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Get Familiar: Niko Marks
We hear the story of Niko Marks, whose 44th studio album, 'Day of Knowing,' was released on February 10 on Carl Craig's Planet E Communications.

For an artist with well over 50 releases under his belt—including EPs and albums on Planet E, Delsin, Ornaments, EMI, Submerge, and U2X Productions, where the majority of his outings have landed—Detro…

Movement Detroit: The 10 Commandments
With the 10th anniversary of Movement Electronic Music Festival fast approaching, XLR8R provides a doctrine for visiting Detroit.

The Spirit of Detroit may be a statue that sits cross-legged just feet from Hart Plaza—the riverfront home of Movement Electronic Music Festival—but it’s also so much more than that. It’s …

Interview: Kerri Chandler
"I don't want people to just say ‘Kerri was great,’ I want everyone to say ‘That night was wonderful.’”

“Love, Respect and Admiration,” the words with which Kerri Chandler signs his social media posts, are as essential to his character as masterful rhythms, signature basslines and modified kick drums ar…

Get Familiar: Detroit's Chuck Daniels
“We come from a lot of hardship and suffering as a city, so we have to hustle harder than most."

Detroit hustles harder: A proud declaration of the city’s grit and unwavering spirit, it’s rare to go anywhere in the Motor City these days without seeing those three words emblazoned in block print a…

Vanguard: Jeff Mills
The techno master talks 'Exhibitionist 2,' the meaningfulness of music, and prepping the younger generation for the dawn of a new era.

“That was weird,” I mutter aloud midway through my phone call with techno mastermind Jeff Mills. We’ve just been disconnected. At least that’s what transpired on the Detroit-born techno pioneer’…

Charivari Detroit, Then and Now
As the Motor City gears up for Charivari's second summer festival, two who were there take a look back at the seminal shindig's early days.

It’s no coincidence that one of the first ever techno tracks shares a name—although not the spelling—with party brand Charivari Detroit. Event organizer and original Charivari Detroit brand promoter T…

Interview: Eddie Fowlkes
As Detroit's Movement festival approaches, one of techno's overlooked founders sets the record straight.

“Oh, you really trying to kick up some dirt,” Detroit’s Eddie Fowlkes says with a laugh. We’ve been talking for 20 minutes, and I’ve just inquired if it caused a rift between himself, Juan…


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