The Catford Riddim on the 202
Sigthorsson, Gauti (2007) The Catford Riddim on the 202. In: Inter: A European Cultural Studies Conference, 11–13 Jun 2007, Norrköping, Sweden . (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
This presentation is about a song, ”Catford Riddim” by the A-Team, a group of grime artists from South London, specifically about how it came to be played, perhaps a bit too loudly, in the back of the 202 bus one January morning on a teenager’s mobile phone. As an illustration of how social networks and technological networks converge, the ”Catford Riddim,” insisting on the music’s own provenance from the SE6 postcode, shows the formation of a local ethnoscape in the global networks of peer-to-peer file sharing and online DIY distribution sites such as MySpace. Contesting the narrative of online social networks as routes to fame, I suggest that on the contrary they illustrate the emergence of local, even insular, ”scenes” of musicians, events and audiences.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||INTER: A European Cultural Studies Conference organised by the Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS), Linkoping, Sweden.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||online social networks, technological networks, music|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Humanities & Social Sciences|
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2011 18:20|
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