‘Beretta Music’ Presents Ten Years of Techno, bringing Aril Brikha et al.

The Detroit based recording label ‘Beretta Music’ is holding a 10-year anniversary party on May 26th as a celebration for a decade-long dedication to Techno music and all fanfare that comes along with this wonderful musical genre. One can only appreciate such initiative!

The initial lineup has been released, and it certainly doesn’t leave anyone disappointed, rather very much excited. Knowing that Detroit hold a long track record for being the place to be when it comes to Techno and Minimal festivals, the timing for the event is quite interesting. Detroit Electronic Music Festival has perhaps disappeared into the mist and shadow of Electric Daisy Carnival, but being held just a week after EDC 2012 in New York, it surely will fade into the post-EDC madness that most likely will stretch until the main Electric Daisy Carnival event that is taking place in Las Vegas on June 8-10.

One major difference is seen at the Detroit Techno scene, and that is the mature audience that have their roots from the early days of Detroit House and Techno. Remember Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Jeff Mills and Frankie Knuckles that peaked back in the late 80’s? Well, no wonder that the DEMF audience mainly consist of grown-ups from the late 70’s and 80’s that still live the vinyl life on a pair of 1210’s, cranking classic ghettotech thru vented diaphragm Grado earmuffs.

This event is very welcomed, and I am ecstatic that the Swedish-Iranian Aril Brikha will bring on a live set. Don’t miss the 10th Anniversary of the Local Detroit Record Label, Beretta Music! General admission tickets go for $15 (excl. taxes).

Click on the play button above to listen to Aril Brikha’s track ‘Palma’ from the Palma EP (2011 Art of Vengeance) . You need Spotify to play this track, and you can also listen/buy the MP3.

Artist Lineup

  • Aril Brikha (live)
  • Reference (Luke Hess & Brian Kage) (live)
  • Omar-S
  • Ryan Crosson
  • Arthur Oskan (live)
  • Christina Chatfield (live)

Three rooms of sound by SOURCE AUDIO

Location and time

The Works
1846 Michigan Ave
Detroit MI 48228

Saturday, May 26, 2012
10:00pm until 6:00am


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