Matthew Collin in conversation with DJ Brka
Plus music from Gordan Paunović
Author Matthew Collin discusses his new book ‘Rave On: Global Adventures in Electronic Dance Music’ with Slobodan Brkić (DJ Brka) of DISCO NOT DISCO. After the discussion, there will be a DJ set from Gordan Paunović.
About the book:
Three decades after the acid house ‘summer of love’, dance music has gone from subculture to global mainstream. Does it still have the same power to inspire?
In ‘Rave On’, author Matthew Collin travels the world, from Berlin and Ibiza to New York and Las Vegas, from Shanghai and Dubai to the Sea of Galilee, to find out how dance music culture has mutated and if its innovative spirit has survived.
Matthew Collin is also the author of ‘Altered State’, the original book about acid house and rave culture in Britain.
Praise for ‘Rave On’:
The Times: “Part history lesson, part vibrant dance-floor travelogue, Collin’s smart geographical survey shows how club culture mutates and adapts … Between those repetitive beats, there’s still a world of possibility.”
The Guardian: “Ten x-rays of dance culture in ten global hotspots that lovingly trace the history of each locale’s sound through its DJs, promoters and proponents … Both scholarly and intimate … Collin’s quest is never short of illuminating … fascinating.”
Thursday 7 June 8 pm
Ušće Bb, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.