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.
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
Electronic Awakening (dir A Johner) [THREE LEFT]
Goa: 20 Years of Psychedelic Trance (Psynema, 2010)
[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
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.
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
Indiegogo and Paypal fees $1,100
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.
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Ed Montano, Operations Director, Reviews Editor
Botond Vitos, Production Editor
Luis-Manuel Garcia, Foriegn Languages Editor