Techno is a worldwide phenomenon, but its roots are 100 percent in black Detroit. Anyone in the business who doesn't give props to originators Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson should go back to school, but there isn't too much out there to tell techno's true story.
Toward that goal, a team of filmmakers have been hard at work for seven years, gathering old pictures and videos, collecting interviews with key players of the scene's early days and diving headfirst into the uncomfortable bits as well as the glory days. It's all in service of a documentary titled God Said Give’em Drum Machines: The Story of Detroit Techno. It's almost finished, and it looks amazing, but it needs a little help from techno fans to get past the last hurdle.