“Underground Resistance (commonly abbreviated to UR) is a musical collective from Detroit, Michigan, in the United States of America. They are the most militantly political example of modern Detroit Techno, with a grungy, four-track musical aesthetic and a strictly anti-mainstream business strategy. They have exerted their portion of Detroit Techno’s cultural influence towards promoting political activism.
“Begun in the late 1980s by Jeff Mills and “Mad” Mike Banks, UR related the aesthetics of early Detroit Techno to the complex social, political, and economic circumstances which followed on from Reagan-era inner-city economic recession, producing uncompromising music geared toward promoting awareness and facilitating political change. Later Robert “Noise” Hood joined the collective. . .”
Techno is black music that originated in Detroit.. but somewhere along the line (at least in Toronto, but probably in general too, in the West), it became dominated by white people. What happened? The Hot Sauce crew went to an underground Detroit Techno party recently and we were among the small handful of people who don’t belong to the camp of white.
p.s. Don’t tell Moodymann