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Dancecult, the open-access peer-review journal of electronic dance music culture needs to cover core costs to ensure our survival. We've got great perks!
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Graham St John
Education
Brisbane
Australia
2 Team Members

Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture needs your help to remain operational. Dancecult is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for the study of electronic dance music culture (EDMC). Launched in 2009, it is the mothership of the global EDMC research network. In November 2012, we published our 6th edition, maintaining a twice-annual publication schedule, but today Dancecult is in crisis and needs your help to meet expenses essential to the journal’s operation and to ensure our survival.

 

 Photo by Alex Canazei

This campaign for $10,800 (USD) is designed to cover Dancecult's core running costs over the next two years, and you can assist by pledging money to our tiers, all of which offer perks, some quite valuable and prestigious. Including event tickets, books, music, DVDs and a print, these rewards have been graciously donated by our friends in the EDM community. By selecting a perk your name will be included in our honours roll at Dancecult's website.

The perks include the following (many of these are multiple offers). First In first served. All tier levels include postage.

Items not marked SOLD are still available. Many thanks to those who've already bought perks and assumed honours.

 

EVENT TICKETS

Tribal Gathering – by GeoParadise – Panama Feb 20-26 2013. SOLD

NEW. Evolver Intensives Course. An Evolver Intensives course offered over the next six months. With this selection you can choose one of the upcoming multi-session Evolver Intensives courses. Check this link over the next six months for details. Evolver Intensives offer live, interactive video courses on subjects ranging from shamanism and tantra to herbalism and nutrition. Future courses will focus on sacred geometry, design science, and the use of medicinal herbs. (TWO COUPONS LEFT)

Earth Frequency Festival 15-18 Feb 2013 (Qld, Australia) SOLD

Maitreya Festival 8-11 March 2013 (Vic, Australia) SOLD

Lucky Cloud Sound System, 24 March OR 23 June 2013. Loft style party (donated by Jeremy Gilbert and Tim Lawrence). At The Light, 233 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6PJ, 5pm to midnight. Entry includes a buffet, cloakroom, iced water upstairs. SOLD

BOOKS (all new/unread books, mostly new titles, many signed by authors)

Mark Butler. Unlocking the Groove: Rhythm, Meter, and Musical Design in Electronic Dance Music (Indiana University Press, 2006) SOLD

Mark Butler ed. Electronica, Dance and Club Music. (Ashgate, 2012) SOLD

Anthony D’Andrea Global Nomads: Techno and New Age as Transnational Countercultures in Ibiza and Goa (2007) SOLD

Alan Dearling (with traveller friends) Travelling Daze: Words and images from the UK's new Travellers and festivals, late 1960s to the here and now. (Enabler Publications, 2012). 

 

Christian de Sousa Postcards From Babylon: A Rough Guide to Liberation (2012) SOLD

Rebekah Farrugia. Beyond the Dance Floor: Female DJs, Technology, and Electronic Dance Music. (Intellect Books, 2012) SOLD

Wolfgang Fichna & Rosa Reitsamer. eds. They Say I'm Different (Loecker Erhard Verlag, 2012) 2 left

 

Steven T. Jones The Tribes of Burning Man: How an Experimental City in the Desert Is Shaping the New American Counterculture.

George Lipsitz Footsteps in the Dark: The Hidden Histories of Popular Music SOLD

Simon Morrison. Discombobulated: Dispatches from the Wrong Side (Headpress, 2010) Four left

Anne Petiau Technomedia. Jeunes, musique et blogosphere [French] (Éditions Mélanie Seteun 2011) 2 LEFT

Tom Rom and Pasqual Querner eds, Goa: 20 Years of Psychedelic Trance (Nachtschatten Verlag, 2011) SOLD

Arun Saldanha. Psychedelic White: Goa Trance and the Viscosity of Race (2007) SOLD

Jonathan Sterne, MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Duke, 2012). SOLD

Graham St John. ed. Rave Culture and Religion (Routledge, 2004) SOLD

Graham St John. Technomad: Global Raving Countercultures (Equinox, 2009) SOLD

Graham St John. Global Tribe: Technology, Spirituality and Psytrance (Equinox, 2012) SOLD

Tasos Zembylas. ed. Kurt Blaukopf on Music Sociology - an Anthology. (Peter Lang, 2012) SOLD

Tasos Zembylas and Claudia DürrWissen, Können und literarisches Schreiben (German)  (Passagen Verlag, 2009) 1 LEFT

 

DVDs

Electronic Awakening (dir A Johner) [THREE LEFT]

Goa: 20 Years of Psychedelic Trance (Psynema, 2010)

MUSIC

[ONE SET LEFT]: Lomechanik. Set of 3. A visual and musical triptych with strong roots in instrumental hip-hop from Dutch label Lomechanik, including:

Jorg, Lomek017, Lomechanik. LP. vinyl

Terugklap, Gister. Lomechanik. 12inch vinyl.

