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Celebrating Black History: Detroit techno icons

The birth of a genre inspired by one city's culture

  • Sydney Megan Jow
  • 7 February 2017
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The elusive Moodymann is a master of funk, house and techno prowess and played an integral role in spreading the Detroit sound throughout Europe, producing classics like 'Why Do U Feel'. Keen to keep his persona away from the public eye, interviews are extremely rare, but his personality comes through in politically-charged tracks such as 'Sloppy Cosmic' and his playful onstage persona which commonly sees him MCing his own sets and pouring out drinks for the front row.

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