Big Strick Interview in DEQ Magazine Issue 14

Big Strick Interview by Gehrik Mohr, Photos by Lance Bashi   Leonard Strickland aka Big Strick is a DJ, producer and founder of his label 7 Days Entertainment. His tracks are the essence of what the world looks to Detroit for: spine shaking, yet groovy tracks with that analog rawness.  He has also released several…

Craig Huckaby Article in DEQ Magazine Issue 14

Craig Huckaby article and photos by Vince Patricola. additional art Blair French. ::: I frowned. In my eagerness to research free spirited percussionist, poet, collector and DJ Craig Huckaby I checked his discography on a popular music site online. It listed his name and described him as “Mike Huckaby’s brother.” Period.  That’s it.   Undoubtedly…

Portage Garage Sounds Cover Story in DEQ Issue 14

Portage Garage Sounds by Vicki Siolos. Photos by Devin Williams   What comes to mind when you think of a record label? Artists, their music, vinyl, streaming, tours, press. There is usually a cohesive ethos that captures a certain mindset or mission. Portage Garage Sounds is all of these, but with roots so deeply planted…

Eddie Logix Interview in DEQ Magazine Issue 13

Eddie Logix article. Written by Blair French, Photos by Brian Rozman The young and prolific producer/DJ Eddie Logix has been making waves both on his own as well as with his with his crews, #CoOwnaz and Mega Powers (with Pig Pen.) No style is off limits. No rules. Just solid tunes.   DEQ: Where did…

Shady P aka Bobbi Purify DEQ Magazine Article Issue 13

Shady P. (aka Bobbi Purify) article: by Vince Patricola. Photos by David Shanaman   The How To Kill (Detroit) label emerged with a mixture of controversy and curiosity. Imagine in 2013, a bright, plain white record jacket with “How To Kill” boldly written across the top and “Detroit” written on the bottom hanging on the…

Summer Oasis article in DEQ 13

Summer Oasis article written by Vince Patricola, Photos by Linda Kubit Are you planning a camping vacation this summer? If so, you need to consider visiting Idlewild, Michigan August 17-19th, 2018 for a tent music festival called Summer Oasis, that takes place on nearby Paradise Lake. It’s a yearly glamping (glamorous, luxurious camping) weekend experience…

Kraig Love aka MOODRING article in DEQ 13!!

Kraig “Love” Tertzag (MOODRING) Written by: L. Uehara, Photos by Michael David Sharbatz ::: Kraig Tertzag (aka Kraig Love) released his last Detroit techno project under his MOODRING moniker back in 1995 on Planet e. I sat down to interview him recently at his home in Portland, Oregon to discuss music, life, his first MOODRING…