An empirical study into the learning practices and enculturation of DJs, turntablists, hip hop and dance music producers | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1752-7066
  • E-ISSN: 1752-7074


This study explores the music practices and learning strategies of nine popular electronic musicians (DJs, turntablists, hip hop and dance music producers) through the consideration of current literature in empirical music studies, trends in music education and the theme of musical enculturation as a key component of a popular electronic musician's development. Following the investigation into the learning practices employed by the musicians, as they gather the necessary skills and knowledge to compose, arrange, produce and perform dance and hip hop genres of electronic music, the article goes on to consider whether the learning practices and values expressed by the musicians could be realistically adapted or included within formal music education.


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