MUZB41H3: DJ Cultures: Analogue Innovations and Digital Aesthetics

This course explores the aesthetic innovations of DJs from various musical genres, from disco to drum’n’bass to dub. We also spend time exploring the political, legal, and social aspects of DJs as their production, remixes, touring schedules, and community involvement reveal what is at stake when we understand DJs as more than entertainers. The course utilizes case studies and provides a hands-on opportunity to explore some of the basic elements of DJ-ing, while simultaneously providing a deep dive into critical scholarly literature.

(VPMC88H3) if taken in Winter 2020 session
History, Philosophy and Cultural Studies