TechnoRoll 3.2: Detroit Techno or, George Clinton and Kraftwerk Stuck in an Elevator With a Sequencer
A discussion of Michaelangelo Matos' "The Underground is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America." Hosts Nate Wilcox & Ryan Harkness mull Matos' telling of the emergence of the first wave of Detroit Techno, led by the Belleville Three: Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. As May said, "The music is just like Detroit, a complete mistake. It's like George Clinton and Kraftwerk are stuck in an elevator with only a sequencer to keep them company."
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