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From Midnight to Broad Daylight: The constructive capabilities of techno and
Unformatted Document Text:  From Midnight to Broad Daylight 25 locations. Whereas Reynolds has cynically characterized EDM as "music that’s oriented toward impact rather than affect" (Reynolds, 1998, p. 91), DEMF is proving otherwise. It is hoped that this year’s festival, in conjunction with the 300th Anniversary of the City of Detroit, will expand and build upon last year’s events and enable techno to signal a turning point in the city’s history. In this paper I have attempted to show the ways in which music genres such as Detroit Techno are influenced by social and/or political histories. I have also tried to argue the claim that while rave culture was in a sense killed by commercialization and popular media coverage, branches of EDM that have developed independently of the rave scene, such as Detroit Techno, need not be put to rest by electronic dance music’s recent entrance into mainstream popular culture. Moreover, my analysis of popular media highlights the impact that popular press coverage can have on a culture, such as the negative drug related coverage of the rave scene or the Detroit Free Press’s positive depictions of DEMF. Waterman suggests that the study of festivals as cultural artifacts have been almost entirely neglected by many areas of academic study (1992, p. 69). Analysis of the transformation of landscape and place, along with the roles of festivals in the production and consumption of culture deserve further academic inquiry. As well, deeper investigation of the social reality that develops by virtue of shared participation in popular cultural creations (Pratt, 1989, p. 64) can move many of the concerns of this essay into a number of directions, including a heavy emphasis on the role of festivals in community studies. While research thus far has primarily focused on the aesthetics and politics of rave culture, this essay is an attempt to map out one of the many directions and constructive applications of EDM as it continues to thrive in the aftermath of the rave scene’s aftermath.

Authors: Farrugia, Rebekah.
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From Midnight to Broad Daylight
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locations. Whereas Reynolds has cynically characterized EDM as "music that’s oriented toward
impact rather than affect" (Reynolds, 1998, p. 91), DEMF is proving otherwise. It is hoped that
this year’s festival, in conjunction with the 300th Anniversary of the City of Detroit, will expand
and build upon last year’s events and enable techno to signal a turning point in the city’s history.
In this paper I have attempted to show the ways in which music genres such as Detroit
Techno are influenced by social and/or political histories. I have also tried to argue the claim
that while rave culture was in a sense killed by commercialization and popular media coverage,
branches of EDM that have developed independently of the rave scene, such as Detroit Techno,
need not be put to rest by electronic dance music’s recent entrance into mainstream popular
culture. Moreover, my analysis of popular media highlights the impact that popular press
coverage can have on a culture, such as the negative drug related coverage of the rave scene or
the Detroit Free Press’s positive depictions of DEMF.
Waterman suggests that the study of festivals as cultural artifacts have been almost
entirely neglected by many areas of academic study (1992, p. 69). Analysis of the
transformation of landscape and place, along with the roles of festivals in the production and
consumption of culture deserve further academic inquiry. As well, deeper investigation of the
social reality that develops by virtue of shared participation in popular cultural creations (Pratt,
1989, p. 64) can move many of the concerns of this essay into a number of directions, including
a heavy emphasis on the role of festivals in community studies. While research thus far has
primarily focused on the aesthetics and politics of rave culture, this essay is an attempt to map
out one of the many directions and constructive applications of EDM as it continues to thrive in
the aftermath of the rave scene’s aftermath.


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