• TM002: SHE Spells Doom

    TM002: SHE Spells Doom

    SHE Spells Doom is an Electronic music project created by Zambian producer, Wamya Tembo. It draws inspiration from a number of his influences, such as: 80s Sci-Fi/Horror movies, (Congolese) Rhumba/Soukous, Gqom and early 2000s Rap production, which he mixes with House and Techno elements he picked up from time living in Geneva, Switzerland. His style […]

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  • TM001: Ifeoluwa

    TM001: Ifeoluwa

    For the first mix in our series, we present U.K. DJ, artist and writer Ifeoluwa. They provided an hour of global tracks spanning across leftfield techno, dancehall, pop & more! In their own words, “this mix was inspired by a panic attack I had the other day. Slow songs that sound fast for when you’re […]

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  • Techno-Gentrification: act 3

    Techno-Gentrification: act 3

    Author: Jean-Hugues Kabuiku & Mathys Rennela Illustration: Crackdown of a rave party in Redon (France) by the military police on June 19th, 2021. Part 5. Outro: Where do we go from here? On June 23rd 2022, an art event called “Regards du Grand Paris” took place in collaboration with the Atelier Medicis, an art center […]

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  • Techno-Gentrification: act 2

    Techno-Gentrification: act 2

    Text by Jean-Hugues Kabuiku and Mathys RennelaIllustration: collage of photographs from the Coronation riots (30 April 1980), Vondelstraat riots (March 1980), and the Nieuwemarkt riots (1975). Part 3. Neoliberal urban planning and the end of the Dutch anti-capitalist counter-culture While nightlife can serve as an agent of urban-capitalism, urban planning has itself been used to […]

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  • Techno-Gentrification: act 1

    Techno-Gentrification: act 1

    illustrations Catherine Hilgers Text By Jean‑Hugues Kabuiku & Mathys Rennela We analyze the spatialization of capital via public-private collaborations for the use of industrial wastelands to build cultural spaces, and the use of street art to limit who get to access spaces (taking the example of Johannesburg). Starting from a broad analysis of the spatialization of capital in the city in the 21st century, we go on to argue that private actors hiding behind the veil of being cultural actors (for instance CULTSPACE, sinny&ooko) use social washing

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  • 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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