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Reginald Hawkins Releases Debut EP “Black Popstar” + Upcoming Performances Announced

Reginald Hawkins is one to watch. As a non-binary queer artist based in Detroit, Michigan, Hawkins, 21, has released their highly anticipated debut EP Black Popstar, now available on all streaming platforms. The genre bending project takes influence from their Detroit roots with house and techno inspired pop-dance tracks. The self-proclaimed pop star uses their […]

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Hamtramck Music Fest Returns August 5th-8th for Special Summer Edition featuring 150+ Performances

HMF & LIVE MUSIC IS BACK! Typically held the first weekend in March, the largest local music festival of its kind, Hamtramck Music Fest (HMF), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is making an eleventh hour, belated 2021 appearance with a special Summer Edition, Thursday, August 5 – Sunday, August 8th, 2021. Your $15 wristband gives you access […]

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Star-Studded “Tresor 30” Compilation Features Huey Mnemonic’s Lead Single, “Transmutation”

Local techno fans know the name, Tresor from their esteemed annual gathering in Detroit during Memorial Day Weekend, but perhaps fewer know of the deep connection that the Berlin-based club and label has to the city of Detroit. Founded in 1991, Tresor has been a pioneering force in building and maintaining the Detroit-Berlin connection for the […]

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Decliner releases debut EP, “Remember” ft. Single “Burn” Music Video Premiere

Inspired by influences in post punk, techno, and beyond, Decliner is a new Detroit-based music project né of Steve Stavropoulos, Tim Barrett (also together known as Ke Thu), and Rob Luzynski. “Burn” is their first single and visual release, shot, edited, illustrated, and directed: Niki Williams, featuring simulation design by Steven Stavropoulos. In October of […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: COUSIN MOUTH RELEASES “EVERY BAD MAN”

The new single and highly anticipated music video, “Every Bad Man,” comes from Cousin Mouth’s new album, MayflowerPeacemakerHolyrredeemer on Feeder Loft Records. Their signature groove and beat-based style, mixed with a psychedelic-dreamy sound, formulate the unique aesthetic they are known for. Watch the video premiere directed by Sidd Finch and filmed in Detroit, Michigan. “The song […]

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TAMMY LAKKIS RELEASES DEBUT NOTICE EP ON PORTAGE GARAGE SOUNDS RECORD LABEL

The unnerving stillness of the last year was almost unbearable, but the changing external environment afforded many artists a unique window of opportunity to hyper focus on projects and career decisions while deeply examining relationship to art and self. This long pandemic summer gave Hamtramck based artist Tammy Lakkis a chrysalis to push her sound […]

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New Music: Cousin Mouth Releases “MayflowerPeacemakerHolyredeemer”

If you have been around the Detroit Music scene over the last five years, you’ve more than likely ran into Alex Burns at one point or another. A towering figure with long blonde hair, his presence is undeniable, almost intimidating, and yet it is softened by his warm demeanor and his genuine investment in his […]

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GRiZ Announces 7th Annual ‘12 Days of GRiZMAS’ Event Series December 12-23rd

GRiZMAS will treat fans around the world to all the performances, activities, and community service initiatives, culminating with the GRiZMAS Mini Digital Festival on December 23rd. The Festival will feature performances by GRiZ Alongside Destructo, AC Slater, J.Worra, Blunts & Blondes, Codes, Sunsquabi, ProbCause, and 10+ unannounced artists.   With Detroit public schools under more pressure […]

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Red Bull Arts Detroit presents Omar S: Conant Gardens Party Store

“Omar S: Conant Gardens Party Store is an exploration of the particular interests and passions of the legendary, elusive electronic musician, DJ, and producer, Omar S. Comprised of an interactive, virtual exploration of his personal collection, which ranges from arcade games to records to vintage VHS tapes, as well as a physical installation that will host a series […]

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ALBUM RELEASE: Interview with Sara Marie Barron on “Existential Glam”

Sara Marie Barron’s Existential Glam is a powerful and convincing follow up to her 2018 debut full-length Sad, But True. Over the past few years, Barron has continued to refine her craft as vocalist and as an artist in general, resulting in a collection of tracks that is polished, poised, and remarkably moving. (Featured image […]

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VIDEO RELEASE: MotorKam Releases Single “F*Internet”

MotorKam-BlackDaddy is a cross genre artist whose foundation is strongly rooted in hip hop. Today, he drops the single and music video for “F*Internet” directed by djkage and Spike Spielberg. Watch the release below! Relocating back home to Detroit after college, he found himself immersed in a scene in which he used to watch from […]

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Détroit Is The New Black Announces #BLM Art Installation

Détroit Is The New Black has teamed up with We Are Culture Creators for a very special day party to create an interactive art installation and provide lunch for protesters and folks that are seeking community on Saturday, June 6th, from 12-4PM. (Featured image credit, Xavier Cuevas). After the downtown Detroit-based retail store found itself at odds with landlord, […]

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