Sam A La Bamalot, What Happens When You Sleep. Lomechanik. 12inch vinyl

Nomads in Sound (EP, Comp, VINYL). Meerkat Recordings

 

Philosophy Of Sound – Fragile Disco (EP), Discotexas Records, 2012 SOLD

Search. “Holding Out”. 1993. Robs Records. 12" vinyl single, by Hillegonda Rietveld. Signed and personalized. Gonnie explains that, “Here are several versions of a track I recorded in Chicago, 1992. It is based on my composition; produced by Chicago house pioneer Vince Lawrence who also wrote the lyrics; vocalised by local celebrities; and released in Manchester by Rob Gretton, original manager of New Order, co-owner of Factory Records and initiator of the Haçienda club.” 2 LEFT

Soul Clap's EFUNK: The Album, Wolf & Lamb, 2012, CD 2 LEFT

 

Stealth Magazine 10th Anniversary CD, Dec 2010. Featuring The Stealth Board. Hip-hop artists from around Australia produced and donated by Kath O'Donnell / AliaK. 

Urkelle, When Her Language Goes On Holiday. Lomechanik. 12inch vinyl. "In a manually silk screen printed cover features excellent, forward-thinking bass music with an intruiging tension between progression and repetition." [TWO LEFT]

Uzul vs Bass Trolls. Stand Firm (EP, Comp, VINYL). Meerkat Recordings.

Various Artists – In Version: Dub Selections (CD, Album), Clan Analogue / Creative Vibes, 2006. SOLD

Winduptoys – Double Exposure (CD, Album), Clan Analogue / Creative Vibes, 2006 SOLD

Wedekind - Opiates! Acute Music (CD, Album) 2006 1 LEFT

PRINT

"Decisive Moment Between Air and Sea" - A3 digital photographic print by Simon Order. See image below:
 
Decisive Moment Between Air and Sea - A3 Print by Simon Order - one of our perks.
 
 
Please note. As Indiegogo does not allow buyers to select from items within one tier at purchase, please contact us immediately after purchase to indicate which item you want. We will keep perks updated so we only offer unsold materials.

 

About Dancecult

A platform for interdisciplinary scholarship on the shifting terrain of EDM culture worldwide, Dancecult houses research exploring the sites, technologies, sounds and cultures of electronic music in historical and contemporary perspectives. Playing host to studies of emergent forms of electronic music production, performance, distribution, and reception; as a portal for cutting-edge research on the relation between bodies, technologies, and cyberspace; as a medium through which the cultural politics of dance is critically investigated, and; as a venue for innovative multimedia projects, Dancecult is the forum for research on EDM culture.

Dancecult emerged in a climate crying out for an open interdisciplinary venue for research on EDMC. As a cornerstone of its commitment, it offers participants in the EDMC research community the opportunity to break from reliance on exploitative models dominating the academic publishing industry. It offers a venue that is as rigorous and professional in its standards and appearance as any established journal. It also relies on the labours and passion of a dozen volunteers from around the world.

Most academic journals, and indeed most popular music studies journals, are owned by corporations controlling access to knowledge and profiting from publically (and privately) funded research. We pose a challenge to this scenario, and yet it remains challenging to us as an independent and unfunded operation. Dancecult has essential operational costs that must be met if we are to continue publishing. These costs are listed below. They include server hosting arrangements for four years (the last two and the next two), and the considerable costs estimated to cover expenses associated with upgrading our OJS (Open Journals Systems) platform.

Karnival 2008 by Alex Kanezei

Breakdown

Domain name (2008–2014):                                     $300

Server Hosting VPS Level 2-tx (2011/2012):           $1,100

Server Hosting VPS Level 3  (2013/2014):              $1,500

PKP UPgrade to OJS platform:                                $1,500

Ongoing Technical Support (OJS):                          $2,500

CrossRef Registration Fee (DOI):                              $300

Miscellaneous:                                                       $2,500

Indiegogo and Paypal fees                                      $1,100

TOTAL                                                                 $10,800

 

Dancecult publishes twice annually and is a unique combination of scholarly journal and magazine. Publishing multi-media content across platforms (in HTML and PDF), the journal features several sections: Feature Articles (peer review), From the Floor (field reports), Transpositions (foreign-language articles), Conversations, and Reviews. Previous issues include special issues on the DJ and Psytrance. Scheduled for April 2013, is a special edition on field methods in EDM guest edited by Luis-Manuel Garcia. The theme has proven extremely popular, with this edition likely to be our biggest yet. We need your support to help make this happen.

