40 ways Metro Times changed Detroit (and beyond) over the past 40 years 

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Know your techno history

Long before "EDM" became a music juggernaut, MT was already chronicling the history of techno, the homegrown electronic music movement that started in the 1980s and endures to this day, in a 1995 three-part cover story by Hobey Echlin. MT is even part of techno history, getting name-checked in "Night Drive (Thru-Babylon)," an early record by techno originator Juan Atkins' Model 500. (Sample lyrics: "My head is filled with techno beat, Metro Times, Face magazine ...") In the late '90s, MT would also grant sprawling, three-part histories to the blues (by Keith Owens), jazz (Herb Boyd), and rock (Ben Edmonds).

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