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Seth Troxler is Beatport’s Artist in Residency in February for Black History Month on Twitch


Beatport and Seth Troxler have teamed up in February, as Seth will be their Artist in Residency on Twitch in honour of Black History Month.

The four-week series kicked off, last night on Monday, February 8th at 6am PST / 3pm CET with a conversation between Seth Troxler and American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and intellectual, Dr Cornel West, discussing the African American origins of house and techno.

Over the course of the month, Seth will showcase a world-renowned lineup of guests that are iconic legends who have shaped dance music history, combined with the next generation of talent, all who have influenced him over the years. Prior to each session, there will be introduction discussions where Seth Troxler and guests will go back to the history and roots of techno and house music, followed by DJ sets from pioneers and legends Tony Humphries, Ron Trent, Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, Paul Johnson, as well as rising artists, Channel Tres, DJ Holographic and many more. 

Troxler commented, “When Beatport approached me to host a month of streams during Black History Month, I was truly honored. Being from Detroit and mentored by people like Omar-S, Keith Worthy, and Scott Grooves, as well as understanding that techno and house history is black history, this is a story that was so deeply connected to my family’s heritage. It has always been deeply important to keep the origins of dance music alive for the next generation. With this series, I’ve called some of the artists that have inspired me the most over the years as well as artists I really think have made their own story for the future. I hope you join me over the next 4 weeks to hear exclusive sets from these incredible artists. You might be out of school but as we say in Detroit ‘Ya’ll gunna learn something today!’” 

You can watch them all on https://www.twitch.tv/beatportofficial

Episode 1 – History 

The residency begins with an introductory conversation between Dr. Cornel West and Seth Troxler, discussing the origination of house and techno. Followed by two of the originals, Chicago and New York house music legends, Ron Trent and Tony Humphries in conversation with Seth Troxler as they reflect on the history of house music.

Episode 2 – Founders

Chicago house music pioneers Paul Johnson and K-Alexi Shelby join Seth Troxler for what will be a stimulating discussion that dives into how house music first emerged and evolved on the dance floors of the Windy City.

Episode 3 – Teachers

Week three brings in the “godmother of house music,” Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, and one of Detroit’s best-kept secrets, Al Ester. Seth Troxler listened to Stacey Hotwaxx Hale every day on the radio and always looked up to Al Ester early on in his career. Join them as they swap stories, tracks, and the lessons that the Motor City has taught them about making it as a DJ.

Episode 4 – Future

The future is bright, with vibrant artists such as DJ Holographic, Life on Planets (live), and Channel Tres forming new sonic pathways. Tune in with Seth Troxler and these three cutting-edge creators as they discuss house music’s infinite possibilities. 


Week 1 – 02/08/21

15:00 – 15:30 Intro Discussion with Seth Troxler, Dr. Cornel West, Tony Humphries and Ron Trent

15:30 – 17:00 Tony Humphries
17:00 – 18:30 Seth Troxler
18:30 – 20:00 Ron Trent

Week 2 – 02/15/21
15:00 – 15:30 Intro Discussion
15:30 – 17:00 Paul Johnson
17:00 – 18:30 Seth Troxler
18:30 – 20:00 K-Alexi Shelby

Week 3 – 02/22/21
15:00 – 15:30 Intro Discussion
15:30 – 17:00 Stacey Hotwaxx Hale
17:00 – 18:30 Seth Troxler
18:30 – 20:00 Al Ester

Week 4 – 03/01/21
15:00 – 15:30 Intro Discussion
15:30 – 17:00 DJ Holographic
17:00 – 17:15 Life on Planets (live)
17:15 – 19:00 Seth Troxler
18:45 – 19:45 Channel Tres

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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