DEQ 17 Interview with John Briggs

John Briggs article by Vince Patricola, Photos by Kyi King (updated April 2022)   It was a happy ping. My computer is usually set to silent, but ding! A new track from John Briggs, aka Zoetic, arrived called “Tomography” in May 2018. The track sketch was the best I’ve heard from him in many years.…

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DEQ 17 Interview with Detroit Techno Militia 2X4

  DETROIT TECHNO MILITIA 2 By: Amy Hubbarth: Photos by Marie Staggat The distinguished black-and-white stenciled logo is a testament to the crew it represents: sharp lines, no-frills, and definitive design with staple colors that fit in anywhere and look good on anyone. In a time of stage antics and unoriginal gimmicks from today’s popular…

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DEQ 17 Interview with DJ, Producer, Chef Kaku Usui

Kaku Usui photos by Suzy Reynolds (images may appear a bit blurry here) updated April, 2022 ::: Back in 2004 a slick, mini club and restaurant called Oslo opened at 1456 Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit. It was delicious news. It was a thousand rays of sunshine for an overworked, underpaid creative class in this…

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DEQ 17 and 18 Issue Features/ Release Dates

Hope you all are safe and well. Congratulations to our featured artists for issues 17 and 18!! Artist features (* track on the LP): DEQ 17 Jon Dixon (cover story)*, John Briggs*, Peter Croce*, Viands*,The Bassment, Grey Area(Southwest art gallery), Kaku (Usui) Sushi and Poke, Detroit Techno Militia (DTM), Two Rooms(Joel Peterson of Trinosophes & Sam Hooker of Peoples Records) Record Label…

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DEQ interview with Ian Finkelstein (Issue 16)

In A Certain Place With Ian Finkelstein Written by Imani Mixon, Photo by Lance Bashi (May, 2019) By Imani Mixon When you think of the listening audience for piano, you might think of well-dressed couples seated in sold-out theatre, sprinkling polite claps and silent laughter between each song. Classic piano is supposed to be for…

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