Real Scenes: Detroit – Documentary about the Birthplace of Techno

Schöne Dokuserie von Resident Advisor, die in die Städe reisen, an denen elektronische Musik passiert und dort einige der Protagonisten interviewen. Die erste Folge über Dubstep und Bristol hatte ich in die Links gepackt, weil was hab' ich schon mit Dubstep am Hut. Bei der zweiten Folge über Detroit und die Geburt von Techno ist das selbstredend anders. Jede Menge abandoned Structures und die illegalen Warehouse-Parties. „There was nothing legal or safe or legitimate about that place“. Großartig!

Real Scenes is a series of films […] in which we explore the musical, cultural and creative climate within electronic music's key destinations. We'll look at the role singular figureheads—producers, DJs, promoters—play in making their city's music scene a point of world-wide interest. We'll also look at places, spaces and inspirations, seeking out the essence of what gives these hyper-local scenes a truly global resonance.

You can't talk about electronic music without mentioning Detroit. The city's DJs and producers birthed the genre we now call techno. Detroit, however, has always had a creative streak, due in large part to the boom and subsequent bust of the auto industry. Quite simply, Detroit is a city of extremes, and its music reflects that. Detroit's importance in the global electronic music scenes is often referred to in the past tense. With the recent emergence of Kyle Hall and other young Detroit producers, however, it's clear that a spark remains. When we visited, we found a number of artists with their eyes (and ears) firmly set towards the future. After our time there, it's clear that Detroit will endure and innovate for years to come.

Real Scenes: Detroit – RA continues its new video series with a trip to the birthplace of techno.