Techno! (The New Dance Sound Of Detroit) cover

Techno! (The New Dance Sound Of Detroit)


Originally intended to be called The House Sound of Detroit as a complimentary release to the previous year’s influential The House Sound of Chicago, this key compilation from 1988 was renamed at the last moment, helping to consolidate the idea of Detroit techno as a separate, self-contained genre. Gathering together twelve early Detroit techno tracks from artists including various combinations of the Belleville Three and Blake Baxter, Anthony Shakir and Eddie ‘Flashin’ Fowlkes, Techno!… demonstrates both the similarities and emerging differences between contemporaneous house from Chicago and techno from Detroit. A classic, and an influential collection. 

Harold Heath

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