The pulsating history of Detroit techno music.
|The Detroit techno sound has been one of the most influential in electronic music, pounding through dance floors across the globe and even shaping Adelaide’s own individual scene. This meticulous documentary traces the soulful origins of the genre’s initial assembly in the Motor City in the mid-eighties and issues a strong corrective to the whitewashed mainstream version of music history that glosses over iconic black producers such as Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Mike Huckaby. A must-see for connoisseurs of the futurist beats May describes as “George Clinton and Kraftwerk stuck in an elevator,” it’s also highly compelling and informative for the uninitiated.
“A history lesson and a corrective to the story” (Rolling Stone)
Following the screening, we will be holding a special afterparty event in partnership with Contort ADL! Your ticket to God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines will get you free entry to this exclusive event. It's set to be a celebration of Detroit techno… with a contorted twist.