Interdimensional Transmissions

Derrick May

60 minsFirst aired 23 May 2019
CK Nelson

Live from Detroit, one of techno’s founders joins BMG and Erika to discuss his own origins as a DJ and producer.

Where to begin with Detroit legend Derrick May? You can start at the birth of techno – he was there, along with his Belleville Three cohorts Kevin Saunderson and Juan Atkins. On this very special episode of Interdimensional Transmissions, beamed out live from our Detroit studio as part of our week of programming dedicated to the Motor City, BMG and Erika explore May’s own path through the music’s beginnings. Starting with May’s partnership with Juan Atkins as Deep Space Soundworks, a top crew in Detroit’s high school party circuit, the episode seeks to answer one big question: How exactly did this genre get started?


Produced by Jordan Rothlein
Engineered by Conor Anderson

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