About detroitio

Wojtek Kawalek: representing SF via Detroit via Poland. LikeTupac, he gets around.

Gigs, Music

Deep Crates

For those of you in the Bay Area, I’ll be playing alongside Joe Rice and Matt Holland tonight in SF, at UndergroundSF in the lower Haight. Come celebrate the new year with us, and expect to hear a ton of deep cuts spanning many genres!

Culture, General

Words of Support for the “Techno Rebel”

As some of the subscribers to the 313 mailing list may already know, Dan Sicko, the author of the book “Techno rebels”–the seminal work about the beginnings of techno/dance scene in Detroit during the late ’70s/early ’80’s, and the creative force behind the Moodmat blog–is very ill. ¬†Details regarding Dan Sicko’s current condition are on…

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Culture, Music

This Friday, in SF

For those of you in the San Francisco bay area that would like to hear some of the music we write about on this blog, I’ll be playing this Friday, May 1st, at Swig (561 Geary St. @ Taylor), alongside Dave Siska of Sonic Sunset fame.¬† Expect to hear Italo disco, Brit-tech (such as B12,…

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Culture, General, Music, Nonsense

techno as composition-the antidote to the “soul-less” charge

Aside from the question of aesthetics and personal preference, few casual listeners realize that techno, unlike its more straightforward verse-chorus-verse-structured musical peers, does not rely on a recording of a performance, but on a recording of sound directly from the sheets of musical notation, as MIDI data performs the function of sheet music, in the…

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General, Mixes, Music

dub in moscow

Moritz Von Oswald recently played a rare live show with Tikiman, a long time collaborator. Here’s two hours of dubbed out basic channelings, courtesy of sound+. Much thanks to Matt Cohen for use of the photo from R&S’ 2007 DEMF performance.

General, Music, Records

A case of the old (guard) making the new exciting again

Few long term EDM (electronic dance music) fans can claim not to be familiar with A Guy Called Gerald (AGCG)–and for good reason. He’s been making funky and genre-defining dance music since the mid- to late 1980s. Before making dance music history with this release, Gerald Simpson made abstract and futuristic acid house as the creative lead behind 808 State.