The man behind the book ‘Techno Rebels’ sadly passes away this morning from his battle with cancer: Dan’s Story: Donations. The music journalist and author of Techno Rebels died of cancer on Sunday. Dan Sicko, music journalist and chronicler of Detroit’s techno movement, died of. Sicko was the author Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk, a pioneering work of music journalism on the topic of techno music.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Although the ultimate relevance of some of the early material about dance parties and such is never adequately explained, Sicko reveals the early development of Detroit techno skillfully and thoroughly. I was alittle dissapointed.

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There’s certainly a case to be made for hechno genres’ duality. They don’t make em’ like this anymore. Don’t have a Kindle? See and discover other items: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Matt Crowley rated it liked it Jul 26, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Sicko concludes by investigating how Detroit techno functions today after the contrived electronica boom of the late s, through the original artists, new sounds, and Detroit’s annual electronic music festival. Technoo the book is kind of dated written in — it discusses mp3 as an emerging distribution technology and the writing style is pretty dry very academic in naturethe book does provide an informative history of techno up to I was very much a casualty of that era and it’s taken me until recently to get over my confusion rebesl what, exactly, dance music is and where techno and specifically Detroit techno exist withi This book is fechno well-reported and forcefully argued case for the primacy of Detroit techno in the world of electronic music.


The DEMF was remarkable because it gave credence to what everyone had been doing underground for so many years. The book does a great job of digging deep into the socioeconomics of the era that gave birth to the genre, so that by the time you get to the big Charivari party, you understand exactly why these kids are blending the things that they’re blending together and where the genre was born. Aug 29, Monica marked sidko as to-read. Unfortunately, it’s brevity is also what hurts it.

Once rave music makes its appearance felt in the book, it would have made sense to look in on it from time to time for the sake of comparison, with the well-recorded animosity some techno producers had toward the style. These stories are simply classic, and Sicko’s dogged pursuit of surrounding historical context seems to unfold them in three dimensions.

In this revised edition, Sicko delves deeper into the Detroit story, detailing the evolution of the artists and scene into the mids, and looks to nearby Ann Arbor to consider topics like the Electrifying Mojo’s beginnings, the role of radio station WCBN, and the emergence of record label Ghostly International. An excellent and comprehensive history lesson for anyone into the electronic music genre that wants xan know the beginnings.

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

Not so much good writing. This is the context from which Juan Atkins emerged with his early forays into electronic music that would ultimately culminate in his Metroplex label and the first very techno records. Learn more about Amazon Rebelss. At times this book reads like a thesis, but Sicko does his best to present a lot of information in an easy-to-follow and cohesive manner as possible.


Open Preview See a Problem? Double and the Kemet Crew would have been more than welcome additions to the narrative. Alexandra Liptsey-Rahe rated it really liked it Sep 14, Griffin Waterman rated it really liked it Feb 18, Ideally, this book would have been split into multiple volumes in order to fully explore the contributions made by each city.

Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture.

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Sep 13, Robert rated it it was ok. For those that are in the know, this is considered the bible. Ships from and sold by Amazon.

Author Dan Sicko demystified techno’s characteristics, influences, and origins and argued that although techno enjoyed its most widespread popularity in Europe, its birthplace hechno most important incubator was Detroit.

Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Mar 03, Todd Johnson rated it really liked it. Technl Thompson rated it really liked it Dec 14, These two books complement each other extremely well. Customers who bought this item also bought.