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Eddie Fowlkes

Detroit-born Eddie “Flashin’” Fowlkes was raised on the music of another Detroit native: Motown Records. The songs of Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye filled his parents’ house and Fowlkes took this influence and keen vocal ear with him when he began turning heads DJ’ing soul and jazz in 1982. With friends like Juan Atkins and roomates like Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May in 1986, the eventual followed: DJ’ing Kraftwerk gradually turned into making music.

Fowlkes’ angle on what would become known as Techno was a smooth continuation of the humanity found in Soul. He s ...read more

Detroit-born Eddie “Flashin’” Fowlkes was raised on the music of another Detroit native: Motown Records. The songs of Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye filled his parents’ house and Fowlkes took this influence and keen vocal ear with him when he began turning heads DJ’ing soul and jazz in 1982. With friends like Juan Atkins and roomates like Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May in 1986, the eventual followed: DJ’ing Kraftwerk gradually turned into making music.

Fowlkes’ angle on what would become known as Techno was a smooth continuation of the humanity found in Soul. He sought to bring emotional warmth to the usually cold and machined sound of Techno, seeing Detroit’s new and old music styles - Techno and Soul - as inseparable. Unafraid to combine Techno with Jazz tunes, melodies, and especially vocals, Fowlkes sought to bring the FEELING back to Techno.

The success of his first single, “Goodbye Kiss” on Metroplex confirmed his ideology and he pressed on with hits on labels like KMS, 430 West, Play It Again Sam, and Lafayette (UK) until 1992 when Techno caught fire in Europe and Fowlkes caught the eye of Tresor. He recorded for the label with production masterminds 3MB (Thomas Fehlmann & Moritz Von Oswald) in Berlin that year. 3MB were so impressed with Fowlkes’ vision that they put together more tracks for the “Detroit Techno Soul” compilation that Fowlkes coordinated for Tresor in 1994. The spirit of Soul was truly contained in Techno. Now Los Angeles based, Fowlkes keeps spreading the message with his own label, City Boy. His music remains unphased by Techno’s mutations through the years: the soul is still at the heart of his music. « hide

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LPs
Welcome To My World
2007

Moving To A Different Beat (Beat Down)
2003

Black Technosoul
1996

EPs
Let My Nuts Hang
2010

Tiazoe Project
2008

Headbanger/Rider
2008

August 13th/Save Message
2007

Green Pasters
2005

Island/Feel So
2005

Detroit Beat Down Sounds And Grooves Vol. 1
2003

Detroit Beat Down Sounds And Grooves Vol. 2
2003

My Soul
2002

The Originator
2002

Wow
2002

Tizo Music
2001

Oh Lord
1999

Bitches
1998

Soul Train
1997

Groovin/C.B.R.
1996

Stella 2
1995

The Truth
1995

Untitled
1994

I'm A Winner Not A Loser
1993

One Dance/Stella
1993

I Feel Weak
1993

Passion
1992

Mad In Detroit!
1992

Inequality
1991

Serious Techno Vol. 1
1991

Standing In The Rain
1989

Get It Live/In The Mix
1987

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