Founded in 1998, the Red Bull Music Academy is a globetrotting series of music workshops and festivals that gives a platform to the people who impact the future of music. The Academy is currently on a tour, hitting up different citites around the world and inviting musicians, DJs, producers, singers, industry experts, and fans to connect, record, speak, and create. The goal is to explore the musical landscape that makes each of these cities so special and important to music as a whole.
This week the Academy is stopping in Detroit and it boasts a line-up which runs from Motown to funk, jazz, garage rock, major label hip-hop, front running indie hip-hop, and groundbreaking techno. One of the unique things about Detroit is how intertwined these genres are, instead of being divided as they are in so many other cities. Check out more info on the Detroit stop of the tour here.
In tribute to this capital of innovative music, the Red Bull Music Academy has created a museum-level installation of music production and studio equipment. Over five days, true musical pioneers drive home the most respected records to come out of Detroit, with a different music field explored each day. In these studios, lectures and hands-on workshops are held with the living legends who have shaped the music landscape on a global scale. Two night time events put the theory into action, with heavy dancefloor excursions courtesy of 3 Chairs and a special Tribe Records showcase.
For a full breakdown of the Red Bull Music Academy schedule, head over to their official site.