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2020 - the year we read about clubbing instead of actually going clubbing.⁠ Club cultures have a rich local history and are at the same time much more differentiated geographically speaking than the story of the North Atlantic axis of Detroit–Chicago–Manchester–Berlin would have us believe. This book expands the focus. It looks at ten club capitals in Africa and Europe, reporting on different scenes from the big name to the supposedly peripheral. The local music stories, the scenes, the subcultures and their global networks are reconstructed in twenty-one essays and photo sequences. The tale they tell is one of clubs as laboratories of otherness, in which people can experiment with new ways of being and assert their claim to the city. Ten Cities is a nocturnal, sound-driven journey through ten social and urban stories from 1960 through to the present.⁠   Buy...

A Dance Mag, or the ways to go about living in the way of dancing. This newly created title coming from the Lebanese capital Beirut talks about experiences of transcendent consciousness reached with the movement of the body. A topic inspired by the Sufi whirling dervishes who use their bodies as vessels to surpass the limits of their physicality. Dance is the way the Sufi Master Ibn Al-Arabi thought about the Barzakh: being a space beyond limits, a space of imagination where you feel united with a universal source of creative energy from which all living things emerge. The first issue of Dance Mag brings us stories about the Horon dance in the Mountains of Turkey, the Master Musicians of the Joujouka in Morocco, as well as some Berlin-club-reflections on Ketamine, Techno and Derrida. Buy...