Washington Hill Pictures, The TAROTE’ Foundation, and Michigan Electronic Music Collective (MEMCO) present Electric Unity Livestream supporting Black Lives Matter. The all-day Twitch.tv/GodSaidGiveEmDrumMachines event will feature DJ sets from legendary Detroit DJs, Reggie Dokes, Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, Whodat, as well as members from University of Michigan’s Electronic Music Collective: Miguel Cisneros, Cat Kenzie, and more.
Proceeds of merchandise purchases on www.gsgedm.com during the Electric Unity Live Stream will be donated to BLM.
Following the event will be a 9pm EST exclusive virtual screening on the OVEE platform of ELECTRIC ROOTS: The Detroit Sound Project, a short film documenting filmmakers Kristian Hill and Jennifer Washington’s trip to South Africa to make connections to their electronic music scene with Detroit.
Tickets are $20 on Eventbrite and include a Free Poster (see the poster images at the bottom of our newsletter!) Proceeds of ticket purchases also will be donated to BLM.
Check out the trailer for ELECTRIC ROOTS: The Detroit Sound Project here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAas-nNogwo
The film features well known electronic music artists Richie Hawtin, Black Coffee, Niskerone, Esa Williams, Killer Robot, and more. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in 2014 and is also a precursor to Washington Hill Pictures’ upcoming feature length documentary God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines: The Story of Detroit Techno, which is due out in January 2021.
1-2pm: Killer Robot
7-8pm: Stacey Hotwaxx Hale
8-9pm: Reggie Dokes
Tarsha Proctor-Standridge, CEO of Tarote’ Inc, The Arts Reaching Out Through Education, states: “Art, now, more than ever is an essential means to healing our nation. The TAROTE’ Foundation is rooted in empowering a community of artists through the storytelling of history and culture.
As we are forced to face our current state of uncertainty, may we all find comfort in creativity as we view the dynamic story of Electric Roots: The Detroit Sound Project.
More about The TAROTE’ Foundation:
TAROTE’, Inc., The Arts Reaching Out Through Education is a non-profit organization designed to help youth and adolescents develop leadership skills, build a sense of purpose and responsibility and learn the importance of discipline and dedication while encouraging artistic creativity in theater and film. Additionally, TAROTE’ is determined to educate, empower and encourage an underserved community of homeless artists by providing healthy meals, mental and physical health screenings and innovative cultural outlets that uplift and restore creative self expression.
More about Michigan Electronic Music Collective (MEMCO):
MEMCO is a group of student DJs, producers, event-goers, and friends striving to spread an appreciation of electronic music in the Ann Arbor area. They throw monthly “Impulse” parties at Club Above and play at other local Ann Arbor venues like Arbor Vitae, Necto, and Alley Bar. They also host ongoing DJ “office hours” for their members to gain experience on club standard DJ equipment. For more information about them look up “Michigan Electronic Music Collective” on Facebook or @__memco on Instagram!
Saturday July 11, 2020
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm