New Years Eve with Derrick May.

Legendary artist, producer and DJ Derrick May will be ringing in the New Year with four shows in Japan. Derrick May is a Detroit, native and is quite popular in Japan, but if you’re not familiar with his work, he is by far one of the most influential Techno artist in the world. Now mind you, Derrick would probably like to distance himself from the term “techno” because it has become such a generic label or because of the stigma attached to that genre as being repetitive garbage without soul. But believe me, nothing could be further from the truth. With influences ranging from German artist such as Kraftwerk to funk, jazz and soul, his distinct sound can’t be denied.

Clip courtesy of Bleep43 and Don Chow.

Derrick has lived in Japan and has a great appreciation for his Japanese fans. In an outstanding “Scene 360” interview with Joanne Shurvell, Derrick was quoted as saying, “Tokyo has an incredible scene. It’s out of control. It’s perfection. The enthusiasm from the local Japanese is insane.”

December 31, 2010 at 22:00
Electronic Tribe – New Year’s Party 2011
The Garden Room
Mita 1-13-2 
Meguro-ku, Tokyo
153-0062 JAPAN Map it

January 02, 2011 at 22:00
TBA (To Be announced)
Gunma, Japan

January 07, 2011 at 22:00
TBA (To Be announced)
Shizuoka, Japan

January 08, 2011 at 22:00
Grand Cafe Osaka
B1F Spazio Bldg 2-10-21 Nishishinsaibashi 
Chuo-ku, Osaka,
542-0086 JAPAN Map it

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