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Complex Movements in Metro Times

Complex Movements present Beware of the Dandelions Flower power By Shelley Salant Inside an old car mechanic shop in northeast Detroit sits a 400-square-foot polyhedron dome. It’s the skeleton of “the pod,” the setting for Detroit artist collective Complex Movements’ multimedia project Beware of the Dandelions. Conceived by longtime Detroit-based artists and activists, this wide-ranging […]

DTR X UR

This weekend was one for the history books. The legendary Club REX is one of the oldest and respected underground clubs in the world. This past weekend it hosted a UR night featuring a DJ set by DTR’s boss man Jeedo and UR’s Nomadico. Headlined by Timeline featuring Jon Dixon, Desean Jones and Mark Flash. […]

You Should Know: Norvis Junior

“Norvis stretches the Boundaries of Rhythm” Wax Poetics This is an understatement. New Math’s latest signee, Norvis Junior breaks all the rules… In the best way possible. This Dallas, TX native is being heard by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Anthony Valadez as well as Pigeon and Planes. Introducing Norvis Junior…. Tell us a little about yourself? […]

Is House and Techno Thriving or Stagnating?

Thump/Vice Writer Larry Fitzmaurice reached out to Jeedo and several other prominent names in music to ask this burning question. Interesting read. Check Jeedo’s comments below. Check the entire post Check the entire post here.  

PPP ft. J Dilla Shotgun (Plinky Remix)

Today marks the end of Dilla Month 2016. 10 years have passed since the death of one of Hip Hop’s most innovative and talented producers. We continue to celebrate his memory here at DTR with another rare find from Jeedo’s archive. This track was also on The Abundance Mixtape same as or free download last […]

PPP ft. SA-RA – Deep Inside (Remix)

PPP ft. SA-RA – Deep Inside (Belle Isle Remix) produced by Jeedo X and Selan, was released in January 2009. The Abundance Mixtape was a precursor and promotion for Abundance, which was released January 20th. The mix cd features exclusive remixes & blends of PPP favorites; as well as unreleased songs from both PPP and the Abundance album. It featured the likes […]

You should know : Yamandu Roos

What is history without documentation? The two go hand and hand. In the case of Detroit’s Underground Hip Hop trio Slum Village, lead by James Dilla Yancey –  There are only a few photographers that had the for site and access to capture the moments that would become history. One of the first is Robert […]

The Composition

Our team at DTR decided to archive the transactions with Maureen Yancey and our creative director Waajeed Aka Jeedo X. It’s rare that we repost things of this nature, but we thought it would be wise to archive it without bias. These words from Jeedo, “On the afternoon of January 14, 2016 I woke to […]