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international news _ 23th March, 2006

The End of Detroit Techno?

Text by Nick Lawrence (HigherFrequency)

The Detroit Electronic Music Festival only started in the year 2000 but has already changed name and hands multiple times including terms under the control of both Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. Last year, under the title of Fuse-In, however the festival ended up putting Mr. Saunderson a cool $250,000 thanks to the event being finalized just three weeks prior to it's commencement. So, needless to say, this year's free 3-day event is struggling to find a promoter despite the city's keen efforts to keep the homage to Techno running.

The Detroit Techno movement is said to have been started by Juan Atkins back in 1982 in the very outskirts of Detroit. Since then the city has become known as the place for techno fans all around the world so it would be sad to see this potentially great event fall by the wayside. While a promotion company for this year's celebrations is still to be officially announced there is said to be some interest from local techno veteran Jason Huvaere and his company Paxahau. If all goes well then expect to see them partying in the streets during May.

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