‘For the heads’: An oral history of EXAT, Detroit’s legendary ’90s experimental and ambient techno night at Zoot’s Coffeehouse

The influential Monday-night ‘Experimental and Ambient Techno’ event was where the scene’s movers and shakers congregated after a weekend of partying

By Michaelangelo Matos

Detroit’s underground dance events of the ’90s are justly storied — but one of the decade’s most consistently attended and long-term impactful was small, insider-heavy, and not intended for dancing at all. EXAT — Experimental and Ambient Techno — ran every Monday night at the legendary Zoot’s Coffeehouse...

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