Drake Phifer Interview

Written by LaVell Williams. Photo by Linda Kubit   DEQ Interview: Drake Phifer Written by LaVell Williams. Photo by Linda Kubit   Drake Phifer is the proprietor of the storied and successful production company Urban Organic.  We recently sat down over brunch at Brooklyn Local in Corktown for a conversation about his history, the story…

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Click here for DEQ #8 layout

DEQ No.8 WEB (here is the link) DEQ 8. Get a physical copy with LP combined at a record store or web shop near you. Locally in Detroit: Detroit Threads, Peoples Records, Hello Records, Paramita Sound, Found Sounds, Detroit Mercantile and more to come. Juno, Pacific Beach and more on line… ::::::: Interviews with Archer Record Pressing,…

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Click here for DEQ Magazine #7 !

DEQ 7 May (Here is the link!!!:::::)Thanks for your interest in Detroit Electronic Quarterly! The DEQ 7 Test May link (above) contains all the great artwork & layout completed by Blair French (Fat Finger Cosmic)! Many thanks to our staff photographers, writers, and advertisers. This will be available in print May 27 during the Movement Festival. The vinyl…

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Taylor Hawkins

By Kevin Reynolds Kevin Reynolds: I can’t help but notice in your music a huge Drexciya influence. The rough arp lines, the John Carpenter sting like string lines. Simple question where did you grow up? Taylor Hawkins: I was born in rural Ohio where I lived until I was 11 or so before my family moved to…

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Jared Wilson

By Rob Theakston For those who don’t know, Jared Wilson has been a staple of the underground electronic music scene in form or fashion for the last two decades. Affectionately known as “Beard” by all who spent many hours arguing with him on the now-evaporated Detroit Luv message board, Wilson has been on a tear…

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Mike Himes

By Rob Theakston For anyone who’s ever worked at a Detroit record store, label, or needed to find the newest of new in vinyl in the area, the names Mike Himes and Record Time are one in the same. I took a few moments to check in on the former record storeowner, and his views…

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Blair French

Shortly after I moved back to Detroit this past January, I got a call from longtime friend, music producer and visual artist, Blair French, aka DIAL 81. “Big news, I just got a car!” Big indeed. Lack of public transportation in Detroit is hard on artists and residents, in the Motor City. If you don’t…

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