Quick Catch Up 23: Luke Hess

At Ima (Corktown location) on Weds, August 28, DEQ is pleased to present guest DJ Luke Hess as part of our 2 DJs series! Luke Hess is a world-class techno producer and DJ who represents the D in all the right ways. Inspired the 90s rave scene along with years of proper mentoring, studying and elbow grease he…

Quick Catch Up 22: DJ Grant Jackson

At Ima (Corktown location) on Weds, July 14, DEQ is pleased to present DJs Grant Jackson along with Bob Claus  DJ REC as part of our 2 DJs series! This will be a two part interview, first interviewing Grant Jackson. Grant has been hosting events at the Magic Stick (Taco Tuesdays and Sunday brunches) and…

Quick Catch Up 21: Brad Hales (Peoples Records)

  Brad Hales, is so much more than the owner of Peoples Records (1464 Gratiot Ave in Eastern Market)… he is a musician, DJ, historian, educator, husband & recently a father! Peoples is such an important cultural staple and is a must visit and shop for music collectors. We are so pleased to have him…

Quick Catch Up #19: Filthy Americans

The Filthy Americans is the creation of Filthy Rockwell. BJ Smith of AUX88 and Filthy Rockwell met through a mutual business associate. BJ would eventually become Filthy’s manager, and later become Filthy’s partner in the brand “Filthy Americans”.  The concept behind Filthy Americans and their Northend storefront is about more than streetwear. “The Filthy Americans…

Quick Catch Up #18 Matt Abbott

Some of the best news coming out of a horrible year 2020 was that producer, DJ, promoter, visual artist, blogger, raw and creative mind Matt Abbott (aka Secrets, Gary Springs Hunting Club, Vacuum, Guys on Drugs to name a few) is making music again after a multi year hiatus. Abbott’s music is always thoughtful and…

Quick Catch Up #17 with Kevin Reynolds

Quick Catch Up #17 with Kevin Reynolds. Photos by Suzy Reynolds It’s always a pleasure to catch up with our good friend, live p.a. master (not a DJ), mentor, gear nerd, music guru, stage manager, elite storyteller, hard line Detroiter Kevin Reynolds.  It’s tough to be quick with him for sure as he’s always got…

DEQ 11 Interview: Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson Article: by Vince Patricola: Photos by Dan Haddad (from May, 2018)   Writing articles on people is rarely easy, especially if they are somewhat secretive and very studious.  I always thought my timing was bad while communicating with DJ/Producer Eric Johnson. More times than not (at various times of the day or night)…