Sound is one the most important senses, stimulating everything from nostalgia to emotion. Whether we’re being served audio through music, podcasts, the human voice, or even the hustle and bustle of the city, people crave sound. One metropolis known for being a sonic haven is Detroit, Michigan.

The midwestern city is most known for having “The Motown Sound,” which speaks directly to the impact of Motown Records. Founded by Berry Gordy in 1959, the label spearheaded a distinctive wave of soul music with a pop appeal that still continues to influence artists all over the world today. From stellar acts like Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, The Jackson 5, and The Supremes, to name a few, Detroit has produced music legends who exemplify what happens when sound meets style.