Detroit - the myth

thirdform

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quick detour to chicago in 94 to show how pathbreaking those guys could be. sun ra techno.


Big influence all the neil landstrumm, subhead etc etc stuff in the UK.
 

Leo

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@thirdform please don't rip me to shreds for saying this but I still have soft spot for some of the Ritchie Hawtin stuff, early plastikman singles and first few LPs are cool. I know someone who was on Plus-8 and would hang with him, he was just across the Detroit river in Windsor Ontario, used to live in an old firehouse converted into a studio/living space, bringing cold white Canadian acid precision to the Detroit vibe. some of his slow-building acid jams still work.

forget about how he later became a globe-trotting rockstar DJ primadonna, early-90s hawtin was ok.
 

Pearsall

Prodigal Son
@thirdform please don't rip me to shreds for saying this but I still have soft spot for some of the Ritchie Hawtin stuff, early plastikman singles and first few LPs are cool. I know someone who was on Plus-8 and would hang with him, he was just across the Detroit river in Windsor Ontario, used to live in an old firehouse converted into a studio/living space, bringing cold white Canadian acid precision to the Detroit vibe. some of his slow-building acid jams still work.

forget about how he later became a globe-trotting rockstar DJ primadonna, early-90s hawtin was ok.
Totally agreed, his early stuff was great. Particularly like the Circuit Breaker tracks personally.

 

thirdform

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@thirdform please don't rip me to shreds for saying this but I still have soft spot for some of the Ritchie Hawtin stuff, early plastikman singles and first few LPs are cool. I know someone who was on Plus-8 and would hang with him, he was just across the Detroit river in Windsor Ontario, used to live in an old firehouse converted into a studio/living space, bringing cold white Canadian acid precision to the Detroit vibe. some of his slow-building acid jams still work.

forget about how he later became a globe-trotting rockstar DJ primadonna, early-90s hawtin was ok.
nah i totally agree, circuit breaker overkill was even played on old hype tapes so it's imprinted into my head.
 
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mvuent

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don’t have much experience with richie hawtin but i’ll say this much: i’ve tried to listen all the way through that first warp artificial intelligence compilation on two different occasions, and both times i literally fell asleep while his track (“up - spiritual high”) was on. well not fully asleep--since the second time i snapped out of it when the next track started. but you get the idea.
 

Matthew

FKA Woebot
forget about how he later became a globe-trotting rockstar DJ primadonna, early-90s hawtin was ok.
second this. early plus 8 was amazing. two early richie hawtin classics ("approach and identify" - and "elements of tone" - with the latter wait for the bling-blong-bleep melody.)



kenny larkin "integration", psyance "motion" likeweise are classics. i interviewed him and jon in 1993 in edinburgh just before they went large. cool people. richie sat there in total silence and jon did all the talking.
 
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