Detroit - the myth

jambo

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High Tech Soul: The Creation of Techno Music

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mms

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i'm going to see theo parrish tonight and i don't expect monochrome, wishy washy strings, basic channel copyists or anything like that.
 

Bang Diddley

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^^ Nice one Jambo. Ive seen a doc called High Tech Soul a few years ago but the one above seems different looking at the first 10 mins or so. I'll take a look at home.

The recent Theo Parrish CD is pretty good, real murky house but its mostly old material.
 

jambo

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It might be the same doc with some new footage. The Derrick May interview seems a bit older but Richie Hawtin has hair, for instance. ;)
 

luka

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If Detroit Techno is grounded in funk then why are so many of it's curators and fetishists such tight assed prissy motherfuckers?

General question to the room.
This is the red light with Detroit isn't it
 

luka

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how come london doesn't have a myth like detroit techno and new york hiphop? thats my favourite city for music over the last almost 20 years by a long way. i think london kills it.
Good question young Luka
 

sadmanbarty

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the nuum's finally starting to get that mythos i think. i presume it's revered by all godlsmiths people.

burial was playing around with its mythology
 

luka

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the nuum's finally starting to get that mythos i think. i presume it's revered by all godlsmiths people.

burial was playing around with its mythology
Problem is reverence never helps. A tradition of innovation helps. Not reverence for past achievements.
 

sadmanbarty

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Problem is reverence never helps. A tradition of innovation helps. Not reverence for past achievements.
but it's being revered from a whole separate group of people form the ones we'd want to making this music.

none of my mates for example have any regard for the hardcore continuum whatsoever. its got very little to do with them. a few novelty grime and garage hits when they were little. uk funky was a funny fad in year 9 and that's it.
 

luka

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but it's being revered from a whole separate group of people form the ones we'd want to making this music.

none of my mates for example have any regard for the hardcore continuum whatsoever. its got very little to do with them. a few novelty grime and garage hits when they were little. uk funky was a funny fad in year 9 and that's it.
People that read energy flash
 

thirdform

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but it's being revered from a whole separate group of people form the ones we'd want to making this music.

none of my mates for example have any regard for the hardcore continuum whatsoever. its got very little to do with them. a few novelty grime and garage hits when they were little. uk funky was a funny fad in year 9 and that's it.
blame kode nine.
 

thirdform

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the nuum reverence is worse than the detroit one and thats saying something cause it takes some guts to excel old aging deep house dads. worse in that it is hyper-intellectual whereas most people who are detroit purists are just old white guys.

i don't mind hyperintellectualism but only I'm allowed to do it because I have style and didn't lose my virginity to pendulum propane nightmares or the XX or the mars volta.

original of renegade snares (not foul play version) if you're asking.
 
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Simon silverdollarcircle

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I have half a theory that the reverence for Detroit is in part due to and sustained by unresolved daddy issues

You see interviews with say Theo Parrish, Moodymann or Derrick may and there's something very parental about them. Telling us how it was in the olden days, how we need to buckle down and get serious. That the youngsters with their mp3s and Instagrams are doing it all wrong. Self consciously presented as they the teachers, we the students. Avuncular, but strict on the things that matter.

I don't mind any of that really as long as everyone just admits that they wish Mad Mike was their dad
 

thirdform

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the nuum reverence is worse than the detroit one and thats saying something cause it takes some guts to excel old aging deep house dads. worse in that it is hyper-intellectual whereas most people who are detroit purists are just old white guys.

i don't mind hyperintellectualism but only I'm allowed to do it because I have style and didn't lose my virginity to pendulum propane nightmares or the XX or the mars volta.

original of renegade snares (not foul play version) if you're asking.
best post i have written on this forum.
 

Simon silverdollarcircle

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Nah I think he's a genius. Lots of his music I can't understand how anyone could make anything so good.

I also like how he's done with making music now. There's something admirable about stopping when you're at yr peak
 
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