July 2nd, 2010

welcome to the phuture: techno (1988)

a great old article dug up from the people at djhistory.com about the belleville three and detroit techno.   just an embarrassing side note.   i remember running into derrick may at a mall in detroit.  i was back home in windsor visiting my parents during my first year of college.   he was trying on suit jackets and I was looking for track pants.  i think at the time i was trying to play it cool, but in hindsight was just a wide eyed fan seeing a larger than life star.   i asked him if there was any advice he could give a new dj and he said, “never touch the records (in the mix)”.   meaning only use the pitch control.  it was great advice from a wise man and one of the greatest dj’s of all time.   thanks for that derrick and thanks for not laughing off an over eager young kid.


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  1. He’s wrong! Twist twist twist!

    Comment by Ben — July 7, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

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