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August 24,1989 - Derrick May live at The Barn, Essex


Detroit techno DJ Derrick May behind the decks at the Barn in Rayne, Essex, UK

Sometime in the past, the future began. In 1987, a shrink-wrapped record titled, "Nude Photo" started appearing on the shelves of a few idiosyncratic dance shops throughout Europe. The techno uprising was underway. The music sounded other-worldly: sub-aquatic basslines raced with hi-hats constructed from welding sparks. It was like listening to the liquid electricity of one man's soul. A part of the original Detroit "Holy Trinity" with Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, Derrick took the Euro-electropop crystals of Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode and New Order beyond its own horizon, infusing it with house, experimental synthesizer work and just plain soul. Songs and albums like "Nude Photo", "Strings Of Life", "It Is What It Is", "Beginning", "A Relic" and "Icon" run deeper than genre molds can grasp. Referred to as the "Miles Davis of Techno", Mr. May has worked with some of the most experimental and creative musical artists in the world, such as ABC, Depeche Mode, Fine Young Cannibals and System 7




  1. Ron Trent - Altered States [Warehouse]
  2. Santos - Space The Box [Trax]
  3. DJ Mink - Hey Hey Can You Relate (Sunshine Dub) [Warp]
  4. Asmo - Music Please [Tek]
  5. Carlton - Do You Dream (Remix) [Three Stripe]
  6. Revelation - First Power [Atmosphere]
  7. Model 500 - Info World [Transmat]
  8. Rhythim is Rhythim - Strings Of Life [Transmat] + (hard cut)
  9. Earth People - Dance [Underworld]
  10. G.T.O - Pure [Go Bang]
  11. Rhythim Is Rhythim - it Is What It Is [Transmat]
  12. B.F.C. - Galaxy [Fragile]
  13. Rhythim Is Rhythim - Beyond The Dance [Transmat]
  14. Rhythim Is Rhythim - Drama [Transmat]
  15. Rhythim Is Rhythim - Salsa Life [Transmat]
  16. Liaisons Dangereuses - Peut Etre Pas [Roadrunner]
  17. Petra & Co - Just Let Go [Mouse Music]
  18. T.A.S. (The Altered State) - Make Some Noise
  19. Reese - Just Another Chance [Incognito]
  20. Master C & J - Face It [State Street]
  21. A Man Called Adam - Techno Powers [Acid Jazz]
  22. DNA - La Serenissima
  23. M.I.C - Oobe 1 [Slippy Gimbo]
  24. Fade To Black - Insynch [Fragile]


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