THE MANY SOUNDS OF MICHIGAN PART ONE

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So I’m posted up in the Michigan forest with bags of treats and obese sunsets, geeked up on all the music from my state. Motown? Eminem? J Dilla? Iggy Pop? The MC5? All from Michigan, a state with way more influence on American music and culture than anywhere else besides New York, California, and possibly Tennessee. Madonna was born here, Aaliyah went to high school in Detroit, and we invented techno too. Pretty mindblowing that a state with a population of about 10 million has influenced music around the whole world far more than the megalopolis where I spend most of my days, Shanghai.

Here’s just a little sample of all the tunes from the mitten state, some you’ve probably heard and some lesser-known gems too.

MOTOWN

The Temptations – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg

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Diana Ross & The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go?

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Frank Wilson – Do I Love You? (Indeed I Do)

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ROCK

Rodriguez – Sugar Man

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Iggy Pop and The Stooges – Gimmie Danger

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The White Stripes – Offend In Every Way

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HOUSE//TECHNO

A Number Of Names – Shari Vari

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Moodymann – Give Me Your Love

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Skream – Rollercoaster (Jimmy Edgar Remix)

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HIP HOP

MC Breed & DFC – Ain’t No Future In Your Frontin

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Dayton Family – Flint Town

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J Dilla – Crushin’ (Yeeeeaah!)

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Danny Brown – Dope Song

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There’s loads more…look out for part two coming soon.

 

 

 

 

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