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The Catford Riddim on the 202

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 (Unpublished)

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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 Conference Paper (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
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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