Flying Away: Electronic Dance Music, Dance Culture, Psytrance, and New Sounds in Portugal
The EDM has been growing since the 1980s with a set of features that work simultaneously as distinctive features, but also as the basis from which the genre obtains its legitimacy, from within the contemporary music production field. Starting from this approach, our main goal is to highlight an important proposition of post-subcultural studies: although electronic dance music, club culture and psytrance are globalized, there is no doubt that local appropriations are of the utmost importance. So our focus in this chapter will be to analyze the emergence and dynamics of psytrance at a global level and at the Portuguese level, based on the inputs from post-subcultural studies. By addressing psytrance, we propose to discuss these theories taking into consideration their potential heuristic nature in view of the interpretation of these contemporary musical and cultural manifestations, characterized by being complex, global, and local in nature.
Exploring Psychedelic Trance and Electronic Dance Music in Modern Culture
Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified