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Derrick May@La Riviera
1 February, 11.59pm-1 February, 11.59pm

Put your hands up for Detroit’s Derrick May as he joins Spanish homeboy Cristian Varela for a night of techno and razor-sharp beats at Reverse this month. Derrick May is one of the founding fathers of Detroit techno, a precursor of its many variants and particularly of acid house. His aestethic, skeletal, melancholy style gained him the nickname of “the Miles Davis of techno”. He introduced both a psychological element and a futuristic vision in dance music. Along with his high school mates Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, May began early in life to explore electronic music and sponsored the single “Let’s Go” by X-Ray, which introduced the hypnotic, repetitive electronic figures of techno, and then recorded “Nude Photo”, one of the records that started the techno revolution worldwide. In addition to May, Cristian Varela is celebrated as one of the planet’s best DJs and is no stranger to winning awards, having won more than 25 as part of an amazing career that’s spanned almost two decades. These include World’s Best Techno DJ (Ibiza International DJ Awards), Best DJ of the Year (Spain) and Best Techno DJ (Spain—ten times). It’s gonna be a rave up! (by Richard Lewington)

Paseo Bajo de la Virgen, s/n (Metro: Puerta del Angel). Fri, 1 Feb, from midnight. Prices from €15. See


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