Strings of Life

A few reasons to post this clip:

  • It’s one of the greatest techno records of all time.
  • It shows the value of experimentation, and how a ‘mistake’ can create something incredible.
  • When he talks about the making of the track you realise that he must have just sat there listening to that loop over and over and over again.
  • Derrick May’s description of the Eureaka moment is great. The fear of realising that he’d just made something that would profoundly change dance music forever. It makes me want to have one too.

5 thoughts on “Strings of Life”

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  2. i met someone today who knows Derrick. that made me feel a little more in touch with the world – i read crackunit in the morning (learnt something new) & then found something to talk about with a total stranger. who knows, maybe Derrick is a recluse & only had 4 friends. in which case it’s even more random…

  3. i met someone today who knows Derrick. that made me feel a little more in touch with the world – i read crackunit in the morning (learnt something new) & then found something to talk about with a total stranger. who knows, maybe Derrick is a recluse & only had 4 friends. in which case it's even more random…

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