Kevin Saunderson didn't just invent Detroit techno as part of the legendary Belleville Three with Juan Atkins and Derrick May. He also perfected the techno hit, catapulting the seminal D-Town sound across the Atlantic and onto the dancefloors of Europe, where rave culture was about to explode in the ... More >>
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Last month, we here at Crossfade had a chat with second-wave Detroit techno legend Rick Wade about "disposable tracks" vs. "substance."
One of Wade's homeboys from that second wave is celebrated DJ-producer Stacey Pull ... More >>
The classic house revival is well underway, sweeping across the international dance music scene as young producers who weren't even old enough to walk in the '90s revel in that decade's sound.
Sadly, a lot of these kids are probably unaware that among the pioneers of that deep house sound they love ... More >>
Ds and CsPlacing Ourselves Elsewhere (Black Nation Records)Miami isn't particularly known for its techno. But certain locals have been trying to change that perception in recent years. One of them is Nelson Fernandez (AKA DJ Nova), a mainstay of the burgeoning SoFla scene. With Pornograph Events, ... More >>
Guy Gerber is that rare breed of electronic dance music producer who's always done his own thing. And "Stoppage Time," his 2004 breakthrough hit on John Digweed's Bedrock label, was a slice of epic big-room techno that became a global club anthem and continues to sell by the truckload.Today, Gerb ... More >>
DJ Harvey: He aims to pleaseDJ Harvey Bassett's resume reads like the very history of vanguard music since the '70s. Born and bred in Cambridge, UK, he was an original '77 punk rocker whose band The Ersatz saw rotation on John Peel's legendary radio show. But soon enough, he traded his drums ... More >>
story reads like the history of transatlantic dance music itself. He was born and bred in the early-'80s electronic music boomtown of Sheffield,
England, cradle to such seminal acts as the Human League and Cabaret
Voltaire. He shared time in the studio with Detroit techno pio ... More >>
It seems Miami hasn't had a proper house music party since WMC, which is why we couldn't pass up a shout out to this Friday night's "Therapy" throw-down at the Clevelander Hotel in South Beach, featuring underground house favorites Hallex.M and Lisa Shaw, along with Saraswati Miami's DJ Ivan Diaz ... More >>
Few artists in the world of electronic dance music can take credit for the sort of self-styled signature sound that has made Mark Farina one of the most original and idiosyncratic DJ/producers of the last twenty years. As a house music veteran with old ties to the Chicago, Detroit and San Francis ... More >>
House music reigned supreme at Vagabond Saturdays throughout 2009, with
weekly performances by such classic house luminaries as
Frankie Knuckles, Little Louie Vega, Jellybean Benitez, and Jesse
Saunders. So far the soulful house vibes promise to live on at the downtown
hotpot in 2010, and Saturda ... More >>
That little "influences" box on a musician's MySpace page is usually a repository for not-funny irony or complete bullshit. Shit Robot's, however, is as sincere and accurate as this single-man-act's name is not -- name-checked here are early electronic heavyweights like Carl Craig, Andrew Weather ... More >>
Cosmic TwinsSaturday, June 20, 2009Eden Terrace Garden at Nocturnal, MiamiBetter than: anything Miami has had the privilege to hear since WMC and far more epic than anything we heard then. The Review: Amid concerns of rain over the weekend and fears that it might hamper Cosmic Twins, the preemi ... More >>
A heads up to Miami's techno lovers: Pornograph Events has one hell of
a double booking lined up for June, with legends Derrick May and
François K scheduled to play Nocturnal's Eden Terrace Garden on Saturday, June 20.
For those of you born yesterday, Derrick May is one of Detroit's
legendary Belle ... More >>