Detroit innovator Derrick May talked about the early years with Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May, the lessons learnt as a techno pioneer and what it takes to be a real musician in his RBMA Melbourne 2006 Lecture. #detroit #techno #RBMA
7:00 - The Belleville Three
10:54 - The Electrifying Mojo
22:00 - “Never blow your own horn”
44:25 - “Strings Of Life” and mixing
58:26 - Early production gear
1:01:20 - The Sound of Detroit compilation
01:06:46 - Early house music and Ron Hardy
Derrick May is a true living legend. As one third of the Belleville Three, along with his schoolfriends Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, he helped create what became Detroit techno – a movement that continues to influence the world three decades after its inception. Inspired by the radio broadcasts of the Electrifying Mojo and the DJing styles of early Chicago house pioneers, May synthesized high tech soul across a string of now classic records. Since then, this eloquent and opioniated Detroiter has become a DJ institution and passionate advocate for maintaining a youthful energy and outlook.
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