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Category Archives: Detroit Techno

Omar-S – Strider’s World

Some groovy yet somehow melancholic Techno from cocky Detroit man Omar-S. This is from his 2005 album ‘Just Ask The Lonely’.


The Martian – Soulshine

Mike Banks delivers some warm, soulful, Housey Detroit Techno under his Martian moniker and gets to the heart of future Disco. This can be found on 1999’s ‘LBH – 6251876 (A Red Planet Compilation)’.

Infiniti – Sunlight

Emotive Techno with that unmistakable Detroit stamp; from the motor city Godfather, Juan Atkins. This was released in 1993 on Peacefrog.


Robert Hood – Analog Track (Ghost)

THE original minimal master with a perfect slice of tough, yet tripped out Techno from 2013 on his M-Plant label. Prescribed to make you grin.


Deepchord – Underwater Galaxies

Get submerged with some aquatic Dub-Techno from the Detroit crew. This is from their last album, 2017’s ‘Auratones’.


The Other People Place – Let Me Be Me

Detroit Techno-Electro from James Marcel Stinson’s 2001 album ‘Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe’. Great stuff!


The Martian – Particle Shower

Detroit Techno maestro “Mad” Mike Banks goes full on Housey space Phunq with this dancefloor bomb from 1997.


The Other People Place – Eye Contact

Sublime Electro as imagined by Detroit Techno; from the prolific, mercurial, and sadly missed James Stinson of Drexciya fame. This is from the 2001 album ‘Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café’, which is as magnificent throughout as this track would suggest. Go seek.


Deepchord – Point Reyes

Mr Modell gives us some super-submerged Dub Techno with a few whiplashes that rise to the surface. This is from the sublime new album ‘Auratones’.


Dark Energy/Suburban Knight – Midnight Sunshine

Classic Detroit Techno from UR man James Penningtom a.k.a Suburban Knight. This was originally released under the Suburban Knight moniker on a UR EP from 1994 called ‘Dark Energy’. It has been re-released on a collection of tracks from Pennington under the guise of Dark Energy titled ‘Collided Energy’, released in 2007. This track is in keeping with the classic Motor City sound; lush, warm, yet driving and pulsing Techno. The story behind the title of the track was revealed by Pennington  in an interview with Kodwo Eshun.
His grandfather was fighting as a GI in Germany in the second world war. One night the German shot flares into the sky which he stated lit up like a midnight sun.

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