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Innovator
Derrick May
Innovator
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #2

Thanks to legendary singles like "Strings of Life" and "Nude Photo," Derrick May is universally regarded as the definitive techno producer; by hijacking the rhythmic sensibilities of house and adding the intelligence of Eu...  more »

      
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All Artists: Derrick May
Title: Innovator
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Transmat Records
Original Release Date: 10/14/1997
Re-Release Date: 10/28/1997
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, House, Techno
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 604447000427

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Thanks to legendary singles like "Strings of Life" and "Nude Photo," Derrick May is universally regarded as the definitive techno producer; by hijacking the rhythmic sensibilities of house and adding the intelligence of European electronica and the spirit of Motown, he single-handedly defined and articulated the sound of Detroit. But despite (or perhaps because of) his status as a "legend," nary a bleep had emerged from his studio since 1990 before the release of Innovator, a collection of his past work. This double CD contains the aforementioned "Strings" and "Nude Photo" singles as well as other classics like "It Is What It Is," "Salsa Life," and "The Beginning," all of which have been available only in vinyl form on May's own Transmat label. Until he reemerges from a self-imposed musical hiatus, your course in the spirit of Detroit begins and ends here. --Matthew Corwine

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CD Reviews

Couple classics in there
marc.fleury | Atlanta, GA United States | 06/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first disk is excellent. There are at least 4 tracks in there that are absolute classics. You need this one, honest."
Excellent CD for those who don't know the history
Parrish V Adams | Chicago, IL USA | 02/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD compilation is a very nice to own item for those who didn't collect 12inch versions of the Transmat releases, and also for those who want a more compact and mobile way of hearing the sound of detroit,The guys from detroit ar very innovative and set something in motion good that has long been distorted and mis-interpreted, so stuff like this sets the record straight, as for the reviewer "lawrence" negative comment below, I believe his distaste for the sound stems from the results of being exposed to the distorted version of techno, your mind has to be open and take into consideration that these were tracks produced over 20 years ago by three young black teens with not much money at all but a lot of heart,soul,and vision, not some rich kids with a lot of tech gear but no funk, and detroit techno is special because it has that flavor."
A HOUSE MUSIC CLASSIC!!
HONDA | CHICAGO, IL United States | 10/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"OMG! IF YOU HAVENT HEARD THESE CLASSICS FROM THE 80'S HOUSE
MUSIC SCENE YOU ARE MISSING OUT COMPLETELY!AND MISSED THE BOAT MY
FRIEND GET IT WHILE ITS HERE OTHERWISE PAY OVER $40BUCKS OVERSEAS
OR PROBABLY MORE... I GOT MINE?! THAT ALL THAT MATTER NOW!
WHOOOO HOOOOO!"