I went out on Friday night to catch some art at the Red Bull House of Art (RBHOA) in the Eastern Market and then I made my way over to the after party at TV lounge with DJ Eddie C. Both experiences were inspiring and have resonated within my bones ever since. The RBHOA was amazingly packed. Probably close to 1000 people came through the door to see local artists display their visual pieces while DJ Michael Geiger provided a sonic backdrop for the unique event. I went primarily to see Tadd Mullinix’s paintings. Tadd is a Michigan native and is also an electronic music artist who plays under the name Dabrye and JTC. Clearly he’s a talented and busy fellow, and it was great to see the visual side of his artistic soul. All the artists involved had beautiful works and the vibe was crazy.
On to the after party; it was equally as bananas. TV lounge is known for its big shows and this one certainly didn’t disappoint. The Canadian born Berlin transplant Eddie C would headline, and headline correctly. Playing an all vinyl set with and E & S rotary mixer in the middle made it even more special. Acid House grooves intertwined with Disco loops and slamming beats made the night move quickly. It’s not often anymore we get to see Technics rocked like that, and it was sincerely refreshing to see Eddie C put it down with his heart and soul inside every mix. He kept an outdoor tent fully packed throughout the night and created a vibe that fit Detroit very well. Truly hype and truly underground… I also managed to catch some of Mr. Joshooa’s opening performance, and this was also supremely on point. He set the table perfectly and Eddie C cooked the speakers till they were done like dinner. It was a good night. Be sure to check the few short videos below to witness the vibe that Detroit brought for this banger.