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Detroit Techno

Nub!

TRIBE Member
I realised I don't really know much about this style of Techno.

Any pointers on cd's to listen to, names to search for or tapes to buy?

-=Nub=-
 

Rob_Tech

TRIBE Member
well i'm sure there are others that'll know more than i do (since i only started to get into the stuff last year). But i'll name some obvious names...

Suburban Knight, dj Rolando, Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Jeff Mills, Kevin Saunderson (i think), Mad Mike, Underground Resistance Recordings, uhhhh...once i get back to my original computer i'll remember some more names and give up some links on the history of D-town. But those are just some names off the top of my head.
Happy hunting!

-peace-
Rob
 

derek

TRIBE Member
It's more like the birhplace than a style. It can be traced back to, some say, Cybotron (Juan Atkins) with his release of "Alley's of Your Mind" in 1981 which is considered or disputed to be the first official techno track. Oddly if it was released today we would probably be called electro.

I was first introduced to Detroit Techno in 1987 through Rythmn is Rythmn (Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May) with a track called "Feel Surreal". The main difference to me between Detroit and techno from other locations is the funk. Detroit is the birhplace of Motown, and definetly can be heard in the techno. Listen to Carl Craig's "The Climax", and you'll know what I mean. Back in da day of warehouse parties (notorious for bringin house to Toronto) we used to play alot of Detroit Techno (The Dance, Wiggin', Frequency, Acid Storm).

In fact I actually despised most of the techno coming out of Europe in the early '90's (didn't have the soul), but in that changed as soon as labels like Soma and Mute started puttin' out some dope beats (Emmanual Top, Earl Brown, Equus).

Funky Techno comes from all over the world now, but I truly beleive it's birthplace is Detroit, and even Chicago via Green Velvet's Relief records (of course to him, everything is house). Even some of the stuff Larry Heard (Amnesia and Washing Machine) and Ron Trent (Altered States)put out is very influenced by Techno.

My 2 cents.

Peace,

Derek
 

derek

TRIBE Member
Hey, Nub, and everyone:

I'm in the process of putting together a vintage Techno CD showcasing highlihts of predominately Detroit stuff from the last 15 years. I probably put it as one of my shows (Neurotek - www.beats.to) first, but will rip it to cd if there is enough interest. Leave a post here, or contact me @ derek@beats.to.

Peace,

Derek
 

tEkKiD

TRIBE Promoter
very nice outlook Derek on the issue...props!

totally right man, detroit is soul...you pretty much defined it clearly...

and yes Robby has named the elite detroit artists who pretty much evelotunized techno...

here are some others to check out for new/old...

the Punisher
Jay Denham
Rob Hood
Aux 88
Drexciya
Cozmic Spore
Fanon Flowers
Stacey Pullen
Underground Resistance
Red Planet shit
Octave One

hrmmmmmmmm much much more....i could go on for hours....

p.s Derek -> dude, you will have to hook me up with another cd man...
sorry i swear i put it in my record bag but it wasnt there the next day....and yes im very much interested in this new one of yours.... i will pay you if there is any trouble getting me another copy !

peace,

doug.
 
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derek

TRIBE Member
No worries, Tekkid. I'll get u another CD in about 2 weeks (puttin' promo together tonite); as for the vintage cd, I'm hoppin' to have it compiled by the end of January (gotta get the energy to go through crates in the crawl space). Plus, gotta get erk motivated as he's helpin' with this one.

Peace,

Derek
 

erk

TRIBE Member
Derek, looking forward to putting together some sounds from the past. We'll hook up and get it together, really soon...
 

tEkKiD

TRIBE Promoter
wikked shit boi's!!

can't wait to get my hands on this, 2 awesome dj's playing the shit i love


hook a brotha up!!!

 
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optik

TRIBE Member
The BEST stuff comming out of detroit these days is anything by DeepChord....

Its an AMAZING and sick label

optik
 

derek

TRIBE Member
Yo, Optik

I don't know Deepchord; who are their artists?

Interetsted in hearing some stuff.

Eh, just realised I'm listening to Channel One's "Technicolor" as I type this.

Peace,

Derek

P.S. for those that expressed interest in a cd, I will try to get it done for the end of January.
 

optik

TRIBE Member
Derek Check out!!!!

www.deepchord.com

Or go to play de record and look under the deepchord section! Its a lot like basic channel stuff but more mellow... I think its some amazing music these days!!!!

Its not the old sound of detroit thats for sure!

Long live metroplex and all them other motor city labels!

optik
 

Time

TRIBE Promoter
The Deepchord cd is a compilation of their early 12's which were out of circulation. However, those same 12's mysteriously re-appeared, and were repressed a few months after the cd was released. Go figure...

G
 
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