Real scenes is a series of films brought to you by Resident Advisor & Bench in which they explore the music & culture surrounding electronic music’s origins and the scenes from which the sounds grew. Chatting to the promoters, dj’s and producers.
Second up in the series is Detroit and the birth of techno.
“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.”
You can check out episode 2 below and find out more at residentadvisor.net, you can view episode one on their Vimeo account, a little closer to home, it explores the cross pollination of electronic music deep in Bristol’s nightclubs.