Our friends over at Resident Advisor recently spent a week in Detroit to create this min-doc about the current state of the city’s techno scene. Included in the piece are interviews with Brendan Gillan (Ectomorph), Kyle Hall, Rick Wilhite, and URB’s own Joshua Glazer. Our favorite part is towards the end of the 20 minute clip, when the filmmakers visit Youthville to see Mike Huckaby teaching two kids, age 11 and 14, the intricacies of electronic music production.
If you’re wondering why we’re jocking this whole Dirtbombs-do-techno thing, it’s simple—I’m from Detroit and this shit is dope. Following the Ectomorph remix of The DBs cover of the Underground Resistance classic “Jaguar,” we now have the full remix EP for streaming or download from Scion. Omar S hands over a marching version of A Number of Names’ “Sharevari,” arguably the first techno record, while Kyle Hall turns Carl Craig‘s breakbeat classic “Bugs In The Bassbin” into a mutant shuffle that you’d have to be seriously corrupted to dance to.
Garage rockers The Dirtbombs have been getting a whole lot of attention lately for their upcoming album, Party Store, which finds the Detroit group pulling a 180 on a bunch of hometown techno classics—including “Sharevari,” “Cosmic Cars” and “Bugs in the Bassbin.” There’s also going to be an EP of remixes done by Detroit techno producers Kyle Hall, Omar S and Ectomorph—a full 360 degree circle if you will.