PITCHRAD #15 - KOVERT - DETROIT 1990-92 DJ MIX It?s something we?ve been speaking about over the last couple of years ? a shared love of the early Underground Resistance / Hardwax etc axis of banging Detroit proto hardcore. Kovert sampled Underground Resistance?s X-101 on his ?No Surrender? track for the Praxis USA compilation released on Deadly Systems in 2000. UR presented a militant and independent mode of operating that was not determined by personalities and tap dancing for the man, and shifted the content and stage of operations inhabited by Public Enemy into the sphere of techno music, situating resistance frequencies in local communities, outer space, inner space, the elements, and across the planet in oft forgotten flashpoints in ?history?. The music that was put out with great focus and rapidity on UR by Mike Banks, Jeff Mills, Rob Hood, and others had a big impact on a lot of producers and individuals oriented toward resistance activities coming out of the 1980s into the nascent terra technic - when it seemed possible to foment revolution and autonomous activity through electronic music and free spaces. And now? On the European mainland and even as recently as the recent urban disturbances in London and Bristol, electronic dance music has been used as a kinetic force electrifying crowds to action...
- 2011-05-25
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