Classic Album Sundays founder Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy will be part of a panel discussion entitled Dancing, Sound Systems and Party Environments this Thursday, 14 June from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at Circus 2 at Stratford Circus.

It is part of a series entitled Critical Beats: Electronic Dance Music, Club Culture & the East London Connection presented by the University of East London. Thursday’s panel discussion will feature Colleen along with Julian Henriques, author of “Sonic Bodies: Reggae Sound Systems, Performance Techniques, and Ways of Knowing“, Snowboy, musician and author of “From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: The History of the UK Jazz Dance Scene” and Jeremy Gilbert, co-author of “Discographies: Dance Music, Culture and the Politics of Sound“. It will be moderated by Tim Lawrence, author of “Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-79“.

Topics to be covered include:

Why do different scenes generates different forms of dancing?

How do differently configured sound systems create different party environments?

Does the quality of sound matter anymore?

Do we need DJs and party scenes now we’ve got the internet?

Is London party culture suffering a death by property price inflation?

Click here for tickets (£3) and more information.