DJ Monty Luke, March 25 at Appaloosa Grill
Detroit and techno go together like peanut butter and jelly. As the birthplace of techno (and, some would argue, electronica as a whole), the Motor City has exported more than its fair share of talented, innovative techno artists — even today, in an era in which electronic music is commonplace and most DJs have left techno by the wayside in favor of younger sub-genres. But producer, vocalist and DJ Monty Luke is proof incarnate that Detroit is still a hotbed of talent. Luke came to the city by way of Brooklyn and Los Angeles, so his sound is an amalgamation of West Coast funk and pure Detroit minimalism. It's a fabulous combination that's hard to classify, as Luke draws heavily from electro and house to create his blend. He's shared the stage with such heavyweights as Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, and this weekend, he'll help kick off the new Full Flavor last-Friday residency on Friday, March 25, at Appaloosa Grill.