07.02.09 Derrick May
"Thursday at Vessel"
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Open Svedka Bar from 9.30PM - 10.30PM
About Derrick May:
one name crops up again and again in discussions of techno, it is that
of Derrick "Mayday" May. Alongside Atkins, Juan, Craig, Carl and
Saunderson, Kevin, May is regarded as one of the kings of the Detroit
sound. Inspired by Yello and Kraftwerk, he began to make electronic
music with Atkins and Saunderson while studying with them at Belleville
High, Detroit. Recording either as Mayday or Rhythim Is Rhythim
(occasionally in conjunction with Carl Craig) and generally on his own
Transmat Records label, he went on to carve out a new vein in dance
music that synthesized the advances of the electro movement with the
more challenging end of the House movement - a music that defined
"techno". Early cuts such as "Nude Photo" (co-written with Thomas
Barnett) and "The Dance", both on Transmat, were inspirational to many.
However, it was the release of "Strings Of Life" in 1987 (co-written
with Michael James) with its wide appeal to the house music fans of the
80s & 90s, simultaneously brought May his deserved acclaim and
Detroit techno to European club-goers.