In the early hours of the morning on November 10, 1938, anti-Semitic rioting raged across Nazi Germany, in a pogrom that saw more than 100 Jews killed and 267 synagogues destroyed by SA paramilitary, alongside thousands of Jewish businesses. The violent attacks, which would go on to become known as the Night Of Broken Glass, or Kristallnacht, saw Jewish homes, hospitals and schools burned and looted, as German authorities watched on. The events would eventually lead to the Holocaust, one of the largest genocides in the history of humanity.
“We see hate coming to a boil, and if we’re not careful it’s going to encompass all of us,” he continues. “In politics there’s so much division. For us, the music is that bridge to bring us together. So, we boldly play these tracks to plant seeds in people’s spirits. The music we’re doing is symbolic of tearing down walls. We’re agents of change. We’re about spreading love, the gospel and good news to a lost world.” Hood constantly refers to St.
“I knew the experience was invaluable and what I was learning was precious, watching the speed and the accuracy of how [Mad Mike Banks and Jeff Mills] worked, and how many hours they put into their studio time. They were making history, and that was my example. I wanted to be like that”
Michigan record store Technical Equipment Supply is releasing a very limited issue of unreleased Underground Resistance tracks including productions by Jeff Mills and Mad Mike Banks.
You know the score. You're on the dancefloor, the night's atmosphere has been duly cranked up a notch and the DJ is in top form. As the bass is about to come back in, a chorus of whistles seem to momentarily drown out the music. What might have first sounded like the DJ throwing down some vintage DJ Duke or Frankie Knuckles (or eh, DJ Alligator), is in fact the crowd; many of whom are preoccupied with whistling, either with their fingers or with plastic whistles hanging out of their mouths.
Underground Resistance affiliate Mark Flash has hit out at some fans who have accused "Mad" Mike Banks of selling out for joining forces with Carhartt for a new clothing line.
The collection was announced last week and drew criticism from some fans who declared that Banks had sold out.
That could be further from the truth according to Mark Flash who explained that Banks and the rest of the crew have been wearing the clothing brand since the '80s and therefore the collaboration is a natural fit.
U.S.-based clothing brand Carhartt has announced it's teamed up with techno collective Underground Resistance for an exclusive line of workwear.
The collection, which will be available from select stores from tomorrow, will feature a fur-lined winter parka, UR embossed hoodie, a beanie, a pocketed T-shirt and denim pants, all bearing the techno collective's iconic UR logo.
Funkadelic have influenced an endless stream of musicians, with Underground Resistance the latest act to show their appreaction for George Clinton’s pioneering funk band.
As part of a new remix compilation album, UR have remixed ‘Music For My Mother’ which has been described in the accompanying press release as sounding like “a hundred years of great American music”. The remix comes as part of a heavyweight release, ‘Funkadelic - Reworked by Detroiters’ that also features remixes from Moodymann, Marcellus Pittman, Andres, Anthony ’Shake’ Shakir and more.
Prominent members of Detroit's techno community — including Theo Parrish, Mike Banks, Omar-S and Underground Resistance's manager Cornelius Harris — met with Detroit's Mayor, Mike Duggan, to discuss how they could come together to safeguard the city's electronic music scene.
Mike Banks of Underground Resistance has posted on the Somewhere In Detroit Facebook page, detailing changes at Submerge Distribution, who are responsible the delivery of the techno outfit’s releases.
The message outlines difficulties that independent labels and distributers like Submerge – who also deal with the distribution of Red Planet – face in the continuing vinyl boom, before announcing that Submerge Distribution will be shifting to BandCamp for sales.
Debuting the latest incarnation of their ever-evolving live show at this year's Movement festival, Timeline is the next generation of talent from Underground Resistance – the Detroit techno collective whose fierce independent spirit and musical skill has carried on the hi-tech soul of the city's originators. With three new labels showcasing the depth of their versatile sound, we caught up with Timeline at UR's Submerge home to connect the dots...
Dimensions Festival returns to Fort Punta Christo in Pula, Croatia this summer for its third season — and it has just announced a top underground line-up.
Electronic producer Caribou, Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington's Darkside project, Mercury-nominated Jon Hopkins and legendary funk soul brother Roy Ayers are just a few of the principal acts who'll be playing at the event.