Ghostly brings back 'Techno Rebels' T-shirts for Dan Sicko scholarship

Among the many artifacts on display at Exhibit 3000 — Underground Resistance's secret techno museum in Detroit — is a book enclosed in a glass case called Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk by journalist Dan Sicko. Our tour guide for the day gave the book props, saying he felt it accurately captured the essence and told the story of Detroit techno in a way few other books have. 

Sicko died in 2011 at the age of 42, having battled ocular melanoma since being diagnosed in 2008. Shortly after, Ghostly adapted his book title into a "Detroit Renegade of Electronic Funk" limited run T-shirt with all proceeds going to help raise money for Sicko's family. 

Fours years later, the Detroit Sound Conservancy has launched a campaign to create a special music journalism scholarship in Sicko's name, and Ghostly is bringing back the T-shirt to help raise funds. The shirt is now offered in black and indigo, and proceeds from all online sales will go directly to DSC.

Head over to Ghostly's store to grab one, or WSU Press to pick up a copy of the book. Check out MT's original review of the book here

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Lee DeVito

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