Omar-S has announced a new album, ‘YOU WANT’, which is set to drop on 7th February with a release party at Marble Bar, in the FXHE Records boss' hometown of Detroit.
Carried by his own aforementioned label, the record comprises 13 tracks, and features appearances from a host of heads based in Michigan's Motor City, such as Ian Finkelstein, John FM, and L'Renee, the latter having previously appeared on Omar-S' 'S.E.X.'
Detroit drum & bass DJ/producer Mark David Fisher has died, aged 50.
The influential musician, who helped establish Detroit Electronic Music Festival, passed away on the 2nd January from a brain haemorrhage.
Also known to fans as MD!, Dluv and Nefarious, Fisher founded Detroit Luv - an online message board for Detroit's electronic community, created prior to the introduction of social media.
Detroit Techno Militia, a collective from the city, shared a post describing Fisher as a "connector" who will be "sorely missed".
Jeff Mills has announced that a reissue of his classic 1997 cut, ‘The Bells’ will be released on vinyl, dropping via his own Axis Records on Friday 6th December.
The three track EP forms the sixth chapter in the techno legend's series, 'The Director's Cut', and features the original track, 'Blue Potential', which was first performed during a landmark collaboration with the Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra, now seeing its first ever vinyl release, and a brand new interpretation, The Homosapien Sapiens Version.
Details of next year's Detroit edition of Moodymann's Soul Skate party have been revealed.
The bi-annual skating event will return to Moodymann's hometown over Memorial Day weekend next year, taking place over the course of five days. The lineups and venues for 2020's edition of Soul Skate are yet to be announced.
Moodymann launched Soul Skate in Detroit in 2007 creating a place for skate dancers around the US and beyond to meet up and cut around the roller rink to music soundtracked by a number of DJs, sometimes including himself.
A not-for-profit organisation called the Detroit-Berlin-Connection has set up a petition to lobby for clubs to be able to stay open later than 2am in Detroit.
The current law in the city prohibits people from legally dancing in the city between 2am and 7.30am meaning that clubs are forced to open later and many people are forced to rely on unlicensed parties.
Danny Tenaglia and Carl Cox feature on the new Hot Creations EP, 'Don't Turn Your Back', which arrives 27th September.
The release marks Tenaglia's debut for the label, and his solo return to the release schedule after over a decade, with 'Space Dance' dropping in 2008, although two years ago he appeared on Layton Giordani's Drumcode track, 'Live Again'.
A new documentary traces the history of Detroit techno.
Directed by London-based filmmaker Jenn Nkiru, and produced by Frieze and Italian fashion house Gucci, the twenty-minute Black to Techno covers the legendary rise of the genre in the Michigan city.
Detroit pioneer Derrick May is bringing his orchestral show to the Southbank Centre’s stunning Royal Festival Hall this August.
The show has only been performed six times around the world, with concerts in Europe, USA and Australia. And for the London show, May once again teams up with Macedonian conductor Dzijan Emin.
Dallas, Texas is an unlikely nerve centre of electro music. The city’s small but tight knit cabal of producers and DJs have been releasing essential underground tracks since the mid ’90s to rival anything made in Detroit or The Hague and, despite indifference from the dance mainstream, several of Dallas’s biggest electro names have acquired world renown.