Delano Smith Signing
Blue Raincoat Artists welcomes Delano Smith to the fold! Based out of Detroit, Delano is a true archetype of the Motor City DJ. His career stretches back to the late 70s where he began spinning records in the disco & post-disco era that paved the way for the emergence of techno. Many of Detroit’s most influential electronic artists credit Delano as an inspiration, including Eddie Fowlkes, Derrick May and Jeff Mills.
His high-threshold for quality is translated into both his DJ sets and productions. Tracks on the likes of Appolonia, his own Mixmode imprint, Third Ear and Sushitech, the latter of which released both his albums, have positioned Delano as a hero amongst connoisseurs of the underground.
Inner City Release ‘Good Luck’
Inner City are back with a new release, ‘Good Luck’ feat. LaRae Starr on KMS Records. The track sees Dantiez, son of Inner City founder Kevin Saunderson, joining the fray, thus marking a new phase for the group with Dantiez as a now permanent feature. With vocals from LaRae Starr woven through production by Dantiez & Kevin Saunderson, plus remixes from Sure Is Pure, Chuck Daniels and DEAS, ‘Good Luck’ shows Inner City have remained a vital part of the scene’s avant-garde for almost three decades. Check the track below!
‘Remembrance – The Remixes’ Coming Soon To Echoe
Francesca Lombardo has announced the fifth outing on her Echoe label, a remix package offering four reinterpretations of her own ‘Remembrance’ track, released back in 2016. Remixes come courtesy of Cassy, Laura Jones, Jade and La Fleur and will become available from March 3 onwards. Stream the La Fleur remix below.
The Belleville Three Announce 2017 DJ Tour
The pioneering techno trio of Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, otherwise known as The Belleville Three, have announced initial dates on their highly anticipated DJ Tour. Occurring throughout 2017, this tour marks the first time the three have embarked on a series of shows under their collective moniker.
So far sets have been confirmed at Coachella & Detroit’s own Movement Festival with plenty more to come. Keep up to date with further gig announcements via The Belleville Three’s official Facebook Page.
Francesca Lombardo Releases ‘Upper Hour’ EP
Juan Atkins Signing
We are delighted to announce our latest addition to Blue Raincoat Artists, Juan Atkins. Known alongside Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May as one of the Belleville Three, Atkins’ place in the history of dance music is unparalleled, heralded internationally as ‘The Originator’, one of the founding fathers of techno.
First producing in the mid 80’s under monikers Model 500 and Cybertron, Atkins achieved timeless hits with ‘No UFO’s’ & ‘Clear’. His momentum and development has endured ever since, seen in the sheer quality and breadth of his discography, including seminal works with Moritz von Oswald as Borderland.
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The Belleville Three Signing
We are thrilled to announce that The Belleville Three are our latest Blue Raincoat Artist’s signing. Emerging from the illustrious city of Detroit and consisting of Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson and Juan Atkins, they are famed for creating techno, as the 80s came to a close.
Friends at Belleville High School and mutually inspired by the synthesis of Kraftwerk and The Electrifying Mojo’s funk, soul and disco records, they began what is now a global phenomenon.
Revered on an individual basis as musicians and DJs, their impressive back catalogues, spanning a variety of aliases, demonstrates a true commitment to innovation, constantly breathing new life into the scene they fostered and sustaining their relevance within it.