By Resident Advisor
RA's brilliant new doc with a trip to the birthplace of techno
Real Scenes is a series of films, supported by and conceived with Bench, in which Resident Advisor explore the musical, cultural and creative climate within electronic music's key destinations. Resident Advisor look at the role singular figureheads—producers, DJs, promoters—play in making their city's music scene a point of world-wide interest. They also look at places, spaces and inspirations, seeking out the essence of what gives these hyper-local scenes a truly global resonance.
"You can't talk about electronic music without mentioning Detroit. The city's DJs and producers birthed the genre we now call techno. Detroit, however, has always had a creative streak, due in large part to the boom and subsequent bust of the auto industry.
Quite simply, Detroit is a city of extremes, and its music reflects that. Detroit's importance in the global electronic music scenes is often referred to in the past tense. With the recent emergence of Kyle Hall and other young Detroit producers, however, it's clear that a spark remains.
When we visited, we found a number of artists with their eyes (and ears) firmly set towards the future. After our time there, it's clear that Detroit will endure and innovate for years to come." - Resident Advisor
Director(s): Patrick Nation & Daniel Higginson
Director of Photography: John Fisher