16 November 2013DJ Culture in the Mix
Quando Quango co-founder and Course Director, BA (Hons) Music & Sonic Media at South Bank University, Gonnie Rietveld has co-edited (with Bernardo Attias and Anna Gavanas) a new book entitled 'DJ Culture in the Mix: Power, Technology, and Social Change in Electronic Dance Music' which is published on 19 December 2013 by Bloomsbury Academic.
The collection of essays offers critical insights into the activities of DJs in a range of global dance music contexts, drawing on international collaboration and original research.
At 65.00 GBP recommended price for the hardback edition it is perhaps not for the casual reader but a more affordable Kindle edition is available.
Gonnie also contributed to 'Crossfade: A Big Chill Anthology' (Serpent's Tail), is the author of 'This Is Our House: House Music, Cultural Spaces and Technologies' (Ashgate, 1998) and has written several other papers.
Hardcover: 336 pages
Published by Bloomsbury Academic on 19 December 2013
Available via Amazon (hardback and Kindle editions)
More Factory Records-related books.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography