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Dance Music

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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accelerationism

The Shock Doctrine Applied to Dance Music

Credit Photo Courtesy Naomi Klein Originally published via Jean-Hugues Kabuiku Substack. 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 […]

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Future

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

(Credits : Pictures from The Matrix directed by the Wachowskis 1999) Jean-Hugues Kabuiku Published on Nov 26, 2020 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 […]

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Future

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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accelerationism

Italian Regency of Carnaro : accelerationist origins of fascism VOL II

Originally published via Jean-Hugues Kabuiku Substack. Following the piece The Italian Regency of Carnaro : accelerationist origins of fascism co-wrote by Steph TJ. 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 […]

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accelerationism

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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Diaspporic Dialogue

New Work City Records w/ Technomaterialism #3

AIRDATE : 22/09/2021 Avid dance music enthusiasts and prolific music critics Mathys Rennela and Jean-Hugues Kabuiku return as Technomaterialism for the final show of their guest residency with New Work City Records. Today’s show is centered around French rap and how it relates to issues such as police brutality, the French Black struggle, Black Arab […]

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Diaspporic Dialogue

New Work City Records w/ Technomaterialism #2

AIRDATE : 25/08/2021 New Work City Records 送上第二集「Technomaterialism」,音樂評論家 (Mathys Rennela) 以及 (Jean-Hugues Kabuiku) 今集將會介紹 Gwo ka ,一種起源於17世紀跨大西洋奴隸販賣時期於殖民地種植業流行的音樂。 Technomaterialism’s 2nd show of their guest residency – dance music enthusiasts and prolific music critics Mathys Rennela and Jean-Hugues Kabuiku have tasked themselves to re-contextualize Afro-Caribbean dance music within the broader discourse of reclaiming the Black roots of dance music: tomorrow’s show focuses […]

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Diaspporic Dialogue

New Work City Records w/ Technomaterialism #1

AIRDATE : 28/07/2021 Listen to New Work City Records New Work City Records   invites Technomaterialism , group of avid dance music enthusiasts and prolific music criticMathys Rennela and Jean-Hugues Kabuiku have tasked themselves to re-contextualize Afro-Caribbean dance music within the broader discourse of reclaiming the Black roots of dance music. This radio show showcases the prolific work of the Francophone African […]

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Diaspporic Dialogue

Dance Music As a Diasporic Musical Innovation

Author : Jean-Hugues Kabuiku & Mathys Rennala As Black intellectuals rarely live in a vacuum, it’s no surprise that there is a thread connecting Black art and Black critical theory throughout the years. The aim of this article is to clarify some of those intellectual connections in the context of dance music, and perceived influences […]