Please share the news with your friends and colleagues.

 
Graham St John, Executive Editor

Ed Montano, Operations Director, Reviews Editor

Botond Vitos, Production Editor

Luis-Manuel Garcia, Foriegn Languages Editor

 

Past issues

 
 
Dancecult warmly thanks the following individuals, organisations and presses for their generous donation of materials:
 
Mark Butler (Ashgate and Indiana UP), Christian de Sousa, Earth Frequency Festival, Evolver, Rebekah Farrugia & Intellect), Anna Gavanas, GeoParadise (Tribal Gathering), Eli Goldstein, Andrew Johner and Julian Reyes (& Electronic Awakening), Martin Koszolko, Sjoerd Los (& Lomechanik), Lucky Cloud Sound System (& Jeremy Gilbert and Tim Lawrence), Maitreya Festival, Simon Morrison (& Headpress), Kath O'Donnell (& Stealth Magazine), Brad Olsen (& CCC Publishing), Simon Order, Anne Petiau, Psynema, Pascal Querner and Tom Rom (& Nachtschatten Verlag), Rosa Reitsamer, Hillegonda Reitveld, Jonathan Sterne (Duke), Graham St John (& Equinix Publishing), and Tasos Zembyla.
 
Banner image by Sam Rowelski (Fusion Festival 2007)
 

 

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  • $10USD
    Speaker Humper

    A noble tradition

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    Bassment Bargains!

    Chose one. Contact us and make selection from: Electronic Awakening DVD. x 3 / S Morrison Discombobulated: Dispatches from the Wrong Side. Headpress. x 4 / Nomads in Sound (EP, Comp, vinyl). Meerkat. x6 / Psynema DVD: 20 Years of Psychedelic Trance X7 / Soul Clap EFUNK: The Album. CD. x3 / Uzul vs Bass Trolls. Stand Firm (EP, Comp, vinyl). Meerkat. x6

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    Urkelle - Vinyl

    Urkelle, When Her Language Goes On Holiday. Lomechanik. 12inch VINYL. "In a manually silk screen printed cover features excellent, forward-thinking bass music with an intruiging tension between progression and repetition."

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    Doof Soulja

    Choose 1 from this list. REDUCED PRICES! Contact us asap to indicate your choice: W Fichna and R Reitsamer. They Say Im Different. 2 left / S Jones. 2010. The Tribes of Burning Man. 1 left. This book shipped to US ADDRESS ONLY / A Petiau TECHNOMEDIA: Jeunes, musique et blogosphere. 2 left / T Zembylas and C DürrWissen. 2009. Können und literarisches Schreiben (1 LEFT) /

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  • $30USD
    Search - Holding Out

    Search. “Holding Out”. 1993. Robs Records. 12inch vinyl single, by Hillegonda Rietveld. Signed and personalized. Gonnie explains that, “Here are several versions of a track I recorded in Chicago, 1992. It is based on my composition; produced by Chicago house pioneer Vince Lawrence who also wrote the lyrics; vocalised by local celebrities; and released in Manchester by Rob Gretton, original manager of New Order, co-owner of Factory Records and initiator of the Haçienda club.”

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  • $40USD
    Travelling Daze - UK ADDRESS

    A Dearling. Travelling Daze: Words and images from the UKs new Travellers and festivals. (2012). / The book is a marvel. (UK Address only)

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  • $45USD
    Lomechanik set - Europe only

    Lomechanik. Set of 3. A visual and musical triptych with strong roots in instrumental hip-hop from Dutch label Lomechanik, including: Jorg, Lomek017, Lomechanik. LP. vinyl / Terugklap, Gister. Lomechanik. 12inch vinyl. / Sam A La Bamalot, What Happens When You Sleep. Lomechanik. 12inch vinyl / Sent to Europe only

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  • $50USD
    Evolver Intensives course

    One Evolver Intensives course of your choice offered over the next six months. With this selection you can choose one of the upcoming multi-session Evolver Intensives courses. Check the following link over the next six months for details. New courses available from next week. Buyers get one coupon for an Evolver Intensives course (valued at $129) http://www.evolverintensives.com.

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    Funk Unit

    You were born funky, and you don’t need nothin. But we will toast you on Dancecult nonetheless

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    Decisive Moment

    Beautiful A3 Photo print by Simon Order: “Decisive Moment Between Air and Sea” (see image on left)

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