Tag: Detroit

Tresor Founder Eyes New Abandoned Factory Space For Detroit Club

Tresor founder Dimitri Hegemann is getting a step closer to opening an industrial style nightspot in Detroit. Once considering the Motor City’s Fischer Body Plant No. 21, the potential of a recent partnership with Arte Express could turn sites to the abandoned Packard Plant instead. As Arte Express founder Fernando Palazuelo also owns the Packard Plant, Detroit Free Press reports. Of course such an endeavor would take quite some time to come to realization as, at this moment and pending the proposal of a 12-year freeze on the site’s current levels of property taxes is approved by the city council. ... Read more

Stream Jackmaster’s DJ-Kicks In Full Now

Prior to its release tomorrow, Jackmaster has provided fans with an early stream of his DJ-Kicks release. The 25 track compilation draws its inspiration from the city’s that have developed Jackmaster’s sound, including Chicago, Detroit and, of course, his native Glasgow. Find more information and stream Jackmaster’s DJ-Kicks – HERE Tracklist: 1. LNRDCROY – Freedom for Antboy II 2. Denis Sulta – My Soul Needs Justice 3. Phil Moffa – Centre Of The World 4. X_1 – Happy Hippie Hifi 5. Eliphino – Isabella Road 6. Massimiliano Pagliara – I Am Running All My Drum Machines At Once and Dancing ... Read more

“Detroit Techno Week” Officially Announced In Motor City

Coinciding with the city’s annual dance celebration ‘Movement,’ Detroit has declared this week as its official “Detroit Techno Week”. Mayor Mike Duggan has described Movement as “one of the world’s most recognized electronic music festivals” that “celebrate the rich culture of techno, which was created in the city of Detroit.” Obviously, Detroit’s influence on electronic music cannot be understated, particularly coming from “The Belleville Three” (Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson), but any number of artists can also lay their claim in this history (Jeff Mills, Carl Craig, Stacey Pullen, amongst many, many more). Movement, which goes down this weekend, features a heavy ... Read more

Premiere: Claude VonStroke – Who’s Afraid of Detroit (Marc Houle Remix)

Set as a release for Claude VonStroke’s 10th Anniversary Remix EP, Marc Houle premieres his spaced out remix of the original classic with a crunchy percussive foundation. Raised adjacent to Detroit in Windsor, Ontario, Houle grew within the same fertile music community that spawned his former label boss and mentor Richie Hawtin. Marc Houle is a seminal artist and proponent to the socio-defined minimal sound of the mid-’00s. He went on to transcend it with releases on labels such as Minus and Items & Things.  His obsession with electronic sounds goes all the way back to the noise of ’80s video games and vintage ... Read more

Stream Moodymann’s Entire DJ-Kicks Mix For Free

Out 19 February, iconic Detroit DJ & Producer Moodymann curates and mixes the 51st edition of !K7’s famed DJ-Kicks series. Over 3 vinyls, 75 minutes, and 30 tracks, Moodymann aka Kenny Dixon Jr fuses jazz, funk, soul, blues and rock in an unpredictable, esoteric way. Much like his DJ sets, DJ-Kicks 51 brings listeners into Moodymann’s musical environment, from sensual sounds to depraved grooves. You can Pre Order Moodymann’s first commercial mix CD and check out the tracklist below. With 11 exclusive Moodymann edits and a slew of tracks from his inner circle, DJ-Kicks 51. Stream DJ-Kicks 51 for free ... Read more

Celebrate The Conflicted Legacy of Detroit With Huge New Photo Book

The end of March sees the publishing of an exciting new photography book, celebrating the history and legacy off all things Detroit. Entitled, 313ONELOVE, the 313 page book from Berlin photographer Marie Staggat includes over 170 portraits, interviews, quotes drawings, and “a string of profound stories,” from the likes of Detroit legends Kevin Saunderson, Carl Craig, Mike Huckaby, Robert Hood, Moodymann, Stacey Hale, Luke Hess, as well as Underground Resistance, Cahrivari, and Detroit Techno Militia mainstays. With a European launch at Tresor, as well as at Detroit’s Museum of Contemprary Art in May, the book looks to document the “tools” ... Read more

Party Report: Movement Torino

Ever since 2006 when Movement Festival was started as a European answer to the American Detroit Electronic Music Festival, it has continued to grow. Now, in 2015, the multi day event stands on its own and offers something fantastic for all proper techno fans living in Europe. As such, this year’s event was another sell out event with ravers from all corners of the continent turing up for a marathon session of sumptuous electronic sound. Set in Turin, Movement Torino takes over a large city centre conference building as well as many other great and varied spaces around the city. ... Read more