A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to pay funeral costs for late Detroit DJ and producer, Mike Huckaby.
The legendary deep house artist died on 24th April from complications with COVID-19 following a stroke. Adriel Thornton, a longtime Detroit promoter and friend of Huckaby’s, has launched the fundraiser earlier this week on behalf of Huckaby’s brother, Craig. All donations will go to Huckaby’s family to assist with funeral expenses.
Detroit producer and DJ, Mike Huckaby has died.
Movement Detroit has been postponed until September due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Scheduled to take place at Hart Plaza base over Memorial Day weekend, from May 23rd until May 25th, Movement shared that they have made the decision to postpone the event until September.
In a statement on Twitter, Movement wrote: "Ok, here we go... Due to the developing COVID-19 restrictions and our ongoing communications with State and City officials, it is with a great sense of responsibility that we have rescheduled Movement 2020.
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for techno legend Mike Huckaby.
The fundraiser was created by fellow Detroit DJ and producer Delano Smith after Huckaby had what's been described as a "medical setback".
Smith said, "As artists, we do not have the luxury of job funded health care and sometimes need a bit of help, as costs can be extreme. Especially when the unexpected occurs. So please, give what you can and let’s help our brother in his time of need. And say a prayer for our brother Michael Huckaby."
Gentrified Underground have released a 12-track compilation, 'Bubble Chamber', and a 56-page book celebrating the work of Drexciya.
The tracks on 'Bubble Chamber' were all released between 1982 and 2019, and aim to show the reach and influence of Detroit duo Drexciya, comprised of James Stinson and Gerald Donald.
An extension to the Bubble Chamber exhibition, tracks on the compilation come courtesy of Xor Gate, Kuldaboli, and Plant43, and the booklet features work from Abdul Qadim Haqq, Charlie Mills, chukwumaa, and Dominiqueh White.
Omar-S has announced a new album, ‘YOU WANT’, which is set to drop on 7th February with a release party at Marble Bar, in the FXHE Records boss' hometown of Detroit.
Carried by his own aforementioned label, the record comprises 13 tracks, and features appearances from a host of heads based in Michigan's Motor City, such as Ian Finkelstein, John FM, and L'Renee, the latter having previously appeared on Omar-S' 'S.E.X.'
Detroit drum & bass DJ/producer Mark David Fisher has died, aged 50.
The influential musician, who helped establish Detroit Electronic Music Festival, passed away on the 2nd January from a brain haemorrhage.
Also known to fans as MD!, Dluv and Nefarious, Fisher founded Detroit Luv - an online message board for Detroit's electronic community, created prior to the introduction of social media.
Detroit Techno Militia, a collective from the city, shared a post describing Fisher as a "connector" who will be "sorely missed".
Jeff Mills has announced that a reissue of his classic 1997 cut, ‘The Bells’ will be released on vinyl, dropping via his own Axis Records on Friday 6th December.
The three track EP forms the sixth chapter in the techno legend's series, 'The Director's Cut', and features the original track, 'Blue Potential', which was first performed during a landmark collaboration with the Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra, now seeing its first ever vinyl release, and a brand new interpretation, The Homosapien Sapiens Version.
Details of next year's Detroit edition of Moodymann's Soul Skate party have been revealed.
The bi-annual skating event will return to Moodymann's hometown over Memorial Day weekend next year, taking place over the course of five days. The lineups and venues for 2020's edition of Soul Skate are yet to be announced.
Moodymann launched Soul Skate in Detroit in 2007 creating a place for skate dancers around the US and beyond to meet up and cut around the roller rink to music soundtracked by a number of DJs, sometimes including himself.