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the week in Dance w/ David Bruno (03/02/07)

DOWNLOAD: Derrick May – Strings of Life (MP3)

High Tech Soul

Derrick May is one of Techno’s earliest pioneers. He and his Detroit neighborhood friends Kevin Saunderson and Juan Atkins comprise the “The Belleville Three“, and have been largely credited with morphing the experimental late-disco sounds of the early 80s into the stark Techno (with a capital T) that gave birth to the hundreds of subgenres of dance music that exist today.

Derrick has been hard at work spreading the Techno gospel since the mid 1980s. His quest brings him and his Hi-Tek Soul party to a rare New York City stop at the Sullivan Room on Saturday night (March 3, 2007). The party and (Hi-Tek Soul brand) is aimed at showing the world that Techno is a music that has been wrongly stereotyped as soulless and cold.

“There’s a generation of people that are 21 to 26 years old that don’t have any idea what the real techno is all about.”

– Derrick May. “Strings of Life” is what Techno is all about:

The above clip is from the documentary “High Tech Soul” by Gary Bredow. It’s on DVD, and it’s screening from 7-9 at Sullivan Room before the not-coincidentally named Hi Tek Soul party later that night. A Q&A session will follow. Tickets for the whole night can be purchased at Want Tickets. (flyer at the top of this post)

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PARTY ALERT: I’m starting a twice monthly residency with Rezound + Workweek from War & Moon at Happy Ending. First and Third Wednesday evenings of the month. Moonwalk March 7th features Rezound + Workweek and ME, 2 for 1 drinks until midnight, some open bar business, and lots of futuresex lovesounds. Big guests lined up for upcoming editions.

This weekend’s events, and Derrick May tour dates, below….

Friday – 3/2
*Arveene at Home Sweet Home
*Tim Sweeney & Tim Goldsworthy (LCD/DFA) at the Guggenheim
*The LAST Dirty Down at Lit

Saturday – 3/3
Derrick May at Sullivan Room
Trouble & Bass at Boogaloo

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Derrick May – 2007 Tour Dates
Mar 2 – Foundation Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 3 – HI-TEK SOUL New York, New York
Apr 7 – TBC OSAKA
Apr 8 – TBC NAGISA
Apr 13 – AIR TOKYO
Apr 14 – TBC NAGOYA
Apr 20 – LOFT CLUB Barcelona
Apr 26 – UNIVERSITY OF CHAPEL HILL. LECTURE & AFTER PARTY North Carolina
Apr 28 – THALIA LOUNGE ROTTERDAM
Apr 29 – Absolute Marcanti AMSTERDAM
May 5 – Hi-Tek Soul @ Ocean Rooms Brighton
May 6 – SOULTREE Cambridge
May 10 – LIKWID CLUB BAHRIAN
May 11 – HI-TEK SOUL,@FLUID DUBAI
May 19 – HI-TEK-SOUL, MINISTRY OF SOUND LONDON
May 27 – TBC Detroit
Jul 7 – HI-TEK-SOUL SESSION MONEGROS DESERT

David

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