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Detroit-area techno producer Jay Denham arose within the wake of the original past due-’80s Chicago and Detroit motions. He produced songs for most of Detroit’s main labels prior to starting his personal label, Dark Nation, and creating a small picture in his hometown of Kalamazoo, a town halfway between Detroit and Chicago. We were young in Kalamazoo, MI, Denham created a pastime in music as a teenager, playing a bit in a rock-band. Nevertheless, when he noticed a tape of Chicago’s Sizzling Mix radio display in the first ’80s, he all of a sudden became thinking about dance music and wished to find out more. He started planing a trip to Chicago searching for even more dance music and quickly became flipped onto the city’s burgeoning home scene. After that, when Denham relocated to East Lansing, MI, and started attending Michigan Condition University, he fulfilled Anthony Shakir, afterwards known as Tremble, who shared an identical curiosity about dance music. Both started making dance monitors together, so when Shakir became close friends with Derrick May, he handed down along a few of Denham’s music. It wasn’t a long time before Denham transferred to Detroit in 1989. He started doing work for May’s Transmat and Delicate brands, where he released his initial productions as Fade II Dark, especially the monitor “In Sync.” Furthermore to his Transmat recordings, Denham also started recording some monitors for 430 Western world as Vice and made an appearance on Network’s Techno II compilation. Not surprisingly early achievement and participation, Denham transferred back again to Kalamazoo around 1992 to start out his very own label, Dark Country, which didn’t log off the bottom until 1995. Early Dark Country EPs by Denham as both Vice (Participant Hater) and Blackman (PER DAY of Atonement) garnered a substantial amount of interest, and he started recording monitors for other, competent techno brands like Tresor, Elypsia, and Disko B. The last mentioned released his full-length debut, Get away to the Dark Globe, in 1998, accompanied by another full-length, Synthesized Culture, in 1999. Furthermore to his very own produces, Denham also started releasing the task of other companies such as for example D. Knox on Dark Country, and in 2000 he began two sublabels, Slavery 2000 and Sector 616.

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Full Name Jay Denham
Music Songs Steady 1234, Obsession, In & Out, Bir Tütün Yak 2, World Is Our Playground, Pride, Smoker's Delight, Agent 6, Insistent Rhythm, Watching the World Go By, Crank It Up, Slavery 2000, War Dance, Heaven Only Knows, Rock da Scene, People's Revolution, Junkie Logic, Interstellar Slavery, Stroke, Part 2, The Long Way, Swarm, Bright Lights, Find A Way, Dust & Colors, Trip to Kalamazoo, Electro Static, Black Nites, The World Is A Ghetto, Let's Get High, Strings of Madness, Thought Pattern, Dawn Of The Third Age
Albums Synthesized Society, Escape to the Black Planet, Garden of Eden EP, Vice 1981-1984, Anomie, People's Revolution, Flawed, The Truth, Fences, Meat, Asylum Seekers, Life Force EP, Carjacker E.P., Space Travelers, Duel EP, Techno Fugitive EP, Dreamworld EP, Revenge of a Madman, Part II, Survival Instinct, Revenge of a Mad Man, Creep, The System, Mankind's Last Hope, Contact E.P, The Pressure EP, Duel, Smoke and Mirrors, After Thought, Orks, Hope EP, Sleepless EP, In Synch, Lights Out, Mind Storm: Mind Drive EP, New EP, No One Gets Buried With You, Karma EP, Jump Out Boys

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