•  Needle spiking: how misinformation and fear mongering pose a challenge to harm reduction

     Needle spiking: how misinformation and fear mongering pose a challenge to harm reduction

    Needle spiking: how misinformation and fear mongering pose a challenge to harm reduction Author: Technomaterialism Trigger warnings: sexual assault, spiking Abstract: The needle spiking moral panic and the misinformation surrounding it are contributing to fear mongering and a climate of social anxiety which poses a challenge to harm reduction, and does a disservice to survivors. […]

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  • Sweetheart, All Justice is a Dead End

    Sweetheart, All Justice is a Dead End

    Is it possible to ethically grow with, or divest from existing structural configurations, or the early intentions and trappings of collaborative “efforts” in creative-leftist entities ? How do we deal with the human / interpersonal dynamics that come into play in these circumstances?

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  • On the Capitalistic and Racist Dynamics of Sampling

    On the Capitalistic and Racist Dynamics of Sampling

    By Jean‑Hugues Kabuiku & Mathys Rennela This work is an extended transcript of our intervention at the cultural program The Politics of Music set up by Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels on May 14th 2022.

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  • Black dance music without Black people: a data analysis

    Black dance music without Black people:  a data analysis

    There is no way to deny the cultural shock induced by the 2020 Minneapolis uprising against police brutality. It was felt throughout the cultural landscape and in particular in the dance music industry, with an increased focus on featuring Black artists in the press.  Yet, this increased awareness for the Black struggle within the context […]

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  • Abolish DJ Idolatry

    Abolish DJ Idolatry

    Focusing club activism on club workers by Mathys Rennela There is no denying that the pandemic is having a lasting and deep socio-economic impact on the dance music industry.[1]In this essay, I specifically discuss socio-economic dynamics within the Western European dance music scenes. It is worth noting that the pandemic has impacted local dance music […]

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  • The Shock Doctrine Applied to Dance Music

    The Shock Doctrine Applied to Dance Music

    Credit Photo Courtesy Naomi Klein Watch as the COVID crisis accelerates the crisis in the mode of production; the insurrection has come in 2020, but not the revolution. What is the principal ideological force behind what I am calling  “the Shock Doctrine applied to dance music”?  Following Naomi Klein’s thesis in her book The Shock […]

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  • What is the future for music after COVID-19? VOL II

    What is the future for music after COVID-19? VOL II

    This is a follow up from my first essay “What is the future for music after COVID-19?” I was lucky to be able to exchange with DeForrest Brown, Jr. a New York-based theorist, journalist, and curator, with who I’m now doing a series of conversations with, about the music industry and the state of affairs […]

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  • What is the future for music after COVID-19?

    What is the future for music after COVID-19?

    Author : Jean-Hugues Kabuiku Published on Aug 17, 2020 In this essay, I will try to highlight the contour of an alternative to the financialization of music. in a COVID world patience is running out, we have witnessed organizations and individuals who called themselves progressive dodging accountability when asked to take responsibility for their oppressive behavior. Meanwhile, […]

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  • Italian Regency of Carnaro : accelerationist origins of fascism VOL II

    Italian Regency of Carnaro : accelerationist origins of fascism VOL II

    I wanted to explore subjects that we weren’t able to write about in the first essay since it would have been too long. In this essay, I explore the link between colonialism and fascism, the origin of the shock doctrine that the crypto-evangelist wants to implement, and what are the links between all the actors […]

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  • The Italian Regency of Carnaro : accelerationist origins of fascism

    The Italian Regency of Carnaro : accelerationist origins of fascism

    Co-written with Steph TJ originally published on Jean-Hugues kabuiku Substack. Our comprehension of the modern world is blurred by the erasure of the past. While researching the populist takeover of a coastal city facing the Adriatic during the volatile post-war period in Europe, we came across 20th century ideologies that explain a lot about the […]

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