Detroit’s Carl Craig will bring his legendary crate of records to Brooklyn’s Verboten this Friday for a very special night that celebrates techno and house music’s uprising through the 90s into today. I was lucky enough to catch Craig at a Red Bull Music Academy event in Miami last year, and it was one of the most interesting sets I caught all week during Winter Music Conference. This is definitely not one to miss. Tickets available here. #housemusic #techno #verboten #detroi
We chatted with Grant Kwiecinski aka GRiZ the other day about everything from his new album to halloween parties and even Yeezus. Grant is a real mellow dude who has a burning desire to represent his home city and express his love for music. But just because he’s mellow doesn’t mean he can’t get down. After talking with him I’m quite excited to see what his new album has to offer. It’s really cool to note that when he talked about performing he say “we perform” as to always i
Yo I gotta say, I definitely don’t like much rap that comes out these days. But Big Sean always seems to hold it down. I’m not sure what exactly it is about the Detroit rapper, but I think I can best describe it as clean? It’s fairly intelligent too, but not on some triple-entendre conspiracy theorist crap. It’s just a dude spittin’ over clean beats and it’s real laid back. Check out “Fire” and peep the album Hall of Fame dropping on August 27th. PEACE!
Movement is Detroit’s premier electronic music festival. The lineup is diverse, but more importantly, the furthest thing from corny. You don’t have the cheap thrills and gimmicky frills that plague most festival lineups (particular ones that cling to the “EDM” ploy). From the indie-hipster Nicolas Jaar’s critically acclaimed live set to Adam Deitch’s Break Science, the talent is the most important thing at Movement… and isn’t that what every festival should be about? From Dow
Episode one features Boys Noize and techno legend Kevin Saunderson. They discuss Detroit’s contribution to techno (or the dreaded “EDM”) to the United State’s electronic music scene. The short, documentary-style clip is rounded off with footage from Dog Blood (Skrillex & Boys Noize’s collab project) live in Detroit, at what looks like a trippy-little-hard-acid-techno-party if I’ve ever seen one. I think this series is going to be great! These three producers love nothing more