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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Quick Catch Up #6 w/DJ Allan Ester the Birthday Boy!!

Quick Catch Up #6 With DJ Allan Ester by Vince Patricola One of the greatest highlights of the electronic music year is upon us: DJ Allan Ester’s birthday bash on Saturday, January 25, 2019. For those who do not know Ester, he is one of legendary DJ Ken Collier’s A+ students for one thing. From…

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DEQ interview with Agent X Mike Clark (2016) Issue 7

  Behind the Scenes with Mike Clark, written by Diviniti, art by Blair French. :::: It’s funny how you think you know someone. You talk with them, party and laugh with them — and you think you know them. Sometimes, if you’re really lucky, you’ll discover that you don’t know a thing. Knowing what makes…

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DEQ Interview with Steven Reaume of thedetroitilove.com

Steven Reaume, by Vince Patricola. Photos by Robert Guzman:::DEQ9-2016/17 :::: How many of your heroes are musicians or had something to do with music? For me, it’s a majority. As I flipped through the channels on my journey from out east back to Detroit, I heard so many of them. From James Brown to the…

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DEQ Quick Catch Up #5 w/ Jon Francois (Peoples Records)

Come see/hear Jon Francois spin Weds Nov 20 at Two James Spirits in Corktown  7:30-11 ******** Jon Francois is one of the lucky folks who gets to work at Peoples Records.  You can regularly find him where the music is good and the lights are low. A dedicated believer in the magic of music, frequent…

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