First things first, let me start out by saying props to the Works for being one of the few venues that consistently has Techno being bumped every damn weekend since I can remember. Although the crowd can sometimes be questionable and the acts can get a little redundant, the venue provides an outlet for electronic music in Detroit that should be much more appreciated than it sometimes is. People had the same poor attitudes towards Motor. Now Motor is gone, and we have a limited number of venues to hold decent events at. You would kill for Motor right now.
All ranting aside. Saturday night I stopped in at the Works to check out 2:37 am’s new clothing line release party. The front room had some local hip-hop cats doing there thing on the mic, and the back room had some pounding techno. There were a few breakers in the back doing some tight moves and all in there were a lot of people getting funky back there. The front’s crowd was a little boring maybe because of all the hater-aid going around. Come on! The breakers are in the Techno room? The emcees were on point though and the DJ’s were very good and energetic. Better crowd needed though. Maybe the Works freaked out some of the hip-hop fans. The first thing I noticed about this party that was different was that they brought in some extra speakers that provided a nice sound especially in the back room. Also in the back they had a DJ booth that was elevated and provided a nice change to the same old setup at the Works. It was nice to see an event with techno and hip-hop being played. I think it’s a good way for local artists and promoters from different perspectives to network, expand their minds, and cross-promote. So, props to 2:37 am for throwing a cool event and props to the Works for still being there.