16 Nov 2013
DJ Culture in the Mix 
DJ Culture in the Mix: Power, Technology, and Social Change in Electronic Dance Music

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.

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Hardcover: 336 pages
Published by Bloomsbury Academic on 19 December 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1623566906

Available via Amazon (hardback and Kindle editions)

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