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You might like… Explore rave and club culture with these 6 essential documentaries

If you’ve ever had a passing interest in the origins of electronic music/rave/hip-hop, the  surrounding culture, or its legacy then you might enjoy the following documentaries:

  1. Rave: The Beat Goes On
  2. Witness: The Haçienda Nightclub
  3. Stories in Sound: The Roots of Rave [mp3 here]
  4. Behind the Level: Ram Records
  5. The Amen Break
  6. Stacey Dooley Investigates: Ecstacy Wars

They are all available on the link below (hosted by the BBC iPlayer so there may be regional limitations for non-UK visitors):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/articles/21da87fa-8a5f-4531-bd8b-2ce98cb4c33e

 

Week 10 Lecture B materials: Dance music cultures

MAC351 Dance music culture – moral panics, hegemony and raving from Rob Jewitt

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Andy Bennett (2001) Cultures of Popular Music, Buckingham: Open University Press. Chapter 8

J. Gilbert & E. Pearson, 1999, Discographies: dance music, culture, and the politics of sound, London: Routledge.

T. Glover, 2003, ‘Regulating the Rave Scene: Exploring the Policy Alternatives of Government’, in Leisure Sciences, Vol 25 Issue 3: p307 – 325 (only available vie request through inter-library loan)

S. Reynolds, 1998, Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture, London: Picador.

H. Rietveld, 1998, ‘Repetitive beats: free parties and the politics of contemporary DiY dance culture in Britain’ in G. McKay (ed.), DiY Culture: Party and Protest in Nineties Britain, London: Verso.

S. Thornton, 1995, Club Cultures: Music, Media and Subcultural Capital, Cambridge: Polity Press.

C. Critcher, 2003, Moral Panics and the Media, Buckingham: Open University Press (especially chapter 4).

K. Murji, 1998, ‘The Agony and the Ecstasy: Drugs, Media and Morality’ in R. Coomber (ed.), The Control of Drugs and Drug Users: Reason or Reaction?, Harwood Academic Publishers (http://www.psychedelic-library.org/murji.htm).