This Friday sees the legendary Derrick May bring retro Detroit Techno to Hackney, London.
“Put simply, Derrick May is one of the supreme architects of Detroit techno, along with his Belleville, Michigan schoolmates, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. May quickly saw the potential in synthesising the jacking momentum of house with the widescreen, lofty sci-fi vision of techno, and developed a soaring signature sound able to move bodies and blow minds with equal force. From 1987′s ‘Nude Photo’ onwards, May produced a run of classic tracks – under his own name and as Rhythim Is Rhythim, Mayday and Long Ago, not to mention as part of collaborative projects such as R-Tyme – that have become part of the fabric and lore of electronic music. Founded in 1986, his Transmat label provided a platform disciples and fellow visionaries such as Suburban Knight, K. Alexi Shelby, Octave One and Joey Beltram (1990′s world-conquering ‘Energy Flash’).”
Not one to miss. Tickets available HERE
For a little taster check out one of May’s Classic sessions here.