Eddie 'Flashin' Fowlkes
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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.Read More...
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.