In techno lore, the Belleville three operate at something approaching mythical status. They are the originators, the innovators, the ones who made everything that came next possible. Alongside Kevin Saunderson and Juan Atkins, Derrick May forged a new sound from the belly of Detroit’s grim surroundings. Then he gave us ‘Strings Of Life’, one of the bona fide classics of the genre, a track that exploded across clubs at the end of the 80s, and still has the power to send a dancefloor into raptures.
It’s been almost twenty years since he’s released any solo material but his DJing retains all the freshness and vitality of his early days. His set on Saturday is due to be a four-hour journey into the hi-tek soul world of a true innovator.
If you want to win tickets, just leave us a comment with your favourite Derrick May track, remix or mix in it and make sure to leave your email as well so we can tell you you’ve won. The winner will be selected at random on Friday afternoon.
Where: The Twisted Pepper
When: Saturday, 10.30pm
The Damage: €16