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…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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