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Derrick May at Babylon Soundgarden

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196 minsRecorded 9 Sep 2017 at Babylon Soundgarden in Istanbul, Turkey
Nuri Yilmazer

Detroit’s techno soul innovator delivers the sound that started it all. Recorded live in Istanbul.

It’s not easy being a living legend. Derrick May, however, has played it quite well for more than 20 years. As one third of the Belleville Three (with Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson) May helped create the beast named techno that longed for a beauty called soul, ran the groundbreaking Transmat label and produced under a plethora of names, most notably Rhythim Is Rhythim. “Strings Of Life” being the quintessential track of that era, Mr. Mayday is responsible for an armada of highly influential tunes that mix and mingle industrial melancholy and romantic futurism. Unparalleled and universally valid. It is what it is.

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