"The music permeates everything."
That's a line from a new video collaboration between Resident Advisor and club culture company Bench. It's a tribute to Detroit's storied musical history and a meditation on the next generation of Detroit techno. We loved the peek inside New Center's Youthville, where city kids are learning the basics of electronic music making from some of the D's most talented DJs and producers.
Entertainment, someone says, can help turn things around. We say it already is.
Quite simply, Detroit is a city of extremes, and its music reflects that. Detroit's importance in the global electronic music scenes is often referred to in the past tense. With the recent emergence of Kyle Hall and other young Detroit producers, however, it's clear that a spark remains. When we visited, we found a number of artists with their eyes (and ears) firmly set towards the future.