“Keep it Simple, Make it Fast! An approach to underground music scenes. Volume 1”, explores the significant role of DIY cultures in shaping underground music scenes and their impact on contemporary society. The book challenges traditional views by positioning these scenes as central to the music (post) industry and digital media. It offers insights into how these cultures influence urban cultural identity and contribute to a new artistic heritage.
Structured across seven themes, the book navigates through the ethos of “DIY or Die”, the dynamics of today’s punk scenes, and the interplay between music, politics, and ideology. It also examines the aesthetics of underground cultures, marked by digital, retro, and nostalgic elements. The book concludes by discussing the significance of local scenes in shaping communities and urban cultures.