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Music Institute – The Prototype Club For The Detroit Techno SceneThe club that was an incubator for the Detroit Techno sound
The Music Institute was Detroit’s answer to such legendary house and garage clubs as New York’s Paradise Garage and Chicago’s Powerplant.
1315 Broadway Detroit, Michigan
Archer Record Pressing, is one of 12 record pressing plants left in the US. It is the plant where most of the classic Detroit Techno vinyl records were pressed.
7401 East Davison Street Detroit, MI 48212-1912
Hip hop is a form of musical expression and artistic culture that originated in African-American and Latino communities during the 1970s in New York City, specifically the Bronx. DJ Afrika Bambaataa outlined the four pillars of hip hop culture: MCing, DJing, breaking and graffiti writing. Other elements include beatboxing. Since its emergence from the South Bronx, hip hop culture has spread around the world. Hip hop music first emerged with disc jockeys creating rhythmic beats by looping breaks (small portions of songs emphasizing a percussive pattern) on two turntables, more commonly referred to as sampling. This was later accompanied by “rap”, a rhythmic style of chanting or poetry presented in 16 bar measures or time frames, and beatboxing, a vocal technique mainly used to imitate percussive elements of the music and various technical effects of hip-hop DJ’s. An original form of dancing and particular styles of dress arose among fans of this new music. These elements experienced considerable refinement and development over the course of the history of the culture. Hip hop originated, by most accounts, in the late 60s with Clive Campbell, also known as DJ Kool Herc. In fact, Herc is the person that brought the first hip-hop music to the Bronx […]
1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, New York
Founded in 1987 by Kevin Saunderson, KMS Records is one of the most important Techno labels created in Detroit before 1990.
2211 Riopelle, Detroit Michigan
Metroplex, the brainchild of the Godfather of Techno, Juan Atkins was founded in 1985 and Transmat, founded by Derrick May in 1986, on an intersection they called Techno Boulevard.
1492 Riopelle Street, Detroit Michigan
The Graystone became Detroit’s “cradle of jazz,” and many greats including Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Guy Lombardo took the stage here and became nationally renowned while playing at the Graystone
4237 WOODWARD AVE. DETROIT, michigan
Bookies was ground zero for the Detroit New Wave scene and home for Detroit’s punk rock scene
870 W. McNichols Rd. Detroit, Michigan
Open since 1926 Bohemian Caverns is a jazz venue that is A key historic landmark in the “U Street Corridor” in DC. It is considered one of the nations oldest, jazz clubs in the world.
2001 Eleventh Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001
John Lee Hooker played his first gig at Apex bar back in 1943.
7649 Oakland St. Detroit, Michigan
Rudy Van Gelder’s Studio is a location where practically every major jazz musician of the 1950s and 1960s was recorded. Rudy Van Gelder was considered the greatest recording engineer of all time.
445 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
The Watts Club Mozambique was established in 1969 by Detroiter Cornelius Watts to showcase local talent.
8406 Fenkell St Detroit, Michigan 48238
July 12, 1979 when radio personality Steve Dahl staged a Disco Demolition Night at the Old Comiskey Park in Chicago
324 West 35th Street Chicago, Illinois