Eddie Fowlkes | Ctrl_Alt_Dlt
Murdoc & Sounds In Silence
Honored by the Detroit Historical Museum's exhibit "Techno: Detroit's Gift to the World," Eddie Fowlkes and three other cohorts were featured for originating Detroit Techno music. The exhibit captured his over 25 years of experience in the music industry, stretching back to when he got his first mixer for Christmas in 1977. That mixer led him to understand the power that music could have on people, which inspired him to make his first hit record, "Goodbye Kiss," released on Metroplex records in 1986. That recording, in turn, inspired Derrick May's and Kevin Saunderson's first acclaimed recordings. Eddie also single-handedly established a new genre of dance music, 'Techno-Soul,' by combining deep, soulful house sounds with more digital, electronic elements of his own sounds. He has now released over 150+ tracks. Also, Eddie has recordings on Sony, BMG, Warner Brothers, Tresor, Azuli, P.I.A.S.(London) to name a few majors and independents. He has remixed and/or produced The Pet Shops Boys, Moby, Martha Wash, Juan Atkins, Amp Fiddler, and countless European artists. Eddie's album "Welcome to my World" was named Top 25 by M8 magazine (London). Now Eddie's focus is on his own labels "Detroit Wax" and "Cityboy Music and Eddie is working' on his new group, "The Black Extra Terrestrials" and the terrestrials are various artists from Detroit. pure Techno-Soul baby.!
Ctrl_Alt_Dlt is a Seattle based DJ originally from suburban Detroit. He went to his first rave party in '99 and was strongly influenced by the sounds coming out of the city. He started DJing in 2001 and naturally gravitated towards the Midwest's dark, stark style of techno. Today, Ctrl_Alt_Dlt rides the fine line between techno and house, playing sets consisting of cerebral, psychedelic tracks that wring maximal power from minimal elements. In addition to a long standing residency at Seattle's esteemed Electric Tea Garden, he's also a founding member of Sweatbox, a strictly techno based productions crew who've spearheaded numerous weekly, monthly, and one-off parties over the last 4 years, bringing the likes of Mark Henning, Derek Plaslaiko, Mikael Stavöstrand, Camea, and Dan Bell, to name but a small fraction. His production game is still in it's infancy but he's got early releases out on From 0-1, Peloton Muisque, and Mindshift Records, with more action on the horizon. He is also a contributing writer for Plasmodium and The Stranger.