Detroit Techno Militia

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Detroit Techno Militia
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Background Information

Founded

2002

Organization

DJ Collective, Record Label

Founder

Angie Linder

Address

3000 E. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202

Phone

313-449-8655

Website

detroittechnomilitia.com

Contact

Contact Detroit Techno Militia

About

Detroit Techno Militia is a grass roots collective of DJ's and producers located in Detroit, MI on a mission to promote Detroit Techno around the world. They compare their mission to restoring an old building. Musically, they believe that Detroit has a lot to offer, and they want to make sure the rest of the world knows about it.

The collective started as a group of like-minded individuals who have similar inspirations and beliefs regarding to Detroit Techno; where it comes from, where it is, and where it is going in the future. There are currently two united factions of elite DJs, Producers, and Live Performers. The DTM Home Team is made up of performers currently residing in the Detroit Metropolitan Area: T.Linder, Darkcube, DJ Seoul, Neil V., DJ Psycho, and Annix. DTM Recon:313 is made up of Techno Militia members residing in locales across the globe: The Mercenary (Belgium), Doc (New York, NY), Loner.9 (Charlotte, NC), Maxx T (France), Dimitri Pike (Germany), and Shawn Rudiman (Pittsburgh, PA).

After years of incorporation, in early 2007 Detroit Techno Militia formally launched their record label, many of these releases have been charted and played by some of the biggest international names in techno music. DTM's music is regularly featured by legendary DJ, Dave Clarke on his radio show "White Noise" on the Dutch national radio station, 3VOOR12. The Detroit Techno Militia continues to release music on their own vinyl label and their digital label: "DTM Digital", as well as other internationally distributed record labels.

The Detroit Techno Militia also features ensemble acts with multiple DJs performing on multiple turntables at the same time. In the summer of 2007, the DTM 5x5 was formed. The DTM 5x5 was the first group in the Techno genre to feature five DJs (Darkcube, T.Linder, DJ Seoul, Neil V. and DJ Psycho) performing together on five analog turntables. On April 17, 2010, at The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit Techno Militia won the Detroit Music Awards Electronic/Dance Category: Outstanding Electronic Music Group and again in 2016 for Outstanding Electronic/Dance Artist/Group, following in the footstep of previous winners and Detroit legends: Carl Craig & Amp Fiddler

Angie Linder, the founder and label manager of the Detroit Techno Militia sums up the mission statement by saying, "Similar to the restoration of historic architecture; we are not tearing down and building anew. Rather using the existing structure as a basis for our own endeavors. Detroit has always had much to offer musically and it is our mission to make it known to the rest of the world for generations to come."

"It's a battle for the soul of the music"

Discography

Complete Discography at Discogs


External Links

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