One of the most profound statements on music I’ve ever heard or read was made by the saxophone player Charlie Parker, he said:
I was saddened to hear of the death of one of my favourite jazz pianists, Horace Silver.
A funny thing happened to me this week. I paid five dollars to enter a raffle a homeless man had set up outside the Detroit Electronic Music festival. Unusually for me, I won: it was a tatty copy of John Coltrane’s “Love Supreme”. I couldn’t think of a more perfect prize.
It’s been said before and it will be said again: Underground Resistance are the Public Enemy of Detroit Techno.
I’m off to perform, record and report at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (Movement) later this month. I can’t wait, everyone from Moodymann to Underground Resistance is performing.
I’ve just woken up to hear the sad new that DJ Rashad has died, aged 35. Born Rashad Harden, DJ Rashad was instrumental in bringing Chicago’s footwork style of dance music to a global audience.