High Tech Soul is the first documentary to tackle the deep roots of techno music alongside the cultural history of Detroit, its birthplace. From the race riots of 1967 to the underground party scene of the late 1980s, Detroit's economic downturn didn't stop the invention of a new kind of music that brought international attention to its producers and their hometown.
Featuring in-depth interviews with many of the world's best exponents of the art form, High Tech Soul focuses on the creators of the genre - Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson - and looks at the relationships and personal struggles behind the music. Artist like Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills, Carl Craig, Eddie Fowlkes and a host of others explain why techno, with its abrasive tones and resonating bass lines, could not have come from anywhere but Detroit.
Featuring classic anthems such as Rhythim Is Rhythim's "Strings of Life" and Inner City's "Good Life", High Tech Soul celebrates the pioneers, the promoters, and the city that spawned a global phenomenon.
Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Matthew Dear, Eddie Fowlkes, Richie Hawtin, Derrick May, Electrifyin' Mojo, Kevin Saunderson, Anthony Shakir, Dan Sicko