Dead and buried : the worker and dubstep

Cookney, DJ ORCID: 2012, Dead and buried : the worker and dubstep , in: New Critical Concepts of Work: Anonymous Labour, Precarious Labour, Immaterial Labour panel (CASS PGR Summer School), 24-27 July 2012, MediaCity, Salford, UK.

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In The Ecstasy of Disappearance, Melechi suggested that it was the "invisibility" of the acid house subculture that moved it to a "new order of politics and resistance" (Melechi, in Redhead [ed.], 1993, pp. 34-35). Whilst seemingly mindful of "subcultural capital" (Thornton, 1995), electronic dance music has reputedly continued to distance itself from fame-driven means of dissemination that would be more typical to popular music: leading to its protagonists - the music producers or what are its workers - paradoxically being recognised for labour that is remarkable in its quest to remain unrecognised. Arguing that anonymity has routinely been employed strategically, this presentation focuses on the approaches of, two elusive 'dubstep' artists, Zomby and Burial.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: University of Salford
Depositing User: DJ Cookney
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 12:17
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2021 13:49

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