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)…

Quick Catch Up #16 with Blair French

Blair French, for those who don’t know is a jack of all trades and a master of them as well! He’s producing and editing videos, visual art (he is the designer of DEQ Magazine), DJing along with making and mastering tracks! His ravenous appetite for learning all these technologies fueled by passion helped him to…

Quick Catch Up #14 with Dru Potvin and Dezi Magby

DEQ: We here at DEQ are excited about this collaboration between you both! How & when did the idea come about? Dru & Dezi: Thanks, we are too. A few years ago Dezi and Moppy had invited me to do pop-up shop vending at the Monthly 7 INCHES IN HEAVEN event at Marble Bar. I…

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…