Our mission is to promote and preserve Detroit’s electronic music and it’s cultural influence by developing programs in education, the arts and community reinvestment.
Detroit is the birthplace of techno music. It is one of the most significant musical movements of the 20th century, integrating technology with sound to create a new musical form that serves as a template for much of the contemporary electronic music we hear today.

The history of Detroit Techno took place after dark, in urban lofts, in abandoned factories and warehouses, and void of any mainstream media or marketing. The music was a complete product of Detroit, from the production and mastering, to the actual record pressing. Overseas distributors were importing Detroit records in quantities the independent labels often could not keep up with, and all over the world Detroit’s sound served as a major pivot point in the evolution of contemporary music composition.

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