Magic Black Box

Black Magic Box

In January of 1987, the two-story masonry structure located at 1515 Broadway Street in downtown Detroit was sold to Punch & Judy Productions. Coleman Young began his fourth term as mayor. The Detroit People Mover lurched into its counterclockwise errand. Earlier in the decade, Detroit reported a rapid decline in population and a first-time majority…

Andrea Kalajian

There is a distinctly Detroit esthetic that grows inside the creative culture in Detroit. There is also an academic aspect to it. When you grow up here, migrate here, you are surrounding yourself with decades of innovators, you have the opportunity to be lectured on the dance floor by the best DJs in the world,…

The Streamers

Over the past year many Detroit DJs and promoters have migrated from the dance floor to the computer screen embracing a new, and for a time, necessary outlet to perform and reach their fans. I’ve listed some of the streams I regularly tune into to get my dance on and chat with friends. Some have…

Tim Price

The perception of Detroit as the electronic music capital of the world focuses mainly on the DJs and producers. Rightfully so. They are our sonic spokespeople. Without them there would be no need for the structure that surrounds them. There is a group of promoters, artists, tech people, agents, etc. that form it. Tim Price…

Metamorphosis

Metamorphisis   When we started throwing parties in the early 90s (they were called raves then) inside random and forgotten buildings, authorities took a while to figure out what was going on and how to deal with it. When they finally did, and started to shut us down, we fell back and moved our events…