Published online by Cambridge University Press: 30 August 2019
DJ/producers in world electronica are technicians of ecstasy actively transporting dancefloor participants into states of altered consciousness. In the kitbag of these digital alchemists is a form of media-shamanism I call nanomedia – i.e. audio samples from film, TV, games, etc. – repurposed in a remixtical practice by which producers and performers of electronic music evoke and promote nonordinary states. A repurposed media ecology provides the sonic decor to the ecstatic experience, decaling the soundscape, and augmenting the vibe, on dancefloors planetwide.