Derrick May

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Part of the 'Belleville (Michigan) Three' that came to be known as the 'Godfathers of Techno'. See Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson.

Annotation last modified on 2007-06-01 22:46 UTC.

Also performs as: Long Ago, Mayday (electronic/techno artist Derrick May), Rhythim Is Rhythim


Derrick May (born April 6, 1963), also known as Mayday and Rhythim is Rhythim, is an electronic musician from Belleville, Michigan, United States. He is an only child born to a single mother, in Detroit. May began to explore electronic music early in his life. Along with his high school friends Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, commonly known as the Belleville Three, May is credited with developing the futuristic variation that would be dubbed "Techno" by Atkins. Derrick May is the Innovator of Techno Music which set the groundwork for modern Electronic Dance Music, EDM. Derrick May is a refreshing reminder of the skill and innovation that electronic music is famous for. "Derrick took the Euro-electropop crystals of Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode and New Order beyond its own horizon, infusing it with house, experimental synthesizer work and just plain soul. Derrick is also considered the Miles Davis of Electronic Music."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Mysterious Traveller System 7 / Derrick May 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Innovator Derrick May 5 6
1997 Mix-Up, Volume 5: The Mayday Mix Derrick May 3

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 Heartbeat Presents Mixed By Derrick May @ Air Derrick May 1
2012 FACT Mix 339: Derrick May Derrick May 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Serenity DJ Marcello & Derrick May 1

Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Heartbeat Presents Mixed By Derrick May @ Air Vol.2 Derrick May 1

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