Techno Rebels : The Renegades of Electronic Funk

Techno Rebels : The Renegades of Electronic Funk
Author: Bill Brewster Dan Sicko
Rating: 4.12
Bestsellers Rate: 77320
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 176
Hours of reading: 2.9 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 24,94 €

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This is an updated, expanded history of techno music with special attention to its roots in Detroit. When it was originally published in 1999, Techno Rebels became the definitive text on a hard-to-define but vital genre of music. Author Dan Sicko demystified techno's characteristics, influences, and origins and argued that although techno enjoyed its most widespread popularity in Europe, its birthplace and most important incubator was Detroit. In this revised and updated edition, Sicko expands on Detroit's role in the birth of techno and takes readers on an insider's tour of techno's past, present, and future in an enjoyable account filled with firsthand anecdotes, interviews, and artist profiles. Techno Rebels begins by examining the underground 1980s party scene in Detroit, where DJs and producers like the Electrifying Mojo, Ken Collier, The Wizard, and Richard Davis were experimenting with music that was a world apart from anything happening in New York or Los Angeles. He details the early days of the 'Belleville Three' - Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson - who created the Detroit techno sound and became famous abroad as the sound spread to the UK and Europe. In this revised edition, Sicko delves deeper into the Detroit story, detailing the evolution of the artists and scene into the mid-1990s, and looks to nearby Ann Arbor to consider topics like the Electrifying Mojo's beginnings, the role of radio station WCBN, and the emergence of record label Ghostly International. Sicko concludes by investigating how Detroit techno functions today after the contrived electronica boom of the late 1990s, through the original artists, new sounds, and Detroit's annual electronic music festival. Ultimately, Sicko argues that techno is rooted in the 'collective dreaming' of the city of Detroit - as if its originators wanted to preserve what was great about the city - its machines and its deep soul roots. Techno Rebels gives a thorough picture of the music itself and the trailblazing musicians behind it and is a must-read for all fans of techno, popular music, and contemporary culture.

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Bill Brewster Biography

Bill Brewster is co-owner of dance label Forensic, a renowned DJ and a freelance writer. Frank Broughton is an author and freelance journalist whose work has appeared in NME and Rolling Stone and he was deputy editor of i-D Magazine. They are the authors of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, How To DJ (Properly): The Art And Science Of Playing Records and "Boy's Own", the Complete Fanzines 1986-92: Acid House Scrapes and Capers. ... Read full biography

Authors: Bill Brewster Dan Sicko
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Publisher: Wayne State University Press
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Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780814334386
ISBN10: 0814334385
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Edition: Revised
Edition Statement: 2nd Revised, Updated ed.
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Book Format: Paperback
Book Binding: None
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Pages: 176
Book Weight: 281.23
Book Dimensions: 167.64x227.08x10.67
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Publication date: April 30, 2010
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Publication City/Country: Detroit, MI, United States

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