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Derrick May

2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 24 May 2013

6 Mix celebrates Dance Pioneers throughout May, continuing with the originator of Detroit techno, Derrick May.

Throughout the month of May, 6 Mix is shining a light on a selection of Dance Pioneers. So far in the series Grandmaster Flash, Sasha and Ed Banger's Busy P have taken to the 6 Music decks and the shows continue this week with the originator of Techno, Derrick May.

May - best known for his 1987 dance anthem Strings of Life under the name Rhythm Is Rhythm - has been an iconic name on the techno scene for over twenty years, DJing worldwide to a devoted fan base and pioneering the scene's distinct, hard sound. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, May's work - alongside that of Juan Atkins and Inner City's Kevin Saunderson - has provided a catalyst for a number of producers worldwide.

Music Played

11 items
  • Image for Man Parrish

    Man Parrish Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)

    Reunited (25 Years Of Polydor Funk), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Detroit Joe

    Detroit Joe Untitled

  • Image for Rinnie Forrester

    Rinnie Forrester Floatilla

  • Image for Sans Soleil

    Sans Soleil Track 8

  • Image for Cybotron

    Cybotron Cosmic Raindance

    Cosmic Raindance, Fantasy, 1

  • Image for Deitrich & Strolch

    Deitrich & Strolch N'importe

  • Image for Gerald Mitchell

    Gerald Mitchell Unknown

  • Image for Petar Dundov

    Petar Dundov Distant Shores

    Music Man Records

  • Image for George Duke & Stanley Clark

    George Duke & Stanley Clark North Beach

    Faces In Reflection, MPS Records

  • Image for Steve Rachmad

    Steve Rachmad Unknown

  • Image for La Soul

    La Soul Loving 1 (Rushour)


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