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Love is the Message: Dance, Music and Counterculture

Love is the Message podcast

Love is the Message: Music, Dance & Counterculture is a new show from Tim Lawrence and Jeremy Gilbert, both of them authors, academics, DJs and dance party organisers. Tune in, Turn on and Get Down to in-depth discussion of the sonic, social and political legacies of radical movements from the 1960s to today. Starting with David Mancuso's NYC Loft parties, we’ll explore the countercultural sounds,... more

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5 days ago

In the final episode of our three-parter on punk, Jeremy and Tim stick a pin through their ears and make their way down the Kings Road for the release of Anarchy in the UK. We hear about the mercurial Malcolm McLaren, Situationism, Symbolism and SEX ... more

19 days ago

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a month ago

In this episode we continue our trio of episodes on Punk by examining some crucial mid-70s proto-Punk antecedents. Via the lean funkiness of Dr Feelgood Jeremy and Tim explore the interesting British formation of pub rock, with its R’n’B roots and di... more

2 months ago


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5.0 out of 5 stars from 294 ratings
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    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Culture, Politics & Music explored

    Two friends both academics and DJs discuss their love of dance music and its history. A real pleasure to listen to and a fantastic way to discover music both new and old.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom4 months ago
  • Really excellent podcast about music, culture and politics with an emphasis on dance music. The format is a conversation between (academic) friends who are also party djs with broad tastes in music.

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    David Anders
    4 months ago
  • Just what i've been looking for

    Is love the message or the answer? Probs both but these two legends will help you get you to the bottom of it with a superbly articulated deep dive into the partyverse.

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    Dj Work Experience
    United Kingdom8 months ago

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