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1. There is no way to deny the cultural shock caused by the 2020 Minneapolis uprising against police brutality. It was felt throughout the cultural landscape and in particular in the dance music industry, …

La Techno: musique noire sans les noir.e.s

On ne peut nier le choc culturel induit par le soulèvement de Minneapolis en 2020 contre la brutalité policière. Il a été ressenti dans tout le paysage culturel et en particulier dans les musiques …

Piqûres en boîte de nuit : comment la désinformation et la peur constituent un défi pour la réduction des risques.

Auteur: Technomaterialism Trigger warnings: agression sexuelle,soumission chimique. Abstract: La panique morale liée à la piqûre d'aiguille et les informations erronées qui l'entourent contribuent à susciter la peur et à créer un climat d'anxiété sociale …

Negrophilia in club culture

Author: Mathys Rennela Abstract: Reflecting on the recent social reckoning around the dance music industry’s anti-Blackness problem, this essay outlines the pitfalls of an industry which only seeks to tame social progress and profit …

Reparations as a Labor Issue

Illustration: Les Marrons de la Liberté, French Guyana Author: Likam Kyanzaire One hundred fifty-seven years since the abolition of slavery, the city of Evanston, Illinois is paying reparations to its Black residents. These residents …

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 …

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, …

Techno-Gentrification: act 3

Author: Jean-Hugues Kabuiku & Mathys RennelaIllustration: 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 / …

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. (more…)

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 …
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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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 Italian Regency of Carnaro : accelerationist origins of fascism

Co-written with Steph TJ originally published on Jean-Hugues kabuiku Substack. Italian Futurist musician, Luigi Russolo, with one of his noise machines. source Our comprehension of the modern world is blurred by the erasure of the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Dance Music As a Diasporic Musical Innovation

Author : Jean-Hugues Kabuiku & Mathys Rennela 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 …

On Resident Advisor’s Culture Recovery Fund

{Originally Published the Nov 12,2020 on medium.com} Author : Mathys Rennela On October 12th 2020, Resident Advisor (RA) was awarded a Culture Recovery Fund grant of 750,000 pounds from the Arts Council England. Much …

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