Bill Rauhauser: ‘I don’t just shoot willy-nilly..’ 📸

Bill-Rauhauser-Credit-Carlos-DiazDetroit street-photographer Bill Rauhauser compelled himself to see, taking photos up until the day he died. “I don’t just shoot willy-nilly,” he said, “I wait for something to happen.”

Learn more about Bill and his work in the video below. Read his obituary in The Detroit News.

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Shigeto – What Are We Made Of?

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Originally meant to be released on his next record, Detroit-based electronic producer and drummer Shigeto decided to drop a melancholic but hopeful tune early given the Presidential results last week.

This song was finished on november 8th, 2016 with the intention of using it for my next record. i sampled an inspiration to me, detroit artist, tyree guyton speaking at an event a couple months ago and used it in the intro because it spoke to me.
on the morning of november 10th a light went off in my head and realized the song had to be let go.

no matter how i feel or what i’m thinking about the 2016 election.
no matter who i voted for or even if i voted at all…

i’m thinking about what i’m made of right now.
i’m thinking about what we all are made of right now, what the world is made of right now.
i’m thinking about who i want to be and how i want to play my small part in this world right now.

this song and message comes from a place of love.

ALL donations for the track will be donated to Planned Parenthood

Thanks Shigeto and the Ghostly crew.

Jay Daniel – Paradise Valley

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Jay Daniel (photo via fb)

Detroit beatsmith Jay Daniel is back, this time dropping a forthcoming LP entitled Broken Knowz on Ninja Tune’s Technicolour sublabel.

He’s teased two singles thus far, ‘Knowledge of Selfie’ and ‘Paradise Valley,’ the latter which is streamable above. According to Resident Advisor, he opted to go analog this time around, using drumsticks instead of a drum machine, heard most notably on tracks like ‘4 Red‘ and ‘Royal Dilemma.’

Pre-order the album on Ninja Tune


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As an actress you go in and learn a part, someone’s written a script for you, you learn the part and add different facets to it, you add your character to the role … A lot of that is me rearranging stuff or bending it into what comes out of me. So it is playing a role … again, going back to Detroit techno, I might add a Kevin Saunderson signature, add a bit of Juan Atkins’s signatures here and there, but it has to have my character.

Actress, aka Darren Cunningham

In preparation for his forthcoming and last album Ghettoville, here are my two favorite Actress tracks to date.  

  1. Caves of Paradise
  2. The Lord’s Graffiti

“Spitting flames behind a white wall of silence.  The machines have turned to stone, data reads like an obituary to its user. A fix is no longer a release, it’s a brittle curse. Zero satisfaction, no teeth, pseudo artists running rampant, but the path continues. R.I.P Music 2014.”

Art is never done. He’ll just be back in a new alter-ego.