Author: Dan Sicko Dan Sicko Since , the compositions of techno visionary Juan Atkins have sent shock waves through contemporary music. On the heels of the German group Kraftwerk, he and partner Rick Davis formed Cybotron, fusing austere European techno-pop with street-level funk. In , Atkins formed Metroplex Records, not knowing that his unique brand of techno would soon inspire the anthems and soundtracks of the digital age — the latest world music. Wired spoke with Atkins about his early inspirations and how they may bring about musical metamorphosis on a wider scale. Is it essentially a combination of technology and funk?

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Not so much good writing. Alexandra Liptsey-Rahe rated it really liked it Sep 14, Write a customer review. Open Preview See a Problem? See all 23 reviews. But some history I wanted: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Return to Book Page. Please try again later. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. To be fair, the second half of the book is scattered, attempting to quickly cover the all of dzn rest of Electronic Dance Music in about pages.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. No matter how familiar the reader is with the Detroit and beyond Techno scene, I would suspect he or she will discover at least some new insights herein.

The truth is that no one really discusses this era because it was the last time Detroit felt any real hope, and we hold it very close to our hearts.

I still give the book five stars because the first half is an outstanding and realized history of Detroit Techno. This book is a well-reported and forcefully argued case for the primacy of Detroit techno in the world of electronic music. Techno Rebels gives a thorough picture of the music itself and the trailblazing musicians behind it and is a must-read for all fans of techno, popular music, and contemporary culture.

Pretty much disregarded the latter chapters — those seemed more fanzine than history. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I just wish it was a little bit more detailed. When it was originally published sicjoTechno Rebels became the definitive text on a hard-to-define but vital genre of music. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Excellent background for techno heads and extremely well written.

These two books complement each other extremely well. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Either way, I give the book 2 stars, mostly because it is so dated. Amazing recap of the history of Detroit Techno music. Tecjno Thousands of Digital Comics. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Sixko.

An excellent and comprehensive history lesson for anyone into the electronic music genre that wants to know the beginnings. This book serves more as biographical information about the pioneers of Detroit techno, and less about the context in which it thrived. Double and the Kemet Crew would have been more than welcome additions to the narrative.

Set up a giveaway. The History of the Disc Jockey. I feel the author does kind of overemphasize the importance of developments in Detroit throughout the book, but he does at least somewhat cover techno developments elsewhere in the world. TOP 10 Related.



Vudolkis Please try again later. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Alexandra Liptsey-Rahe rated it really liked it Sep 14, Most of this info you already know. Trivia About Techno Rebels: Even better than the version. Fairly basic account of the origins of techno. Its focus on historical context is its strength. Sicko also gave lectures on the techno music scene and served as creative director for the Detroit office of Organic, Inc.


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O cartulie cinstita, perspectiva istorica, cam enciclopedica si boring pe alocuri, orientata exclusiv pe muzica si mai putin pe restu culturii, ceea ce e meah. Jul 14, Alain Patrick rated it it was amazing Incredibly wide perspective of what Techno is about, as well as its history. Masterly written. This is the context from which Juan Atkins emerged with his early forays into electronic music that would ultimately culminate in his Metroplex label and the first very techno records. Even as he moves across the Atlantic to cover State and A Guy Called Gerald, along with the next generation of Detroit producers, including the likes of Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin and Underground Resistance, he manages to retain focus.

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