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FXHE Records and Omar S Produced a Play About The Secret Origin of Detroit Techno

"Teenagers would meet up at different spots—like hundreds of us—and play this music."
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The history of Techno has long been debated. Did it originate in Berlin? Or perhaps Detroit? For most long-time dance music connoisseurs, Techno originated and was pioneered in the city of Detroit by a group of musicians fueled by the raw and gritty nature of their environment.

READ: What is Techno?

Recently, one of the most recognized talents coming out of Detroit, Omar S, produced a play through his label, FXHE Records, which was directed by none other than his sister herself, titled The Stage Play - Stories of Detroit Techno. The play tells the origin story of one of the most beloved genres in dance music featuring music by legendary figures like Omar S, Eddie Fowlkes, Al Ester, and Luke Hess. You may think you know Techno, but this play tells the untold stories that helped define and set the foundation for the genre as we know it today. 

If you would like to see the play, you better rush on over the Detroit and head to the Kirby International Institute, which is also a community center offering assistance to low-income families. 

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For those unable to attend the play and would like to find out more, click here.

READ: Watch Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May Talk About Techno in Detroit in 1996


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