34th Detroit Jazz Fest

34th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

In his second year as the Detroit Jazz Festival Artistic Director, Chris Collins has cultivated another amazing lineup for this year’s Labor Day weekend performances. The vision for 2013 was to bring together artists who represent real jazz in...

Tony Ollivierra

Tony Ollivierra

Tony Ollivierra is a Detroit area electronic musician and dj who got started in the late eighties. He was influenced by the Detroit club scene in the 80’s and 90’s in venues like The Shelter with Richie Hawtin, The...

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Did you know?

In 1995 the hit single “Runnin” performed by The Pharcyde was produced by Detroit Hip Hop legend J Dilla. The song reached #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached spot #35 on the US R&B Chart. The song...

Dennis Coffey playing at Motor City with Detroit Jazz Artist Damon Warmack

Detroit Funk History

Detroit funk legend Dennis Coffey became the first white person to have their song played on Soul Train. Season 1 Episode 15. Artist: Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band Track: Scorpio Click here to enjoy full performance from...

Cosmic Handshakes - The Delicate Detail

The Delicate Detail

Like your eyes opening in the morning for the first time in a tropical place, the EP begins with “Crystals” which covers you in warmth and sunshine. A steady primal rhythm and simple subby bassline keep you moving forward...

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Damon Warmack On Bass And Beyond

Chatting with born and raised Detroiter – “east side by the grace of God” – bass player Damon Warmack is always a good time. We get in depth with Damon about his musical journey. Unsurprisingly, Damon had aspirations to...

The Weird

Weird Art in the Market

A group of artists, graphic artists, illustrators and lecturers from Germany and Austria are currently on vacation in Detroit, and loving the large blank canvases available in Eastern Market. “The Weird” is comprised of Look, Cone, Dxtr, Frau Isa,...

Rocket McFlyy's visual expression of their music.

Discussion with Rocket McFlyy

I’ll be honest with you, the last time I wrote an interview was for my riveting high school journal. Therefore, I approached this “interview” as more of a discussion. Before this discussion happened, I had a chance to hear...

Track of the Week – Rogue Satellites “Party Angels”

Detroit Sounds Like This would like to start off your week with some great local talent. Rogue Satellites provide great production and outstanding vocals that will keep you listening. Enjoy. Artist: Rogue Satellites Track: Party Angels Album: Other Angels...

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Interview with Mexican Knives

Mexican Knives are a band based out of the city with a groove, a presence, and a fast-paced aggression that is infectious to the ear.  Zach, Ruth, John, and Blair have given their genre of “surf goth” a fan...

Frank Raines @ Funk Night (2011)

The Funk of Detroit

Still have a taste for some funk and soul? How about some new and fresh funk from your very own Motor City.  Local DJ/Producer Frank Raines runs the globally known label Funk Night Records. Funk Night Records has a...

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Clear Soul Forces

Clear Soul Forces first hit my radar earlier this year after a buddy sent me a link to one of their videos.  It seems like these days if you are in the hip hop game and aren’t talking about...

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The Gutter Ghouls

I was 24 when my psychobilly cherry was popped. When people talk about the Detroit music scene these days they’re usually referring to mostly electronic, garage punk, or hip hop. Psychobilly, for those who aren’t familiar with the genre,...

OB Ognitt - Oh Jabba

Oh Jabba

Like classic Detroit house, Oh Jabba starts out with a gritty kick and sparse Rhodes hits. Followed by low-fi crunchy snares, staccato synths and big claps, until the synths waves wash ashore. At about 2 minutes in, we get...

Track of the Week – Kyle Hall “Crushed”

Recently local electronic producer Kyle Hall released his full length album entitled “The Boat Party.” It is a vinyl only release and features many great house tracks and my personal favorite “Crushed.” Artist: Kyle Hall Album: The Boat Party

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Detroit Rock From The 50s

Detroit has a long and rich history associated with rock and roll. In 1954 Hank Ballard & the Midnighters crossed over from the R&B charts to the pop charts with “Work With Me, Annie.” The song nearly broke into...

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Soji

Craig Huckaby:  OK, introduce yourself. SOJI:  My names are Aladegoroye Ezekiel Olusoji. People call me S.O.J – BATA. I was born and raised in Lagos state, Nigeria. And I still reside there. Majorly am into music as an instrumentalist....

Kevin Reynolds

Kevin Reynolds

Born to two Irish-American Detroit autoworkers/civil rights activists, Kevin Reynolds’ musical ear was trained by the soundtrack to the late night drives decidedly put on the car stereo by his parents: none other than the urbane and otherworldly voice...

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Shaking The Habitual

The Knife’s fourth studio album, Shaking The Habitual, finds the Swedish brother-sister duo of Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer in the most personal zone in which their dedicated fans have seen them create.  The album is a 2-CD,...

Dial 81

Dial 81

DIAL.81 (blAiR fRench) emcee turned producer + visual artist Brief Background: Composed the lo-fi score for the award winning documentary, DETROPIA with ‘Best Original Score’ from Cinema Eye Honors. Released on vinyl/digitally. The release of ‘DETROPIA’ was followed up...