Beat-mixing Rock music: Rock and electronic dance music merge to create the Manarays

Carroll, Adrian Dominic (2012) Beat-mixing Rock music: Rock and electronic dance music merge to create the Manarays. Masters by Research by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


This research introduces the proposition that Electronic Dance Music’s beat-mixing function could be implemented to create immediacy in other musical genres. The inclusion of rhythmic sections at the beginning and end of each musical work created a ‘DJ friendly’ environment. The term used in this thesis to refer to the application of beat-mixing in Rock music is ‘ClubRock’. Collaboration between a number of DJs and Rock music professionals applied the process of beat-mixing to blend Rock tracks to produce a continuous ClubRock set. The DJ technique of beat-mixing Rock music transformed static renditions into a fluid creative work. The hybridisation of the two genres, EDM and Rock, resulted in a contribution to Rock music compositional approaches and the production of a unique Rock album; Manarays—Get Lucky.

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ID Code: 61231
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Howlett, Mike & Brader, Andy
Keywords: Beat-mixing, Electronic Dance Music, Splatterheads, Musical immediacy, Rock Music, Creative synthesis, Transformational Learning, Heuristic Inquiry, DJ Techniques, Hybrid music
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2013 23:45
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 02:59

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