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A Documentary About The Origins Of Detroit Techno

DanceSignal, Written on Tuesday, November 13 2018

Documentary lovers and film freaks in our community may soon rejoice over an upcoming documentary. A film seven years in the making is on its way, expected for release in 2019. Jennifer Washington and Kristian Hill, known together as Washington Hill Pictures, are crowdfunding for it. If all goes well, techno fans will see God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines: The Story of Detroit Techno.

Starring Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Eddie Fowlkes, Blake Baxter, and Santonio Echols, it shows a hidden history. Specifically, it shows how African-American communities founded techno, and were betrayed by the music industry.