Ash Lauryn

Ash Lauryn Will Host a New BBC Radio 4 Series on Techno’s Origins

Jul 6, 2022

Melisa Yuriar

1 min read

A champion of black dance music, curator and producer of classic-leaning house, and a Black DJ, Detroit-born journalist and RA podcast host Ash Lauryn has unveiled a three-part collaborative program with BBC Radio 4.

The new series, titled ‘Techno: A Social History’, chronicles the genre's spread— beginning with Detroit in the 80s, Berlin in the 90s, and spans all the way to Kyiv, Ukraine in the early 2010s.

In addition, Lauryn will analyze the historic role techno has played from its origins in queer clubs to movements of civil unrest and politics, and how it has irrevocably promoted the development of subgenres and club culture.

Lauryn tapped a plethora of esteemed artists and outspoken DJs for the BBC documentary project, including Marcel Dettmann, Ellen Allien, Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, Honey Dijon and Nastia. The series offers an exclusive glimpse behind the lives of these artists' and their radical roots.

Explore more about Techno: A Social History before its premiere on July 19 via the BBC Radio 4 website.

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