Who is Derrick May?
Singles & EPs
DJ Marcello & Derrick May-Serenity 100% Pure (1995)
System 7/ Derrick May- Mysterious Traveller- Limited Sampler A-Wave (2002)
Nitzer Ebb vs. Derrick May NovaMute (2003)
System7* & Derrick May- I Travel Ep (4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Groovin’ High Records (2009)
Detroit 2001, Unreleased> 05 Days Off Live Mix (12″, Mixed) Not On Label (Derrick May)
In 87 (Acetate, 10″ W/Lbl) Not On Label (Derrick May)
Rhythem Is Rhythm/ Derrick May- Innovator Network Records, Transmat (1991)
Innovator Transmat, Transmat (1996)
System 7/Derrick May – Mysterious Traveller A-Wave (2002)
His Life in the 1990's
He had hoped to create a music group with his friends Atkins and Saunderson that would be called Interlex. This group would be a Kraftwerk styled techo group. This was supposed to be his big compact after he experienced a few personal life setbacks and after his fame in England started to die down in the late 80’s.
However his attempts and negotiations he made with ZTT Records eventually fail through as far as the group was concerned. So, declined offers to sign with other record labels and it is said that he quit producing music all together. Although he did assist with making music for Steve Village’s debut album called Hillage’s System 7
He continued to DJ around the world. And, his label Transmat was still extremely successful as it featured tracks from Juan Atkins’s Model 500, Stacy Pullen’s Silent Phase, and Carl Craig’s Psyche.
In 1995, he accepted an offer by Sony to use one of his tracks Rhythm Is Rhythm for their game Ghost in a Shell.