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Zack is an avid music enthusiast who figured he should probably make use of his English degree and write about it. He enjoys spending his free time producing music and listening to juicy tunes.


MotorKam — BlackDaddy’s Greatest Hits

  Forming the complete musical package with a brand new alias and groundbreaking full-length, MotorKam released BlackDaddy’s Greatest Hits last month: a collection of experimental yet authentic tunes that continue his forward momentum. Straying far from his hip-hop roots, Kam delves deep into the realm of funky beats with dissonant but dreamy vocal harmonies that…


MotorKam — “Redlight” | DMM Premiere

  Rising Detroit hip-hop artist MotorKam makes it clear he needs a “freaky girl” in his life with the release of second single “Redlight” from his forthcoming Black Daddy project. Kam throws it all at us within the first few seconds of the tune, beginning with upbeat jungle-style percussion and quickly leading into a very…


Jeff Mills releases new sci-fi–inspired solo LP, Free Fall Galaxy

  In continuing the legendary collection of his Sleeper Wakes series, second wave Detroit techno icon Jeff Mills has released a new solo LP today entitled Free Fall Galaxy through his own Axis Records label. This album marks the ninth chapter of Mills’ remarkable story, following Emerging Crystal Universe in 2014.   Mills describes the…


J Dilla’s The Shining to be reissued as limited edition box set

  Late rap icon J Dilla continues to live on through music, as his third studio full-length The Shining will be reissued as a limited edition box set to mark its tenth anniversary. Though the album was only about three-quarters complete when the producer died in 2006, fellow Detroit artist Karriem Riggins orchestrated its completion…


Seth Troxler to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for cancer research

  On July 15, London-based DJ and Lake Orion native Seth Troxler plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, Australia’s largest research group for brain cancer. Troxler will embark on his journey up the mountain with nine influential Australian companions including Olympic medalist Lachlan Jones and legal activist…


The Art of Rap tour will bring hip-hop heavyweights to Detroit

  This summer, some of hip-hop’s most all-star names will tour together, including Public Enemy, Ice-T, Naughty by Nature, and Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio. Ice-T started The Art of Rap Festival Tour last year in partnership with SiriusXM’s classic ’80s and ’90s hip-hop satellite radio station Backspin. This year’s tour consists of eight dates,…


Charivari Detroit announces 2016 dates and lineup

  Detroit’s powerhouse electronic music festival Charivari last week announced its dates for 2016, with the event taking place this year on August 6 and 7. The recently established festival began its musical mission in 2014, with festivities occurring at Milliken State Park. Last year, Charivari Detroit relocated to Belle Isle Park, where it will…


Jeff Mills launches Axis Audiophile Series

  Rapidly adding to his already immense collection of original material, Detroit techno pioneer Jeff Mills has recently announced an audiophile offshoot of his own label Axis Records. The project is called the Axis Audiophile Series, which will be “mastered for high-fidelity sounds” and specifically cut to 180 gram virgin vinyl at 32-bit/48kHz.   The…


Royce 5’9″ releases Tabernacle: Trust the Shooter mixtape

  Sure to make his musical mark on the world with multiple impending releases, Detroit hip-­hop icon Royce 5″9″ (formerly Royce da 5’9″) recently dropped a new mixtape on March 29 entitled Tabernacle: Trust the Shooter.   The free tape comprises twelve tracks with lyrical features from Conway, Styles P, Smoke DZA, and more. Royce…


Omar-S announces new album, The Best, due out March 31

  After a three-year period of releasing strictly singles and EPs, Detroit-based house producer and DJ Omar-S (née Alex Omar Smith) plans to release a full-length later this month. The Best will comprise eleven tracks and marks Omar-S’s first full-length since 2013’s Thank You for Letting Me Be Myself.   The Best is loaded with…

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