History Behind Techno

In the early eighties a trio of pioneers in Detroit began merging the sounds of synthpop and Italo-disco with funk.They listened to an influential radio DJ, The Electrifying Mojo, who played European imports alongside Prince and the B-52’s. In 1981 Atkins and Richard Davies, aka 3070, started releasing records as Cybotron. Techno was born.Around the […]

House

People now generally think of house as an electronic offspring of disco although it was originally an abbreviation for the Warehouse which was an influential dance warehouse in Chicago where DJ Frankie Knuckles played in 1977. Another definition of house was more focused on its production quality because unlike disco it was predominately music made […]

What difference does it make?

In the past class, we thought about the importance of music today versus past melodic kinds that aided impacted the present music, for example, jazz, blues, common and the sky is the limit from there. The melody we investigated was Gucci Gang. As I would see it, music is indispensable in the African Diaspora by […]

Words of Wisdom

After watching the different videos of the musical performances in class, I started to reflect on my life as an African American woman in today’s society and I realized that we are still living in a racial society where racism is intertwined in our everyday lifestyles; from the music that we listen too to the […]