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Dr Adrian Renzo writes about popular music production, electronic dance music, and remix culture from a critical musicological perspective. His research includes work on the aesthetics of medley records, the construction of Spanish 'megamixes', audio mastering, and the working methods of amateur mash-up producers. His current research explores the intersection between Top 40 pop songs and rave tracks during the early 1990s. Dr Renzo teaches in the areas of popular music studies, DJing and performance.

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Research Outputs 2001 2020

Medley, mix, megamix: towards a taxonomy of intertextual music

Renzo, A., 2020, (In preparation) In : Current Musicology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Mastering 2.0: the real or perceived threat of DIY mastering and automated mastering systems

Collins, S., Renzo, A., Keith, S. & Mesker, A., 2019, In : Popular Music and Society. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

online service

Rave music as surrogate pop

Renzo, A., 23 Apr 2019, (Submitted) In : Musicology Australia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pop Music

Spanish megamixes, creativity, and data sonification

Renzo, A., 2019, (In preparation) The Routledge handbook of digital humanities and remix studies. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Musicology meets Samantha Fox: exploring an everyday aesthetics of popular music

Renzo, A., Dec 2018, In : International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music. 49, 2, p. 333-349 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Popular music
Everyday Aesthetics