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Hey Brighton. You’re in for something special on Saturday 11 August, as the Memory Box tour bus returns this time bringing Detroit techno legend and deck wizard DJ Bone.
As the guys at Fabric put it, it’s pretty hard to talk about Detroit’s DJ Bone without using the word ‘underground’. Bone rose through the Detroit ranks via his weekly sets at the Love Club (The Shelter) where his techno selections earned him the kind of dedicated following DJs only dream about. At one point he had so many residencies at different clubs in the Motor City he was playing five nights a week, rubbing shoulders behind the decks with everyone from Juan Atkins to Jeff Mills. He is the boss of two of Detroit’s most rarefied labels, and has shown an unwavering commitment to his cause through his own output as a producer, releasing an album, Out Of Nowhere and a whole bunch of raw 12″s and EPs that routinely get called things like ‘special’ and ‘other worldly.’
The word legend is often cast around in the world of electronic music. Occasionally though it seems like just the right word to use. DJ Bone is steeped in Detroit history, and is amongst the most technically accomplished techno DJs in the world. His passion and his unique skill shine through in everything he does and has earned him his place amongst Techno royalty – Mills, DVS1, Ben Sims, Dave Clarke – and as an inspiration to a younger generation of DJs like Ben Klock and Ben UFO. His fervour and enthusiasm for DJing even caught the ear of John Peel, who invited Dulan to perform live in front of an audience at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios back in 2001—quite a coup when you consider that only Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills and Dave Clarke had the honour of doing this before him.
DJ support comes from Memory Box curator and dance floor destroyer Robin Ball.
Memory Box Parties invite artists who we believe are integral to the evolution of electronic dance music.
Previous guests have included: Derrick Carter, Leftfield (DJ set), Kevin Saunderson, Nightmares On Wax, Juan Atkins, Phuture (Live), Joey Beltram, Trevino, Todd Terry, Luke Vibert, Farley Jackmaster Funk, DJ Pierre, Phil Hartnoll (Orbital), A Guy Called Gerald (Live), Egyptian Lover, Greg Wilson, Frankie Bones, Bushwacka! And many more.