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Electronic Dance Music Production Masterclass with Luis-Manuel Garcia Mispireta and Cade Bourne

Headshots of Luis-Manuel Garcia Mispireta and Cade Bourne
Thursday, October 26, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Duke Music invites students and members of the local EDM community to submit tracks of any Electronic Dance Music genre and at any level of completion to be reviewed by Dr. Garcia-Mispireta and Duke PhD Candidate, Cade Bourne. The first hour of the masterclass will be reserved for submissions from Duke and UNC students. The second hour is open to student and non-student producers. All are welcome to come and listen in.

HOW: Submit tracks via a DROPBOX or file share link to: In the SUBJECT write: "Masterclass Submission." Also indicate in the email if you are a student or community member. If you are a student, please include your student ID number. Include your full name, artist name, track name, genre, production platform (DAW), level of completion (i.e. Almost finished, just started, etc) and include the type of feedback that would be most useful for you.

Luis Manuel Garcia-Mispireta (University of Birmingham, UK / LMGM - Room4Resistance, Berlin) researches, writes, and teaches about popular music through an ethnographic lens. His research focuses on electronic dance music scenes, affect/feeling, queer belonging, musical activism, creative industries, and musical migration. He has written about "techno tourism" in Berlin, queerness & race/ethnicity in club cultures, and sonic tactility. His new book is entitled Together Somehow: Music, Affect, and Intimacy on the Dancefloor (Duke University Press, 2023). He is a member and resident DJ of Berlin's queer intersectional rave collective, Room4Resistance ( (DJ sets). He is the author of "Together, Somehow: Music, Affect, and Intimacy on the Dancefloor" (Duke University Press, 2023).

Cade Bourne's (PhD Candidate, Duke University / Saynt - InStereo Recordings & Ninja Skillz Music, Los Angeles) work remixes scholarship on Affect, Technology, and Sound to explore the concept of Vibe at Music Festivals, Nightclubs, and Raves. As Saynt, Cade has been a DJ, music producer, and event organizer for over two decades. He has performed at major events across the globe. He is currently working in Marketing, Distribution, and A&R for InStereo Recordings.

Presented in association with the Departments of Cultural Anthropology; Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies; the Program in Latina/o Studies in the Global South; and the UNC Department of Music.

Contact: Duke Music