A new magazine, billing itself as a forum for a revolution thirty years in the making, claims to document the twists and trends of music manipulated by technology.
The magazine, Revolution, is intended to showcase artist DJs, Napster-enabled music sharing, ambient clubs and disciples of rave and techno culture. Each edition promises to stand as "a new music manifesto" for an alternative culture.
It launched last week, in typical jet-set, club-hopping style, with successive parties in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Revolution, which wants to celebrate the music that enthusiasts chase from Ibiza to Miami, also brings the music home by including a compact disc of the latest beats with every issue. It announces dance parties that are webcast to less nimble, but just as passionate, nightclub fanatics.
Madonna is on the cover of the premiere issue, which documents milestones in the last 30 years of dance music. The first issue features a timeline "From Studio 54 to Twilo."
Neil Feineman, formerly of Beach Culture, Speak and Ray Gun is the editor-in-chief of the magazine and its webzine counterpart, planetrevolution.com.
By Robin Wood