One of my favorite books, regarding electronic dance music particularly, is Ph.D. Mark Butler’s “Unlocking the Groove.”
While the work features insights from a handful of DJs and producers–such as myself, Butler’s analysis sheds light on the underlying technical aspects of EDM’s rhythm and meter.
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Butler, M. J. (2006). Unlocking the Groove: Rhythm, Meter, and Musical Design in Electronic Dance Music. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
Unlocking the Groove
Featuring contributions from Jimmi Journey, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Underworld, and DJ Shiva, author Mark J. Butler's book "Unlocking the Groove" won the Certificate of Merit for Best Research in Recorded Popular Music 2007 by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections.