In The late 1980s Derrick May exploded onto the world dance scene pioneering a new kind of electronic dance
music that would send ripples around the globe. Like The Stooges, MC5, Eminem and The White Stripes, the City
of Detroit was a big factor in shaping the music of Derrick May. Taking the influences of artists like Kraftwerk and
Yello and putting them through the filter of his own experience as a young black man living in hard urban
environment like Detroit - he created a soundscape that is very personal and unique that he calls Hi-TEK-SOUL.
Although Hi-TEK-SOUL is a sound that embraces new technologies, there is a thread that can be traced back to artists like Prince, Marvin Gay and Miles Davis, a soulfull human quality that gives his music both its edge and its warmth.
Always evolving and moving forward, Derrick May refuses to be categorised by style or genre and moves effortlessly
between worlds, collaborating on projects with artists as diverse as Depeche Mode, Seal, Painter/Sculptor Tyree Guyton,
Skateboard Legend Tony Hawk, and actor Jay Mohr (Saturday Night Live). Despite an insane tour itinerary he finds time
to produce music for the multi platinum selling video games - Grand Theft Auto & Midnight Club Series and pen
the soundtrack to Mamoru Oshii’s manga/cyberpunk classic - Ghost In the Shell. Derrick is currently working with
comic genius Dave Chappelle.
Fresh from success in Europe’s biggest clubs and festivals (including Exit, T-In The Park, Dance Valley, Dour)
Derrick May continues burning up air miles in a World Tour that criss crosses the globe and finally brings
Hi-TEK-SOUL to Melbourne exclusively for the acclaimed Red Bull Music Academy.
The Richard Maher Agency is pleased to announce the return of Derrick May to Melbourne - a City that has become something of a second home for him.
Special Guests: Christian Vance and Red Bull Music Academy participant Jose Jones.
Tickets on Sale Wednesday September 13th • $20.00 + Booking Fee
Available from Corner Hotel Box Office • 57 Swan St Richmond • 12 - 8 Mon-Sat
Phone Bookings on 9427 9198 • Online Booking