Articles by Inchaus

Detroit via Ann Arbor. Michigan film grad, movie buff, and audiophile. Part-time grad student, part-time photographer, writer, and producer. Has musical ADD, but consistently listens to hip-hop, indie rock, and techno.


Electric Forest Festival will expand to two weekends in 2017

  Electric Forest Festival has announced an expansion to two weekends starting in 2017. The 2016 installment of the Rothbury, Michigan-based event was the biggest to date, leaving many fans without tickets. In a statement on the official website, organizers have stated that they wanted to not only “preserve intimacy and integrity,” but also bring…


Interview: Claude VonStroke

Detroit-native DJ Claude VonStroke talks about the upcoming Dirtybird BBQ on Belle Isle, his Detroit roots, and the 11th anniversary of his Dirtybird label.


First annual UpNorth Music & Arts Festival debuts this weekend

  The UpNorth Music & Arts Festival debuts this weekend in Copemish, Michigan, in Manastiee County. What first appeared to be a small, grassroots festival has impressed with the second and third phase of their lineup. Taking place August 19 – 21, the inaugural year features a bevy of Detroit’s best artists. From Golf Clap…


105.1 FM changes format to throwback hip-hop, R&B station

  Last week, a new radio station quietly debuted in Detroit. The Bounce has taken over what was previously known as Detroit Sports 105.1 FM. While some sports fans are displeased, twenty- and thirtysomethings can rejoice, as the new station will play “throwback hip-hop and R&B songs from the ’90s and 2000s,” according to a…


Dirtybird BBQ expands to two-day event on Belle Isle

    Dirtybird BBQ returns to Detroit on August 27 and 28 after last year’s absence. The “Double-D BBQ” will span two days and take place on Belle Isle. The barbecue party also boasts “County Fair” flair, bringing activities such as “Best in Show” contests, as well as carnival games and food.   The summer tour will…


MOCAD to host Transmat 30th Anniversary Celebration

  Movement Electronic Music Festival is in full swing, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) is in on the action with a dynamic lineup of events over the weekend. This afternoon, the museum hosts a music discussion featuring the founders of Detroit Techno, better known as the Belleville Three. Juan Atkins, Derrick May,…

J Dilla’s “Gangsta Boogie” features Snoop Dogg and Kokane

  Approaching the highly anticipated release of J Dilla’s The Diary on April 15, the track “Gangsta Boogie” dropped this week on Dr. Dre’s weekly Beats 1 radio program, The Pharmacy. The track not only features verses from Jay Dee himself, but also guest spots from Snoop Dogg and Kokane. “Gangsta Boogie” welcomes you to…


Movement Electronic Music Festival 2016 announces Phase 2 lineup

      Movement Electronic Music Festival has released “Phase 2” of their artist lineup, rounding out an already impressive array of Detroit-based and international artists. This year, Movement celebrates its 10- year anniversary. Although the festival has experienced iterations before 2006 (such as 2005’s Fuse-In, and D.E.M.F.), Movement Electronic Music Festival is now the gold-standard for the…


Eminem announces reissue of The Slim Shady LP on cassette

  Eminem has been hard at work over the three years since his last studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. His compilation album Shady XV achieved Gold status, he wrote original music for the film Southpaw, and recently it was confirmed that Eight Mile 2 is in the works. Fans now have even more to look forward to,…