Those crazy kids over at Resident Advisor went and did the seemingly impossible, interviewing over 50 people to get the complete(ish) story of Detroit’s annual techno festival. They even talked to URB’s own Detroit native Joshua Glazer. From Carl Craig and Richie Hawtin to Paxahau and the Mayor of Detroit, it’s a serious read.
To explain the many twists and turns of the festival thus far, we turned to the people that were directly involved. Artists, promoters, city officials, journalists, more than 50 in all, presenting an oral history of Detroit’s electronic music festival. READ
Sources have confirmed that Ricardo Villalobos will be coming to the States for the first time since 2002 he visited Canada in 2008 for the Detroit Electronic Music Festival. Details are still forthcoming.
DEMF producers Paxahau actually have Villalobos’ final performance in the United States from 2002 in their web archive. You have to sign-up, but you’ll get pretty comprehensive history of Detroit techno events over the past decade.