ICYMI: Alan Oldham on Detroit techno's 'big booties, stiletto heels, spaceships, and robots'

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In case you missed it, Red Bull Music Academy has an interview with Alan Oldham, the illustrator and DJ whose comic book-influenced "big booties, stiletto heels, spaceships, and robots” defined the Afro-Futuristic look of Detroit techno.

In his own words: “Detroit techno, in my view, was originally about futurism,” he says. “Futuristic black music. Look no further than Juan Atkins for that. A lot of old sci-fi movies and TV shows portrayed a future that had no blacks in it. [Detroit techno] was a statement that black people would be around in the far future."

Check out the full interview here.

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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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