Research Papers

Underground in Brisvegas: can an electronic dance music artist thrive outside the city?

Dr. Sebastien Darchen published an article in the Conversation on the electronic dance music scene in Brisbane. Full article in the Conversation here:  https://theconversation.com/underground-in-brisvegas-can-an-electronic-dance-music-artist-thrive-outside-the-city-84705

Electronic dance music (EDM) is an increasingly popular music genre. Electronic music can be defined as a sound dominated by electronic instruments and digitally generated sounds and also by digital samples of vocals and conventional instruments. Despite the emergence of new communication technologies for music production and dissemination, it is still essential for EDM artists to be part of a local music scene. This research is based on semi-structured interviews with EDM artists involved in the emergence and evolution of this alternative local music scene.