We’re excited to share the second episode of Unsung, our podcast with Sonos Radio where the world’s greatest artists reveal their heroes who never caught the spotlight.
So far in the series we’ve had Caroline Polachek discussing the lasting influence 1980s British pop band Prefab Sprout had on her work and Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring on 90s alt-rock frontman Mark Sandman.
Earlier this month, former Crack Magazine cover star Beabadoobee was in conversation with gal-dem’s Music Editor Tara Joshi speaking about Filipino rock band The Itchyworms whose pop melodies and hypnotic three-part vocal harmonies take her home.
Today, we’re traveling from Manila to Detroit and connecting with iconic DJ and producer DJ Stingray. Stingray’s Unsung choice is Keith Tucker, the Detroit producer and co-founder of Aux 88, whose alias’ include DJ K-1, Optic Nerve and Alien FM.
Tucker played an integral part in the story of Detroit techno, yet his story and influence remains unknown to many.
DJ Stingray speaks to journalist and broadcaster Christine Kakaire about Detroit motorcycle clubs, Tucker tracks which knock the floor out and what it means to “keep the funk”.
Listen to the podcast in the player above and explore the Sonos Sound System Archive here.
The series is produced by Eliza Lomas and mixed by Becky Street. The series leads are Duncan Harrison and Luke Sutton.