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Underground Resistance Special On WDET / Detroit / Mike Banks Interview

Our Giacomo is a mysterious chap. He rarely surfaces but when he does it’s with the best in techno. He’s back, and with some underground goodies…

WDET broadcasts out of Wayne State University. Billing itself as ‘Detroit Public Radio’, the station has been around in one form or another since 1949, when it was set up by the United Auto Workers Union.

Back in 2004, Underground Resistance had been around for about 15 years. As part of a monthly segment called ‘Electronic Focus,’ WDET’s Liz Copeland and guest presenter Clark Warner broadcast a UR special, complete with a lengthy and interesting interview with Mike Banks.

Mike talks about the history of UR, the role of Ron Murphy, meeting Kraftwerk, a Swiss dynamite factory, misperceptions of ‘the Ghetto’ and so on. If you’re into techno, or merely want to get some mid-noughties Detroit slang to work into everyday speech, it’s well worth a listening. There’s also, obviously, some great music. Current favourite with us is the X-102 tune. A bit more on X-102 from Jeff…

Rico Passerani uploaded the interview, which we came across via Technopodcast.com

Here’s the tracklist:

Underground Resistance – EliminationUnderground Resistance – RiotMad Mike – Death StarUnderground Resistance – The TheoryNation 2 Nation – 303 SunsetUnderground Resistance – The PunisherMad Mike – Jupiter JazzX-102 – OBX-AUnderground Resistance – MetamorphosisRed Planet – StardancerUnderground Resistance – Hi Tech JazzUnderground Resistance – Acid Africa (Roots Electric Mix)Drexciya – WavejumperChaos – AfrogermanicKraftwerk – Expo2000 (Underground Resistance Remix)Underground Resistance – Electronic WarfareDJ Rolando – Knights of the JaguarThe Suburban Knight – MaroonedTimeline – Time SensitiveUnderground Resistance – UR-046Aquanauts – Spawn (Genetic Continuation Mix)Andre Holland – Vector ResearchUnderground Resistance – A Thousand QuestionsGigi Galaxy – One Step BeyondUnderground Resistance – InspirationM.I.A. – All I SeeThe Suburban Knight – NocturbolusUnderground Resistance – A Moment in TimeUnderground Resistance – Black Strategy (DJ Dex Edit)

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Warning: The file is just over 200MB so may take a minute. Well worth it though. x.

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