Podcast: Politics of the Dance Floor

Episode 1: Solidarity available now on
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In this first episode Erkan Affan speaks with Yuko Asanuma, Lakuti and Jay Jay Revlon about solidarity. They discuss participation, the advantages and disadvantages of online DJ sets and why it’s always work to show solidarity with others.

“A New World is Possible” by Opashona Ghosh

In April we wanted to host our "Politics of the Dance Floor" event in collaboration with Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) but due to the pandemic it couldn't happen.
The topics we wanted to discuss are now more urgent than ever,
so we decided to create a podcast.
In three podcasts, representatives from the diverse spectrum of club culture will focus their eyes and ears on the Politics of the Dance Floor.
Episode 2 and 3 will be out in September and October 2020.

What is the relationship between rave and resistance?
What does social justice look like on and off the dance floor?

The podcast series explores the varied responses of club culture to current events. How can this momentum advance new ways of raving and experiencing club music?

Episode 1: Solidarity  
Raving is community, solidarity, contact. A club can be a safer space, especially for People of Color, Black people and LGBTQ+ people.
How do the communities bridge the pandemic void?
What mechanisms of social exclusion exist even in the music scene and club culture?
And what role does gentrification play?

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