For years now, we have known this Ann Arbor-based hip-hop emcee as Buff1, but after taking some time off to contemplate his life, he's returned with a new album Victim Of A Modern Age donning his real name.
This is the first time since he's been an active musician and artist that he's been single. The constraints that being a musician has on a relationship finally came into play in his life and he felt that it's best to focus on what's good for the future.
"I think the vast amount of outlets for artists now without having to grovel at the feet of the industry like it's the great Oz has its pluses and negatives. On one hand, it waters down the music with an overabundance of rappers that never had to go through the show and prove eras."
Only Dorkwave, who's Les Infants Terribles parties became the place for fun and sleaze in Detroit for so many years, would do something as weird as celebrate their 9 ½ year anniversary, but why that number.
The people of the Metro Detroit area may not know what exactly the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival is about at all, but why should they? It comes from Australia! Okay. That might get people's interest now.
The young upstart blends a futuristic electronic sounds reminiscent of dubstep/bass music but shakes it up with a heavy dose of classical funk, soul, and jazz. His sound, which he would describe as "electro-soul" if a genre needs attached to it.
After taking a bit of a break from making music, the Detroit electropunk duo of Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus known as ADULT. are back with a new album The Way Things Fall, this time on the highly acclaimed Ghostly International record label.
In a time when Detroit is going through some major problems and those issues seem to get bigger and sadder, a festival like Orion is a great addition for our city's culture and an awesome use of Belle Isle.
On Monday, October 15th, Flying Lotus makes his return to Detroit in celebration of the release of his new album Until The Quiet Comes. Expect heavy bass, great visuals, songs you've heard before and tracks you may never here again.
Both Jeff Mills and Kevin Saunderson are examples of artists that do what they feel, and will not compromise otherwise. They helped forge new horizons for music worldwide and brought new positive lights to the City of Detroit.
The Sound & Vision documentary with Clear Soul Forces takes an ambitious look into the passions that these four guys have and how hip-hop has helped them get past environmental, societal, and personal obstacles.