Back in the days of techno, there were some rather strong connections between the two cities Detroit and Berlin*. Bands from both cities influenced each other, and every now and then techno DJs from Detroit visited Berlin to perfom in one Berlin’s techno clubs – and Berlin DJs visited Detorit to spin some vinyl in Detroit’s night life.
That was back in the 90ies.
Since then both cities changed a lot. In sort: Detroit’s inustry went down, Berlin’s tourism industry went up. Now Berlin’s “techno legend” Dimitri Hegemann was recently visiting Detroit, suggesting to “use the power of abandoned spaces”to re-vive the city – just as Berlin did.
Read on at Detroit Free Press:
“Berlin techno entrepreneur continues to eye Detroit”
PS: Kraftwerk?! E-Werk!!
*PS2: There’s even at least one sampler called “Berlin-Detroit Techno Alliance”
PS3: More about Techno, Detroit, Berlin and all that Jazz: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Techno