across the globe has been documented most notably and insightfully by ethnographer Graham St John. In one of his books...

Machine Possession

Over and Over : Exploring Repetition in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...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...

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...

Psychedelic Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Psychedelic music is inspired by psychedelic experience. That is to say, what initially identified it as a genre of music was its focus on both the articulation of the psychedelic experience and the construction of ‘affective spaces...

Theater in Search of a Storyline: The DJ as “Technoshaman” in the Digital Age of EDM

Religion and Popular Music : Artists, Fans, and Cultures

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The term “disk jockey” (DJ) was first coined in the 1930s and since that time, the DJ’s role, equipment, venues, sources of music, salary, popularity, and audience have evolved dramatically. Previously an unmemorable radio announcer...

Gabber

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Gabber is the name of a hectic type of computer-­generated dance music with tempos ranging between 180 and 220 bpm. It emerged around 1990 at discotheque Parkzicht in Rotterdam and developed into a craze, reaching its peak in 1993...

To Be Experienced, Not Understood: Empirical Mysticisms in Trance, Dub and Drone

Owen Coggins

Owen Coggins is Honorary Associate of the Religious Studies Department at The Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction This chapter examines how religion, specifically religious experience and mysticism, have been understood in relation to popular music cultures. Scholarly approaches to religiosity will be considered in three areas of popular...

Trance

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Trance is a meta-generic term for a central strand of electronic dance music (EDM), with several sub-generic variations, that has had a sustained presence in the field since the early 1990s. The style emerged in Germany and Belgium before...