Friday Matinée

Thump takes a multi-part look at Detroit's underground techno and house scene

By Ken Taylor

Look, we’re not going to try to tell you how important the city of Detroit remains to the world of music—whether dance, rock, whatever. Anyone with a working pair of ears knows and a passing understanding of music already knows. But what we do want to do today is hip you to Thump’s ongoing SUB.Culture Detroit series, in which they took a team of filmmakers to the Motor City to dig into what’s happening now amongst its underground techno, house, and hip-hop producers and DJs. The series kicked off back in June with an examination of the city’s now-13-years-going electronic music festival (currently known as Movement). They then paid a visit to the arts-minded community center Youthville with instructor Mike Huckaby, and, now, the crew takes a look at what Detroit’s musical future holds with artists like Mark Flash, Jon Dixon, Aaron ‘FIT’ Siegel, and Waajeed. Peep all the episodes so far in order below.