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Detroit techno stalwart Derrick May accused of long history of sexual assault

Derrick May, one of the originators of the 1980’s Detroit techno scene, is facing a slew of sexual assault allegations. The accusations, sparked by none other than former friend and collaborator, Michael James, claim that May is has been responsible for “sexual misbehavior,” including but not limited to rape, for the majority of his DJing […]

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Detroit techno stalwart Derrick May accused of long history of sexual assault

Derrick May, one of the originators of the 1980’s Detroit techno scene, is facing a slew of sexual assault allegations. The accusations, sparked by none other than former friend and collaborator, Michael James, claim that May is has been responsible for “sexual misbehavior,” including but not limited to rape, for the majority of his DJing […]

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Carl Cox and Amelie Lens to feature on upcoming Beirut fundraiser

Electronic Labor Day and Beatport ReConnect team up on For Beirut, a 12-hour digital fundraiser to show support for the Lebanese capital city after it was shaken by a catastrophic explosion last month. The event takes place on Sunday, September 13 from 6:58 a.m. to p.m. EST, starting with a minute of silence for those […]

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Carl Cox and Amelie Lens to feature on upcoming Beirut fundraiser

Electronic Labor Day and Beatport ReConnect team up on For Beirut, a 12-hour digital fundraiser to show support for the Lebanese capital city after it was shaken by a catastrophic explosion last month. The event takes place on Sunday, September 13 from 6:58 a.m. to p.m. EST, starting with a minute of silence for those […]

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Technics might soon release a new turntable

Several images that surfaced on the Instagram account of hi-fi audio brand manufacturer, Technics, could indicate the Japanese company will soon release new hardware, namely, the next installment in the SL-1200 family. Technics’ recent announcement of a “Live Streaming Event” situated in Las Vegas on January 7, with appearances from Kenny Dope, Derrick May, Cut […]

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Rihanna & SZA – consideration (MK remix)

Mark Kinchen, known better as MK, has released his remix of Rihanna and SZA’s “consideration.” With hundreds of releases under his belt, a career spanning three decades, and a hands on education in Detroit techno, Kinchen brings his expert production to the table, injecting his own Chicago house influenced synths and signature textures to the track.At […]

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Examining the anatomy of classic dance anthems with Pete Tong

Electronic music’s explosion over the decades paired with increasing access to computers and production software have translated to an unprecedented amount of new genres and subsequent releases saturating the market. Despite there being millions of songs in existence, however, there are always a select few whose sound design is so well-crafted that they strike a […]

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