God Said Give Em Drum Machines

A history lesson and corrective to the origin story...a must see. ” Rolling Stone

The pulsating history of Detroit techno music as part of our special music doc festival, BEATS WORKING.

The Detroit techno sound has been one of the most influential in electronic music, pounding through dance floors across the globe.
This meticulous documentary traces the soulful origins of the genre’s initial assembly in the Motor City in the mid-eighties and issues a strong corrective to the whitewashed mainstream version of music history that glosses over iconic black producers such as Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Mike Huckaby. A must-see for connoisseurs of the futurist beats May describes as “George Clinton and Kraftwerk stuck in an elevator,” it’s also highly compelling and informative for the uninitiated.


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