Detroit Techno & Old School Electro Hip-Hop

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I am listening to some old school beats, trying to get into a mood to use my drum machine sounds on something.

It isn’t something that I just jump into.

I have to be in the right mood for drum machines, I guess.

Without a reliable drummer, this is the best that I can do, I suppose.

Growing up in Detroit, during the birth of Hip Hop and Techno, it should be no surprise that this had an influence on me.

As kids, many of us would tape The Electrifying Mojo off of the radio at home and then breakdance to it during recess.

Breakdancing!

Remember that?

Daft Punk and Fatboy Slim are the closest things to it that I listen to nowadays.

I just don’t hear much happening in that genre that interests me much, lately.

Thirty years ago, it was much, much, different.

I still like all of that stuff and the groups that inspired it (Kraftwerk, Parliament-Funkadelic, etc.), although by and large I am pretty much a punk rocker at heart.

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One thought on “Detroit Techno & Old School Electro Hip-Hop

  1. I grew up in Buffalo and totally related to this stuff also (I thank WBNY outta Buff State) this stuff is timeless as well with so many fly by night genres/movements/artists/djs etc. that have come and gone over the decades. Give me Juan Atkins, Dereck May, Egyptian Lover any day!

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