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Morning Roundup

Detroit, where dat party at? Right here—with news from Kyle Hall, Three Chairs, DJ Godfather, Richie Hawtin, and more.

By Ken Taylor
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Without even really noticing what we were doing this morning, we inadvertently wrote up a news roundup packed almost exclusively with news about Detroit’s always fertile techno and house scenes. Almost exclusively, we should point out—don’t worry, there’s other stuff, too, so get readin’!

- First up, Kyle Hall has announced a few details about his upcoming album. The Boat Party is due in April on his own Wild Oats label, which just released his and Kero’s “Zug Island” single below. (full story)

- Native Instruments wants you to “supercharge your beats”… And what that means, exactly, we’re not quite sure, but you can peep their upcoming campaign here.


- Who is London techno legend Kirk Degiorgio’s biggest inspiration? Read on to find out. (full story)

- Dizzee Rascal has got a new album on the way with some pretty interesting guest producers, like Erick Morillo and Calvin Harris, but now he’s announced that Detroit ghetto-tech superstar DJ Godfather is also in on the mix. (full story)

- More in the way of interesting collaborations? How about R&B playa Jeremih heading into the studio with Shlohmo? Check it below.


- Producers: Plans to be in London over April 13 and 14? The London Electronic Music Event is a weekend packed full of production workshops and networking sessions with the likes of Goldie, Soundcloud, Radio Slave, and more. (full story)

- As central to the experience that is Detroit’s Movement Festival is the slew of after-parties that take place throughout the city over Memorial Day Weekend. This year’s boasts a very special event, with Richie Hawtin’s Jak Attak at the legendary City Club, on May 25. (full story)

- Former Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos speaks to The Quietus about his new album, Off the Record. (full story)

- And, because we’ve already dosed you with so much Detroit news, why not a little more? The Three Chairs (aka Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman, Kenny Dixon Jr., and Rick Wilhite) have announced their first new material in seven years. The humbly titled Demigods EP is set for release on Dixon’s Mahogani Music. (full story)

Kyle Hall photo via XLR8R.