DEQ 18: Percussionist Daryl Stewart Interview

Writing and photos by Vince Patricola (grainy photo of Daryl Stewart digging the sounds of DJ Craig Huckaby) This is a story of life.   Daryl Stewart is a percussionist, an entertainer, an embodiment of Detroit funk, a dreamer, a promoter, a fighter, a Bohemian, an uncontainable spirit. The rhythm of drums run so coarsely…

Quick Catch Up #12 with Brian Bonds of Strand

by Vince Patricola. What a treat to catch up with Brian Bonds, a truly talented veteran of the electronic music scene. He is a member of the group Strand and the trio is putting out techno heat. Pay attention. Photos Brian Bonds, “Kech” Harrington, Brian Boyer of Strand DEQ: Congrats on the new EP! Would…

Quick Catch Up #11 With DJ Norm Talley

Quick Catch Up #11: Norm Talley, photos by Marie Staggat   I caught up with Detroit staple producer, remixer DJ Norm Talley, of all places, the (Corktown) Post Office a few weeks back. When you say Detroit, Norm’s name so often comes to the forefront with those trippy, pummeling, journey laced DJ sets and tracks…

DEQ 18: Interview with DJ Moppy

DJ Moppy’s Journey to Detroit: Written by Donna Gardner and Photos by Lizz Wilkinson For decades Detroit has beckoned to the musically inclined and Christopher Thomopoulos aka Moppy was one of the individuals that heard its call. Like most music creatives, his journey is constantly evolving across genres. Moppy creates music he calls organic. He also maintains…

DEQ 18 Article: Apollo Brown

  Apollo Brown article written by Bet Lemos: Photo by Jeremy Deputat.   Apollo Brown is a Detroit based producer who has been a part of the Detroit hip hop scene since 2007. He has 22 albums to his credit and has worked with artists like Ghostface Killah (of Wu Tang Clan), Detroit’s own Guilty…

DEQ 18 Article: Sundiata OM

Sundiata O.M.:The Life Story of an Unsung Detroit Legend, Percussionist, Cultural leader, Community builder  Written by Catherine Diggs, photos by Alexandre da Veiga   “I’m from Detroit. I’m from the bowels of the vortex. You can put the skyline of Detroit and put it in two blocks of New York City. You can put the skyline…