Update: Dan Sicko passed away on Sunday at the age of 42. Dan will be remembered as an important person in the history of Detroit techno for being the person who brought Detroit’s techno history to the world. His early writing for URB, along with other magazines, shined a spotlight on the Detroit music community in it’s formative years. The 2010 update of his 1999 book, Techno Rebels, remains required reading for all fans of electronic music.
It’s not uncommon for the music community to reach out with support and donation when a musican falls ill. But what about the music journalist who dedicate their lives to promoting and exploring the music we love to help us learn the history and understand the power music has on our lives?
Detroit-based music journalist Dan Sicko has spent much of his life chronicling the Detroit techno scene. His 1999 book, Techno Rebels, remains the defining publication about Detroit’s dance music movement. Sadly, Dan is suffering from cancer and is currently in hospice care in the Detroit area. You can learn more about his condition here, and make a donation towards the cost of his treatment here.
We at URB send our prayers and best wishes to Dan and his family during this tragic time.