Terrence Dixon‘s Minimal Detroit platform will soon expand to include a record label called Minimal Detroit Audio. The debut release will be a 12-inch vinyl record called The Bridge, aptly titled as it comprises techno tracks by artists representing both Detroit and Berlin.
Dixon himself delivered the lead single of the effort, the driving yet eerily melodic “The Musical.” Fellow Michigan artist Rod Modell of Deepchord follows with “Transmission D,” and Berlin-based Thomas Fehlmann and Domenique Xander round out the effort with “Offline” and “Lowercase,” respectively.
The production of the vinyl record itself is also a nod to the Detroit-Berlin connection, having been mastered by Berlin studio Mandmade Mastering and pressed by Archer Record Pressing in Detroit.
“After eight years we are very proud to announce the first release of our new label Minimal Detroit Audio (MDA),” wrote Dixon, according to RA. “This label will honor, respect and capture the very essence that made Detroit techno labels what they are today. This record celebrates the Detroit/Berlin relationship by using a bridge.”
Along with fellow Detroit techno mainstay Robert Hood, Terrence Dixon is one of the artists most closely associated with the origins of minimal techno. His earliest releases landed on Claude Young‘s Utensil Records in 1994, but his subsequent records under the Population One alias found a home on Juan Atkins‘ Metroplex. He has also released four studio-length albums via Tresor Records, the most recent of which being last year’s From The Far Future Pt. 3.
No release date for The Bridge has been announced at the time of writing. Preview clips and pre-order are available via Rush Hour.