Berlin based photographer to publish a pictorial love letter with Detroit

Berlin based photographer Marie Staggat will soon release her enigmatic book “313ONELOVE”. An extensive picture love letter to Detroit’s influential electronic music scene.

With more than 170 portraits, her book captures some of the most influential techno and house artists from Motor City, plus a string of profound stories about some selected artists and quotes by them on their hometown and its rich musical history. Her images are not just regular portraits of the artists in their living environment. Instead Staggat decided to shoot close-up pictures of each featured DJ, musician and producer, as their hands and ears represent the fundamental “tools” for all their creative output. Detroit has been an inspiration to and definition of music history since the late 1950s with a wide range of styles from Jazz to soul, funk, rock and hip-hop. The latest heavy contribution to the global music culture has been house and techno – two genres that would not exist the way they do without the groundbreaking Detroit based artists that Staggat features in her book.

313ONELOVE OCTAVE ONE BY MARIE STAGGAT (Custom)

Furthermore her publication is not only a heartfelt dedication to electronic music made in largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is also a charity project that will support Detroit based children of all ages, who all do share a strong passion and love for music. Featured artists in “313ONELOVE” are Amp Fiddler, Carl Craig, Claude Young, Chez Damier, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Dez Andres, Juan Atkins, Kenny Larkin, Kevin Saunderson, Mad Mike Banks, Mike Huckaby, Moodymann (Kenny Dixon Jr.), Marcellus Pittman, Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir and Robert Hood amongst others.

The book will be available in all Carhartt WIP stores + at the launch events. To celebrate the launch 313ONELOVE  are also happy to announce two unique events. One will take place on the 31st March 2016 in Berlin presented by Telekom – Electronic Beats featuring a special act from Detroit. The second date will be in Detroit on 25th May 2016 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit presented by Carhartt.

Further information available here.


About the author

Before Decoded started, UK Editor, Simon Huxtable ran a successful podcast for new and established artists covering many forms of electronic music. No slouch on the decks himself, he has DJed at some of the countries best venues and has an ever-growing portfolio of releases under his current production moniker - Real Gone Kid.

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