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While highlighting global, national, and regional trends in EDM is worthwhile, it seems like many major blogging platforms in the EDM community are oriented towards the pushing of a small batch of superstar DJs. Surely, this amounts to an excellent web strategy to reach wide audiences around the globe and proliferate music widely, and there is no doubt that these headliners create beautiful, meaningful music. Yet, this predominate blogging strategy leaves many peoples music and stories ignored in our local Columbus dance music community. Who is promoting and celebrating the creativity and beauty coming out of the Columbus dance music community? I am, because I am strictly interested in helping build our community in unison with the DJs, promoters, VJs, videographers, photographers, dancers, and music-lovers.

This is at the core of why I named this project Local Autonomy. I wanted all of us to have autonomy, or control, over what we do with our scene locally, how we promote, and how we frame ourselves. Yet, I wanted to advance this project as more than a mere rehashing of present talking points. Pointedly, I wanted to offer a forum to explore how our present is informed by the past of our scene and the bigger scenescape we are surrounded by. This entails the use of this digital storytelling device to actively pursue the stories and experiences of both the present and the past to understand how our scene works. It is my expressed hope that the sharing of the oral histories of new and old school members of the scene will help bridge the gaps between different crews, merge generational divides, and prompt people to actively question the ways that we think about our scene and its music. Though this means I will be on a very single-minded intellectual endeavor, I am not interested in promoting and pushing any other artist, scene, or label unless they too are holding us down. Such projects are left to the countless other web platforms out there covering the larger dance music landscape. I just hope to help carve out our own niche in that continuum for us to celebrate and learn about our own. In essence, I want to use this social media tool to retain and celebrate the autonomy we have over our local scene and its flourishes of fun, creativity, and innovation.

Want to Connect with Local Autonomy?

Email: local.autonomy@gmail.com

Local Autonomy is always up for collaboration with the wider Columbus community. Don’t be a stranger! Drop us a line!

Local Autonomy Local Autonomy, Columbus, United States

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    on June 23, 2014 16:48

    Love the Shari Vari

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    on January 31, 2014 20:26

    This is dope.

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    on October 08, 2013 16:05

    Awesome show! Great listening!

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    CXB7133 at 14.57
    on October 06, 2013 14:49

    Jesus. This is insane.

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    Tilted Arcs of Uncovered Skies at 4.21
    on October 03, 2013 13:51

    This is awesome. Really love this stuff

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    The Fallen 11-17-12 at Blur at 14.42
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    CXB7133 at 12.25
    on September 09, 2013 18:04

    THIS IS INSANE. Seriously twisted. Love this.

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    Density at 2.33
    on September 09, 2013 15:15

    man this is not even fair. Craziness. Utter Craziness.

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    DIRTY CURRENT - HEIST at 1.12
    on June 22, 2013 12:05

    YEP. Diggin' this.

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    Plural - That Shit.... at 4.21
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    Yes. too good.

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    on February 10, 2013 15:39

    This is great! Thanks for the Wav format too.

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    9Star - Tangible Thoughts (Original Track) at 0.41
    on February 09, 2013 16:08

    Yeah Buddy. Catching up with your work today. I am liking this.

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    This is a really great rework. I enjoy the tempo. Gives it a totally different feel.

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    Live at Skylab, 12.28.12 Excerpt at 6.08
    on January 02, 2013 15:53

    Nice Mike! I really enjoyed this. Wish I could have seen it live.

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    Tha ISH at 1.39
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    Nice! I like this a lot.

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    @abyss82: I only used the world undisciplined for lack of a better term. I really liked how it had a structure to it, but that structure was not so rigid. props.

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    Afromonk at 0.32
    on October 31, 2012 16:18

    Yes. I like how the horns are floating in a very undisciplined manner over the top of that beat. It just fits.

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    The Fallen-Watch You Fail
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    Plural / In My Soul at 58.23
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    Wow. those 59 minutes went by so fast. You definitely took me down the tube and shot me back out again. Thanks for the mix.

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    FUNERALS - DISARO AUGUST 2K12 MIX at 52.30
    on August 19, 2012 15:02

    Great as always. I was not expecting the interlude or outro, but I love surprises and when people shake it up. Thanks for the mix.

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    I really like that Ellie Goulding sample. I like how you let it run out a little more.

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    Frequency of souls  by Outerspacist at 2.40
    on August 04, 2012 22:16

    GREAT RELEASE! Really Enjoyed it!

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