Quick Catch Up 25: Crate Digga

DEQ Magazine caught up with Shinya Hirakawa aka Crate Digga ahead of our weekly Wednesday 2 DJs showcase at Ima in Corktown (he is our feature this Weds 9/1/21.) He is a staple supporter of the music scene between DJing and attending cool events all around the city. He is a constant in record stores…

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Quick Catch Up #24 Joe Vargas

DEQ caught up with Joe Vargas ahead of our 2 DJs Night @ Ima Corktown this Weds Aug 12 7-11pm.      Vargas has been involved in and around the Detroit music scene for over 20 years. First, attending Wayne State University for Music Education, then learning the craft of DJing by, in part, working…

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Quick Catch Up 23: Luke Hess

At Ima (Corktown location) on Weds, July 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…

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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…

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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…

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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)…

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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…

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