Ed Montano passed away in February 2018.
Ed gained his PhD in Contemporary Music from Macquarie University. His thesis was an ethnographic study on club culture and the electronic dance music scene in Sydney, with a focus on DJs and promoters. His research focused on commercial club culture and the electronic dance music industry in Australia. Ed was Reviews Editor and Operations Director for Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture, and was on the executive committee of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.