Black History Month: Detroit’s EDM Pioneers

Music

/ February 1, 2013

Week 1: Detroit’s the “Scene” & “New Dance Show”
TGIF and Happy Black History Month, everybody! February’s a short one, so let’s get this party started right (as in now) with a playlist from everyone’s favorite throwback dance shows, the “Scene” and the “New Dance Show”. From the late-1970s to the mid-1990s, Detroit’s low budget answer to Soul Train created a priceless record of dance music’s evolution from disco, funk and soul to electro, house and techno. The moves and fashion ain’t bad either. So pop in your earbuds, crank up the volume, and – if you’re really cool -try to spot your moms or pops in the mix.