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Derrick May

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.

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2 hours

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Fri 24 May 2013 22:00