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On analyzing EDM DJ sets: Problems and perspectives for a sociology of sound

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In this paper I aim to provide an insight into an analysis of EDM DJ sets which grasps its materiality as aesthetically and socially constituted. This will be elaborated through the discussion of sociological theory, musicology and media studies. Starting from the social production of “accelerated bodies” and the somatic impact of music and focusing on media technology and DJ techniques involved in EDM DJ sets I try to grasp the value of EDM festivals for their participants.

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  • EDM
  • DJ sets
  • music analysis
  • sociology
  • materiality
  • aesthetics

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Gálvez, J. (2019). On analyzing EDM DJ sets: Problems and perspectives for a sociology of sound. In: Dumnić Vilotijević, M., Medić, I. (eds) Contemporary Popular Music Studies. Systematische Musikwissenschaft . Springer VS, Wiesbaden. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-25253-3_14

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