The Phase 2 line-up includes:
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313 The Hard Way (DJ Seoul b2b DJ Psycho b2b T.Linder)
Carl Craig featuring Mad Mike Banks – live
Darkcube – live
Dink & TK
DJ Godfather featuring Good Money
Earl “Mixxin” McKinney
Gaiser – live
JETS (Jimmy Edgar + Machinedrum) – live
Kenny Larkin – live
Kevin Saunderson b2b Derrick May
Loner.9 – live
Marissa Guzman – live
Mark 8EN Moss
MCs Bombscare & Flow
Model 500 – live
Octave One – live
PHUTURE – live
Shawn Rudiman – live
Squarepusher – live
The Saunderson Brothers
The Valley and The Mountain
Thump continues its excellent series on Detroit’s music and underground scene. It’s important to note the importance of youth programs in the city. With all the cuts that have happened, situations like this are more valuable than ever. This video specifically hones in on Youthville in Detroit’s New Center.
Some notable quotables from Mike Huckaby, remixer, producer, sound designer and educator:
“In Detroit, The Music Found You, Rather Than You Found It.”
You couldn’t walk down the street without being influenced by something.. you can hear the climate of Detroit in the music.
“I find myself in a fortunate position around a lot of chaos. The economy isn’t doing so well in Detroit, but the underground is taking us around the world.”
“It’s not always about reinventing the wheel. It’s about doing what you do very well to begin with.”
“Detroit Techno was the way out, and continues to be the way out.”
Mainstream media always makes it seem like only bad things come from Detroit: urban decay, crime, bankruptcy, D12. But as any electronic music fan knows, Detroit is also a hotbed of creativity, passion, and promise. From the 1980s—when fellows like Juan Atkins and Derrick May ingested New Wave and Kraftwerk and spit out a template for what we know today as techno—to the present day, with new blood producers like Kyle Hall, Mark Flash, and Monty Luke creating forward-thinking tracks, Detroit continues to be a source of inspiration and power in the worldwide dance arena.
If I would’ve been told in advance, I’m pretty sure I would have been skeptical on hearing a jazz rendition of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” at the recent Detroit Jazz Festival. But then again the Robert Glasper Experiment is known for providing an interesting spin on popular music, check out their “Smells Like Teen Spirit” cover if you haven’t yet. The Experiment kicked off the cover super-slowed up, with that melancholic charm and voice a la vocoder they incorporate so well. Genre defying music, jazz is of course the key component, but refreshingly gets edgy in all the right places. From Robert’s website, we’re given a little insight into Black radio 2, that will be dropping in late October, and among a list of killer guest artists, will also feature Detroit’s own Dwele.
“On October 29, RGE ups the ante with the release of Black Radio 2 (Blue Note), another genre-defying effort that takes the Black Radio blueprint and builds to even greater heights. The core remains the Experiment, as astoundingly versatile a band as has ever existed, featuring Robert Glasper on keyboards, Derrick Hodge on bass, Mark Colenburg on drums, and Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone. Providing the vocals throughout is another jaw-dropping roll call of vocalists including Common, Patrick Stump, Brandy, Jill Scott, Dwele, Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton,Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Luke James, Emeli Sandé, Lalah Hathaway, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.”
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