A Roland TR-909. Its gravitas surged through the cardboard box that carried it. In the days before YouTube celebrities whet the consumer whistle with unboxing videos, young Detroit musician Juan Atkins pulled out a folding knife and carefully sliced open the seam of the box to an audience of one. If the history of techno […]

Motown – Hits on Down the Line. In 1919, the port city of Detroit had just under a million people over an area of about 143 square miles. It’s river, streets, parks and architectural grandeur, including the Masonic Temple, Central Train Depot, Guardian and Fisher Buildings, caused some to call it “the Paris of the […]

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