FROM THE EDITOR:
DETROIT SOUND AND VISION

Delivered to your doorstep on the eve of the biggest free music festival in the world, thedetroiter.com's phattest issue yet is a sampler box of Motor City Music - interviews and stories set to a distinctly Detroit soundtrack.

The refurbished, rechristened MOVEMENT- Detroit's Electronic Music Festival - settles into Hart Plaza Memorial Day weekend, and thedetroiter.com #6 has interviews with two of the artists at the festival's helm- Detroit Techno pioneers and DJ ambassadors to the world Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson.

And while the city solidifies its position as the North American capital of Electronic Music - Detroit continues to garner attention worldwide as the birthplace of some of the biggest acts and coolest sounds in rock and hip hop.

In this issue we rap with producer Mike E. Clark - who's crossed paths with nearly every act to come out of Detroit in the last decade and a half. We listen in on a conversation with popular new-folk singer Audra Kubat. We go to the bar with Detroit's own U.K. chart-busters Electric Six. And we explore Neemi Järvi's world class combo - the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Then Francis Grunow takes us back to one of Detroit's earliest musical hotbeds, the thriving Hastings Street of the 1920s through 1950s. And Nick examines DJ-ing as a postmodern art movement.

BUT THE BIGGEST NEWS OF ALL IS THE LAUNCH OF THEDETROITER.COM's ALL DETROIT WEB RADIO

The only radio of its kind that we know of - thedetroiter.com radio brings you seven stations of Detroit soundmakers - from the early days of Motown to Madonna to this weekend's Movement. To find out more, check out the story by thedetroiter.com program manager Tommy Onyx.

But first - click on the radio - pick a station, and listen to your city. It's a beautiful sound.

 

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