Free Party Sunday: A Long Way from Detroit w/ Detroit Techno Militia

Written by  //  August 6, 2012  //  Event News, MTC News  //  Comments Off


From long running purveyors of quality Techno, the Melbourne Techno Collective, Stable Music and Out Of Focus presents a not so chilled Sunday afternoon at Section 8.

This will be a 100% vinyl experience. No exceptions.

With influences from the pioneers of electronica and over 16,000 kms from the home of modern techno, the motherland, Detroit, today we pay homage. This wont be a strictly “detroit techno label” day, but more an ‘influences’ experience.

Join us from 3pm -10pm, BBQ early and heaters will be on if need be. FREE ENTRY as always at Section 8, but we can add you to the guest list if you are retarded and dont understand the word FREE.

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[EDIT 11-08-2012]
Just Announced Detroit Techno Militia will be our special guest on the day.

Detroit Techno Militia is a record label and a street level DJ/Producer collective dedicated to preserving the legacy of true Detroit electronic music and its proliferation around the world. They take pride in contributing to a tradition that has deeply inspired electronic music aficionados the world over. Detroit Techno Militia soldiers work to maintain and preserve the significance of techno made in their native city, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

The collective started as a group of like-minded individuals who have similar inspirations and beliefs regarding to Detroit Techno; where it comes from, where it is, and where it is going in the future. There are currently two united factions of elite DJs, Producers, and Live Performers. The DTM Home Team is made up of performers currently residing in the Detroit Metropolitan Area: T.Linder, Darkcube, DJ Seoul, Neil V., DJ Psycho, and Annix. DTM Recon:313 is made up of Techno Militia members residing in locales across the globe: The Mercenary (Belgium), Doc (New York, NY), Loner.9 (Charlotte, NC), Maxx T (France), Dimitri Pike (Germany), and Shawn Rudiman (Pittsburgh, PA).

The Detroit Techno Militia also features ensemble acts with multiple DJs performing on multiple turntables at the same time. In the summer of 2007, the DTM 5×5 was formed. The DTM 5×5 was the first group in the Techno genre to feature five DJs (Darkcube, T.Linder, DJ Seoul, Neil V. and DJ Psycho) performing together on five analog turntables. On April 17th, 2010, Detroit Techno Militia accepted the Detroit Music Award for “Outstanding Electronic Music Group”. Their groundbreaking performance on the Made In Detroit Stage at the 2011 Movement: Detroit Electronic Music Festival stands out as one of the most memorable sets at the three day festival. International techno legend Claude Young remarked that witnessing the DTM 5×5 was the highlight of his entire weekend.

With a worldwide footprint in the world of underground electronic music, the members of the Detroit Techno Militia are no strangers to touring and life on the road. In 2008 a group of DTM techno soldiers embarked on a 3 week international tour, appropriately named the “RECON:313 European Tour”. In 2010, the Detroit Techno Militia launched the month-long “2010 Solidarity Tour” which culminated in a performance in front of thousands of party-goers at the Pact Festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands on Queen’s Day. In April of 2011, DTM followed up with the “2011 European Tour”. This six week long adventure featured 14 shows in seven different European countries, and included an eight hour DJ set by the DTM 2×4 (DJ Seoul and T.Linder performing on four turntables and two mixers) at the 20th Anniversary of the legendary German nightclub, Tresor:Berlin.

After years of incorporation, in early 2007 Detroit Techno Militia formally launched their record label in a partnership with Cratesavers Muzik. After three very successful 12″ vinyl EP releases, DTM001, DTM002, and DTM003, they amicably split with Cratesavers and took all of the responsibilities in-house. Their next two 12″ vinyl EPs, DTM004, and DTM005 were independently released and distributed. Many of these releases have been charted and played by some of the biggest international names in techno music. DTM’s music is regularly featured by legendary DJ, Dave Clarke on his radio show “White Noise” on the Dutch national radio station, 3VOOR12. Today, the Detroit Techno Militia continues to release music on their own vinyl label, their digital label: “DTM Digital”, and other internationally distributed record labels.

Angie Linder, the founder and label manager of the Detroit Techno Militia sums up the mission statement by saying, “Similar to the restoration of historic architecture; we are not tearing down and building anew. Rather using the existing structure as a basis for our own endeavors. Detroit has always had much to offer musically and it is our mission to make it known to the rest of the world for generations to come.”

“It’s a battle for the soul of the music”

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