Music On with Marco Carola, Derrick May, Leon & Marco Faraone
This Friday, July 6th, Music On presents another smashing selection of sounds in what is set to be an amazing techno-fuelled frenzy led by Marco Carola, Derrick May, Leon and Marco Faraone.
The legendary Derrick May, one of the founders of Detroit techno, makes his second appearance as guest of honour with Music On. His classic sound, carefully balanced with streamlined percussion and deep elements, will raise the energy levels on the Terrace until the chief, Marco Carola, guarantees a fluid and exciting journey all the way to sunrise with his slick and serious grooves.
Derrick May is one of the greatest living figures in electronic music, and one of the few in any genre who has helped to originate a style that has changed the sound and form of popular music across the world: techno.
Born in Detroit on April 6, 1963, May met the other founding fathers of techno, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, while he was a teenager studying at Belleville High School.
Inspired by European electronic sounds and black American dance music, and invigorated by the idiosyncratic broadcasts of Detroit radio presenter The Electriyfing Mojo, May, Atkins and Saunderson – who would become known as the ‘Belleville Three’ – began to DJ together at parties and clubs under the name Deep Space Soundworks in the early eighties.
Atkins established himself as an electro innovator through his Kraftwerk-tinged recordings with Cybotron; May, his young protégé, was observing intently and learning about the possibilities of electronic sound.
The Belleville Three and their Detroit comrade Eddie Fowlkes then built on these foundations to develop a style that was both futuristic and emotional, physical and cerebral.
Charismatic, eloquent, and as relentlessly energetic as ever, May is not only a pivotal figure in electronic music’s history, but a dynamic force in its present and a heartfelt advocate for its creative future.
In the IAATM ClubRoom, Marco Faraone will open the night, his eloquent techno prepared to hook the audience until the the euphoric melodies of Leon – in his seventh year as part of the Music On family – shapes the night’s finale.
Already visited by thousands so far this season, Music On continues to provide all the ingredients for a journey filled with musical pleasure.