Detroiters launch an Underground Music Academy; dig into the history and support their efforts

Legends Mad Mike and Wajeed have an idea to build support for communities of marginalized music makers – right in the heart of Detroit. That effort might have gotten upstaged by the election, so now is the perfect time to dig in – and recall some of Detroit’s own history.

We’ve lost Detroit legend Mike Huckaby, a singular producer, DJ, and teacher

What makes this loss especially stinging is that Mike Huckaby was a force in giving music and production to others. He was not only a leader with his own musical voice, but someone who built others up around him, and was teaching a new generation of Detroit kids.

Peter Kirn - April 25, 2020

Learn synthesis basics in your browser, free, with Ableton

If you still don’t know your LFO from your amplitude envelope from your square oscillator – or you’re trying to answer this for someone else – Ableton have made everything visual and playable and sonic, in a browser, for free.

Peter Kirn - June 26, 2019

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