Today we come to one of these great collections, this time with the new compilation We love Detroit, with the help of two bosses theme as Derrick May and Jimmy Edgar.
May and Edgar represent two very different generations of Detroit electronic music. May became a key part of the movement’s first wave in the ’80s, helping to forge its steely sound both on his own and with Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson (the other two members of the so-called Belleville Three). Edgar didn’t show up until nearly 20 years later, and when he did he broke with the tradition sounds of his predecessors, going instead for something more flamboyant and pop-influenced.
We Love Detroit shows where both artists are at now. May combines techno classics from John Beltran and Carl Craig with newer cuts from the likes of KiNK and Petar Dundov, while also nodding to new school Detroit producers like Kai Alce and Andres. Edgar‘s half is more contemporary, highlighting artists like fellow Hotflush artist Lando Kal and 100% Silk’s Magic Tour. He pays homage to his hometown as well, with tracks from Magda, Kyle Hall and Kris Wadsworth.
We highlight a couple of items chosen for each one for compilation.
Derrick May: Petar Dundov – Distant Shores
Jimmy Edgar – Let Yrself Be
Detroit is the undisputed father of techno. Stark and powerful, the iconic sound that gave hope to an otherwise lost city spawned a global movement in music. And the fate of this new compilation is become a key to understanding this story, his music, his city and its protagonists.
We love Detroit will be released on December 3 at We Love Music.
CD1 Derrick May
- John Beltran – Synaptic Transmission
- Yotam Avni – Pentimento
- Petar Dundov – Distant Shores
- KiNK – Hand Made (Dub mix)
- Kai Alce – Power Thru Pt 3 (Mush’s Sax Dub)
- Deep’A & Biri – Hova
- Carl Craig – Sandstorms
- Federico Grazzini – Nova
- Benny Rodrigues – It’s A Spiritual Thing
- Andres – New For U
CD2 Jimmy Edgar
- Jimmy Edgar – Let Yrself Be
- Lando Kai – Clockin’
- Jimmy Edgar – Semierotic
- Magda – Late Night Woodward
- Kyle Hall & Kero- Zug Island
- Coyote Clean Up – Mount Babe Bricks
- Noel Jackson – That You Love Me
- Darling Farah – Body
- Magic Touch feat. N Dawson – Niks Groove
- Kris Wadsworth – Connection
- Axiom Crux – When Summer Doesn’t Come