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Tag Archives: Detroit Techno

Jeff Mills – Exhibitionist 2 DVD 1 PART 1

Jeff delivering the more tripped out, galactic end of the Motor City sound; and lowers the pace that he was once known for. Great stuff from his 2015 DVD.

Jeff Mills – Dagma

Jeff Mills making a score for Metropolis made sense; him doing a score for a Buster Keaton film was far more likely to have people scratching their head. However, what resulted from this was a rather Wonderful album of lush, intricate Detroit Techno from 2000.

Drexciya – Black Sea

Tough Techno from the mysterious Detroit team. Hard, aquatic tune from 1995.

Model 500 – Off To Battle

From the B-Side to 1987’s ‘Sound Of Stereo’, Juan Atkins hands us the classic Detroit Techno blueprint yet again. Digi funk and Hi-Tech Soul right here my brothers and sisters.

Jeff Mills – The Serenade

Classy, sleek, light-as-a-feather Techno from the Detroit legend; off of his 2000 album ‘Three Ages’.

Jeff Mills – Roman Age

Brilliant, brilliant tune from Mills here. Detroit techno always had a cinematic quality to it, even in it’s low tech origins; an element that went way beyond the dancefloor and into flights of fancy. ‘Roman Age’ from the incredible ‘Three Ages’ (2000) manages to be lush, epic, groovy,and grandiose (in a good way) within its short timeframe (4 minutes is pretty short for  Techno track). Jeff Mills in all of his glory.

Jeff Mills – Zenith

Detroit Techno, pure and simple. This lovely slice of Hi-Tech Soul is from the one and only Jeff Mills a.k.a ‘The Wizard’. Taken from ‘From The 21st Part 1’ (2004).

Jeff Mills – Condor To Mallorca

Real, classic-era Detroit Techno from The Wizard himself. This track sounds like it expands upon ‘It Is What It Is’ by Derrick May, and toughens it up for the 90’s. Slamming machine phunq from the motor city circa 1994; taken from the Tresor album ‘Waveform Transmission Vol 3’.

Jeff Mills – Time After Space

Beautiful, dubby Techno from Jeff Mills a.k.a ‘The Wizard’. This is something one wished was a lot longer, but you gotta take what you can. From 2000.

Underground Resistance – Jupiter Jazz

A Techno classic from Detroit’s UR collective. This is from the “World 2 World” EP (1992), and its staccato synths worm their way into your psyche.

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