City Slang: DEMF 2014 canceled

April 17, 2014
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City Slang: DEMF 2014 canceled

The Detroit Electronic Music Festival, which was supposed to be making a triumphant return this year, has been canceled. A statement on the website says that the festival will be back in 2015. Back in November, Ford Field hosted an announcement party for DEMF, where it was revealed that a new DEMF festival would...
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City Slang: There’s a new DEMF in town

November 20, 2013
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City Slang: There’s a new DEMF in town

Carol Marvin, an organizer of the original Detroit Electronic Music Festival, held a press conference at Ford Field on Wednesday morning to announce that there will be a new DEMF festival at Campus Martius Park in Detroit over the July 4th weekend. The event will be free, as was the original DEMF. As far...
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Depeche Mode just can’t get enough of Detroit

August 23, 2013
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Depeche Mode just can’t get enough of Detroit

In 1989, Depeche Mode came to Detroit to hang out with Derrick May and Juan Atkins, having heard that the duo had been mixing the band’s songs into their sets at clubs like the Music Institute. David Gahan, Martin Gore and the boys tentatively ventured over from Essex, on the outskirts of London, no...
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Wax Poetics Back Issues Featuring J Dilla + Detroit Techno Stars

November 16, 2011
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Wax Poetics Back Issues Featuring J Dilla + Detroit Techno Stars

For readers of this blog who recognize the value in having certain collector’s items, the folks at Wax Poetics magazine sent out a tweet yesterday with a link that was definitely worth clicking. They apparently found a box of original, mint conditioned old issues with the king of hip-hop production himself, James “J Dilla”...
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Juan Atkins resurrects Model 500, Dirtbombs go techno

July 9, 2010
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Juan Atkins resurrects Model 500, Dirtbombs go techno

Killer news via Fact, Juan Atkins is to release a three-track Model 500 EP via R & S Records in September.  You’ll recall that it has been 11 years since we last heard from the old M5.  The new songs can be heard in part at the R & S myspace page and includes...
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