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Thu Oct 20, 8:40 PM
Director: Kristian R. Hill
2022
United States
90 minutes
All Ages

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 Friday 28 October 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.
Austral Hotel Band Room, Rundle St Adelaide.
Friday 28 October, 8pm to 2am

Film Type Documentary
Program Strand Music on Films
Language English
Director Kristian R. Hill
Producer Kristian R. Hill, Jennifer Washington, Delmar Washington, David Grandison Jr.
Writer Kristian R. Hill, Jennifer Washington, Tim Roddy, Thomas Quarterman
Cinematographer Kristian R. Hill, Moses Mitchell
Editor Charles Little, Kristian R. Hill, Kristian R. Hill, Charles Little
Genre History, Music