The man behind the book ‘Techno Rebels’ sadly passes away this morning from his battle with cancer: Dan’s Story: Donations. The music journalist and author of Techno Rebels died of cancer on Sunday. Dan Sicko, music journalist and chronicler of Detroit’s techno movement, died of. Sicko was the author Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk, a pioneering work of music journalism on the topic of techno music.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. English Choose a language for shopping. This book is a well-reported and forcefully argued case for the primacy of Detroit techno in the world of electronic music.

Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk by Dan Sicko

This book serves more as biographical information about the pioneers of Detroi While I’m glad that a book exists on Detroit techno, it really only skims the surface. This is gebels solid introduction to techno music, its trappings and origins, penned by Dan Sicko at the turn of the century as a sort of round up of techno’s history up to that moment.

Goodreads helps techni keep track of books you want to read. Recommended, if you’re into this sort of thing. Anybody interested in the history of Techno. Most of this info you already know. Impetus for the coverage of jungle could have sprung from the tecyno ‘n bass chapter, with the likes of Unique 3 and Shut Up And Dance serving as a bridge, rather than its being tucked way as a footnote at the end.


Sicko also gave lectures on the techno music scene and served as creative director for the Detroit office of Organic, Inc. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I was very much a casualty of that era and it’s taken me until recently to get over my confusion about what, exactly, dance music is and where techno and specifically Detroit techno exist within the many genres.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. These stories are simply classic, and Sicko’s dogged pursuit of surrounding historical context seems to unfold them in three dimensions. Does this count as “currently reading” if I’m kind of on hold with it? For one thing, once Sicko reaches the point in his narrative where techno becomes a “world-wide” phenomenon, his survey of its proliferation and evolution is sketchy at best, and misleading and partial at worst.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Fairly basic account of the origins of techno. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Even better than the version. Caroline rated it really liked it Apr 28, The truth is that no one really discusses this era because it was the last time Detroit felt any real hope, and we hold it very close to our hearts.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Aug 05, Kelly rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Techno Rebels gives a thorough picture of the music itself and the trailblazing musicians behind it and is a must-read for all fans of techno, popular music, and contemporary culture. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Dan Sicko deserves credit here for being the first person to attempt to put together a definitive history of techno as a musical genre.


Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. He also has difficulty conveying what the music is actually like. With the exception of some acknowledgment of the seventies techno-pop act Kraftwork, he shortchanges throughout the significant contributions by Germans e.

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I’m surprised to see the lower reviews that this book receives on GoodReads; it’s an entirely comprehensive study of the origins and maturation of Detroit Techno. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Refresh and try again.

I was alittle dissapointed. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Dec 16, Slye rated it it was amazing. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Jun 28, Justin rated it it was ok Recommends it for: This is unnecessary, though a legitimate holdover from the “Electronica” days where such a multitude of sounds and scenes were mentally and critically shoehorned into one umbrella term.

I just wish it was a little bit more detailed. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Marco rated it liked it Oct 19, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Please try again later.

Pretty much disregarded the latter chapters — those seemed more fanzine than history. Paperbackpages.