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Detroit techno exhibition to be held in London

The ICA covers the Motor City sound

  • Dave Turner
  • 7 June 2016

An exhibition on Detroit techno is heading to London this summer.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts show will cover the genre from its origins in the 1970s to the early '90s, with Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May and Juan Atkins, aka The Belleville Three, featured heavily.

Going for almost two months from July 27 to September 25, 'Detroit: Techno City' also looks at the emergence of Carl Craig and Richie Hawtin, delves into the crossing of paths between European and US techno and covers the development of pioneering group Underground Resistance.

The ICA description reads: "A studied look at the evolution and subsequent dispersion of Detroit Techno music. This term, coined in the 1980s, reflects the musical and social influences that informed early experiments in merging the sounds of synth-pop and disco with funk to create this distinct music genre."

London-based station NTS Radio will also be involved, hosting shows by Detroit artists while the exhibition is running. Keep an eye out for the schedule.

Shortly before the exhibition begins, we have Detroit's own Robert Hood, aka Floorplan, headlining Mixmag Live at Village Underground.

Head to the ICA's website for more info on 'Detroit: Techno City'.

[Via: RA]

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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