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DJ Cultures

Pamela Burnard

in Musical Creativities in Practice

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199583942
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740671 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583942.003.0006
DJ Cultures

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This chapter discusses the number of collective and individual creativities that arise in the practice of DJing. It takes a look at some very successful and creative DJs who are able to create ‘buzz’, ‘atmosphere’, ‘mood’, and ‘vibe’ in the spatial interaction between them and the crowd. The chapter also shows how musical creativity is not based on any rarefied or fixed object, attribute, quality, or process. Some examples of DJing practices that include various creativities and an overview of each DJ's personage and practice are included.

Keywords: DJing; spatial interaction; DJing practices; collective creativities; individual creativities

Chapter.  13658 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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