Tuesday, April 01, 2008


It is the 20th anniversary this year of Techno: The New Dance Sound of Detroit (Virgin 10 Records). In the liner notes to the album, the writer, Stuart Cosgrove, starts by saying, "Think of Detroit and you automatically think of Motown. But be careful not to think too loud because the new grandmasters of Detroit techno hate history." Cosgrove goes on to argue that techno was anti-Motown, a pure break with the past musical and cultural history of Detroit. Looking back on it, do you think that was true?
How can you know where you're going if you don't know where you've been? Techno is supposed to be future music but you can't forget your musical roots, your history. If you do, you'll end up lost, with no sense of direction. Berry Gordy first made it possible for young black men to own and operate a successful record label–a label that created timeless music. You can't forget the innovations that Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and the Motown engineers made in recording. Without James Brown and others, I truly believe there wouldn't be techno. We shouldn't dwell on the past but we should never forget because it makes you appreciate who you are today.

Robert Hood-Who Taught You Math (edit)

Tο ‘Fabric 39’ του Robert Hood είναι η πιο πρόσφατη κυκλοφορία του label του ομώνυμου club.


Blogger silent stelios said...

Και τωρα τι θα λεμε; Alabama techno?
Εχει και μαϊσπεις

1/4/08 09:26  
Blogger schottkey said...

That’s a fast response kiddo.
Πώς σου φαίνεται το 'Ματσατσούσετς τέκνο';

Το έχω τσεκάρει το διάστημάτου.
Μην τον ψάξεις παρακάτω όμως:
No Fountains today, watch the rats

1/4/08 09:35  
Blogger silent stelios said...

Χα!...αλλα ουτε εδω.
Ενα τρανς φεστιβαλ στην αγγλια - το antiworld - τον εκλεισε περυσι και εβαλε το bio του συγγραφεα κατω απο τη φωτογραφια του...divs : )

1/4/08 11:54  
Blogger schottkey said...

Trance; Μήπως είχε παίξει και στη Σαμοθράκη παλιά;

Θες να μου πεις πως ο Robert δεν είναι αυτός;

1/4/08 12:06  

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