Detroit Berlin Connection Article in DEQ Magazine Issue 14

It began with a Skype call in late 2013 between Detroit writer Walter Wasacz and Berlin entrepreneur Dimitri Hegemann. The interview was for a story in XLR8R magazine on the resurgence of Tresor, the label, club and globally recognized techno brand that was inspired by what came before it in Detroit.   But the conversation…

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Lafleur article in DEQ Magazine Issue 14

Lafleur : Article & photos by Pontchartrain   Lafleur, the driving force behind what has become one of Detroit’s most influential soulful underground venues, Motor City Wine, sits down to discuss three essentials of humanity- wine, music, and parties.   For the past 25 years, David Armin-Parcells, aka Lafleur, has been a resident of Detroit…

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Belmont Boys Interview in DEQ Magazine Issue 14

Belmont Boys article By Walter Wasacz. Photos by Zlatan Sadikovic Mark Sanford and Daniel Woodhead are the Belmont Boys, an electronic music production duo with Canadian roots now living in Detroit. These guys are out there working it, living the dream. Sanford works with Aaron Siegel at a Detroit distribution company and label FIT Sound;…

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Spot Lite Detroit_ Jesse Cory & Roula David interview in DEQ 14

  Written by Kevin Reynolds. Photos by Robert Guzman DEQ’s own Kevin Reynolds interviewed Jesse Cory and Roula David of Detroit’s Inner State Gallery and 1xRun.   KR: Tell me about the beginning, starting with the first gallery 323East.  Why make the move from the affluent suburbs to Detroit?   JC: I moved back to…

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Big Strick Interview in DEQ Magazine Issue 14

Big Strick Interview by Gehrik Mohr, Photos by Lance Bashi   Leonard Strickland aka Big Strick is a DJ, producer and founder of his label 7 Days Entertainment. His tracks are the essence of what the world looks to Detroit for: spine shaking, yet groovy tracks with that analog rawness.  He has also released several…

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Craig Huckaby Article in DEQ Magazine Issue 14

Craig Huckaby article and photos by Vince Patricola. additional art Blair French. ::: I frowned. In my eagerness to research free spirited percussionist, poet, collector and DJ Craig Huckaby I checked his discography on a popular music site online. It listed his name and described him as “Mike Huckaby’s brother.” Period.  That’s it.   Undoubtedly…

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Portage Garage Sounds Cover Story in DEQ Issue 14

Portage Garage Sounds by Vicki Siolos. Photos by Devin Williams   What comes to mind when you think of a record label? Artists, their music, vinyl, streaming, tours, press. There is usually a cohesive ethos that captures a certain mindset or mission. Portage Garage Sounds is all of these, but with roots so deeply planted…

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Eddie Logix Interview in DEQ Magazine Issue 13

Eddie Logix article. Written by Blair French, Photos by Brian Rozman The young and prolific producer/DJ Eddie Logix has been making waves both on his own as well as with his with his crews, #CoOwnaz and Mega Powers (with Pig Pen.) No style is off limits. No rules. Just solid tunes.   DEQ: Where did…

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Shady P aka Bobbi Purify DEQ Magazine Article Issue 13

Shady P. (aka Bobbi Purify) article: by Vince Patricola. Photos by David Shanaman   The How To Kill (Detroit) label emerged with a mixture of controversy and curiosity. Imagine in 2013, a bright, plain white record jacket with “How To Kill” boldly written across the top and “Detroit” written on the bottom hanging on the…

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