Thursday, June 30, 2011
For nearly 20 years, Tom Tom (Tommy Hamilton) and Keith Tucker (DJ K-1) have been performing as Aux 88, although they began as RX-7 in 1985. They're "exclusively" on Puzzlebox Records from now on, started by Tucker. This year at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) they absolutely blew me away with the addition of special guests and the "Unstoppables Dancers" at a point. Here's an album to really feed that electro urge.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The late Disco D had a major hand in helping Detroit's ghettotech scene flourish. As a producer, he collaborated with 50 Cent, Nina Sky, Trick Daddy, Lil Scrappy, Chamillionaire, and AZ. Disco D aided two Grammy-nominated albums and his name can be accredited to 17 million sales internationally. This album also features the music of many other great ghetto DJs (such as DJ Nasty, DJ Deeon, and DJ Assault) that he compiled and mixed to create a continuous stream of bumpin' jams.
Purchase from Tommy Boy Entertainment
Cocky Balboa has been giving a new and rather fresh sound to Detroit ghettotech, although as you can tell from the title, he has been performing juke as well. He's known to play hyped shows, so Cocky Balboa's certainly someone to keep track of! Recently he was signed to "Electrobounce", run by Brian Gillespie (Starski & Clutch).
I figured I'd start this blog by posting a personal favorite. Beginning with their first significant release "Sandwiches" in 2000, DGP has already pushed their way into becoming a Detroit classic. This is certainly for fellow fans of electro and booty bass. The track "Weed in the Kitchen" has a soft spot in my heart back from when I was fifteen, I guess one could say.
They currently own and operate the label "Detroit Electro Funk" (DetEleFunk), although I can't seem to find a website for the label? Sometimes my observation skills aren't the best, so feel free to fill me in.
*Someone associated with DGP doesn't like SynthSD :(