Hello Techno tribe! Want to learn more about the history of Techno and its Detroit origins? Friday, November 3rd, we invite you to join us for the viewing of the film “God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines” at the University of California San Diego.
The music documentary traces the rise of techno from its humble beginnings in the underground clubs of Detroit to its global domination today.
Tuesday, August 8th, join us for the 808 edition of “T is 4 Techno” at the FishTank bar in San Diego. Resident #Tis4Techno DJs Red Sonya & Alien Tom return with guests, Obsidian SD DJs Luna Michelle and Adrian Reyes, plus #whosplayingTwo.
Celebrate 808 Day at #Tis4Techno
This Tuesday, we are celebrating #808day in San Diego, California! The iconic Roland TR-808 Drum Machine has made it’s mark on our Techno culture for over 40 years, and we continue to dance to it’s rhythms today. The music we all love and dance to would not be the same or even exist without this Rhythm Composer.
As the hype around Chat GPT-4 grows, we thought it would be a good time to talk Techno. Alien Tom prompts GPT-4 with some surprising results. Please see the chat below. The responses were not edited. The questions were edited for spelling and capitalization. Is this a case of ‘objects in the mirror are closer than they appear?’ The images in the post below were all prompted in DALL-E.
AlienTom: For the TLDR, can you write a one or two sentence summary of our discussion?
GPT-4: …a discussion of the origins and popularity of techno music, its impact on culture and society, as well as challenges it has faced such as laws restricting its growth, and the positive developments that have emerged in recent years.
Drumcode are thrilled to announce the label has collaborated with Kevin Saunderson and his legendary E-Dancer project ‘Re:Generate’ to present a series of remixes from the iconic moniker. A project initiated by Adam Beyer and Saunderson that’s been taking shape over the last year, a selection of Drumcode’s finest, alongside a string of Detroit legends and some of the freshest names in techno will present a unique interpretation of the iconic E-Dancer album ‘Heavenly’, with a couple of special surprises along the way.
Re:Generate remix confirmations so far include Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Bart Skils, DJ Bone, DJ Minx, Layton Giordani, Len Faki, Rebūke, Robert Hood, rRoxymore, Special Request, Tygapaw and Wehbba.
This inspiring, generational music documentary explores the birth and rise of techno music through the eyes of one of its pioneers: acclaimed French DJ Laurent Garnier. Through never-before-seen archive images and footage of Laurent’s recent world tour, you will experience a remarkably intimate portrait of a passionate trailblazer who followed his passion against all odds and eventually helped make a musical, social and political revolution happen. It is also a celebration of the ineffable collective music experience, much missed in these times of self-isolation.
In 2020, Veteran ravers Artur Wojtczak, Radek Tereszczuk and Łukasz Krajewski published a book titled ’30 Years Of Polish Techno Scene’. This book is the first anthology documenting the history of the techno scene and of electronic music in Poland.