Friday Five: How Technology Set Underground Music Free

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Friday Five
Last updated 1 December, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, we’re leading with a piece from The Guardian that takes a look at how technology and the internet have “democratised creativity” and why that’s actually good for the underground music scene. We’ve also got pieces from The New York Times, Digital Music News, and Attack Magazine. Have a great weekend ahead!

  1. How Technology Set Underground Music Free – Today’s music creation and distribution technologies have made having a career as an underground musician more plausible than in the past few decades. This piece by The Guardian explores Read more
  2. The Black Madonna On Turning Dance Music On Its Head – The outspoken Chicago-born DJ/producer has an interesting philosophy when it comes to crafting her eclectic DJ sets. Find out more about her music and her life beyond the DJ booth in this piece by The New York Times Read more
  3. Shoom At The Explosion Of Acid House – Danny Rampling tells the story of how he founded the legendary club night Shoom and influenced a generation of DJs and producers in the process. The Guardian has it Read more
  4. Young People Want Phones Banned At Concerts – A sizeable chunk of concertgoers want mobile phone filming and photography banned at shows, according to a study conducted by Skiddle, the ticketing and events-listing company. Read all about it in this piece by Digital Music News Read more
  5. The Joy Of DJing With Esoteric DJ Gear – Nothing beats the convenience and cost of digital DJ gear, but for some jocks, there’s just a certain euphoria associated with spinning on obscure hardware. Attack Magazine has it Read more

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