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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To be fair, the rebeos half of the book is scattere 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. 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.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Pretty much disregarded the latter chapters — those seemed more fanzine than history. At any rate, I’m going off on tangents of sickk own here I do generally think a lot of these genres get spliced apart from each other to their detrimentbut suffice it to say that the parts of this book that work really work – and you won’t really find them covered anywhere else hence the solid five star rating.

Trivia About Techno Rebels: Due to the nature of its short, quick analysis, it runs through the history of the genre fairly quickly, not really giving the reader a lot of time to sit down and focus on little details, individual stories and anecdotes that contribute to the reader’s understanding of where this genre came from and how people created it.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Dan Sicko deserves credit here for being the first person to attempt to put together a definitive history of techno as a musical genre. Easily the most comprehensive book ever written on Detroit Techno, and Detroit’s overall contribution to the tedhno electronic music scene. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Showing of 23 reviews. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Lists with This Book. Return to Book Page. The book does a great job of digging deep into the socioeconomics of the era that gave birth to rebeos genre, so that by the time you get to the big Charivari party, you understand exactly why these kids are blending the things that they’re blending together and where the genre was born.

Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk by Dan Sicko

Amazon Drive Cloud storage can Amazon. A must read for fans of Detroit, and electronic music. Pages with related products. Aug 29, Monica marked it as to-read. But some history I wanted: Double and the Kemet Crew would have been more than welcome additions to the narrative.

Ian Thompson rated it really liked it Dec 14, Sicko concludes by investigating how Detroit techno functions today after the contrived electronica boom of the late s, through the original artists, new sounds, and Detroit’s annual electronic music festival. Love Saves the Day: For one thing, once Sicko reaches dzn 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. Due to the nature of its short, quick analysis, it runs through the history of the genre fairly quickly, not really giving the reader a technl of time to sit down and focus on little details, individual tecnho and anecdotes that contribute to the reader’s unders A really quick, engaging read on a very maligned and misunderstood genre of electronic music.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Sicko also gave lectures on the techno music scene and served as creative director for the Detroit office of Organic, Inc.

The latter might have been more elegantly accomplished if they’d all been threaded together along with Detroit cats like Suburban Knight and Sean Deasonemphasizing the increasing global nature of the music through juxtaposition as it would have been during a DJ set rather than splitting it all up into mini-sections logical and encyclopedic, but leaves a bad siclo of entropy.


When texhno was originally published inTechno Rebels became the definitive text on a hard-to-define but vital genre of music. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Caroline rated it really liked it Apr 28, For those that febels in the know, this is considered the bible. 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.

Excellent background for techno heads and extremely well written. One of these items ships sooner than the other. I think everyone is very careful about this era being exploited, and Dna am glad this book didn’t do so. Ideally, this book would have been split into multiple volumes in order to fully explore the contributions made by each city. Sometimes the writing lacks flash, and might seem even dry to some, but it gets the job done.

Now the DEMF is just a quick cash-grab. Don’t have a Kindle? Chris rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Incredibly wide perspective of what Techno is yechno, as well as its history. Griffin Waterman rated it really liked it Feb 18, He also has difficulty conveying what the rebrls is actually like. Congrats to Sicko – he’s done a terrific job! Fairly basic account of the origins of techno. Overall, though, it’s a very engaging and interesting read.