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Derrick May

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Birthday
4, 1963
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
4, 1963 (age 57)
Birthplace
Detroit, MI

About

Electronic music producer who is largely credited with helping pioneer techno music, in particular Detroit techno. He's performed under the names X-Ray, Mayday, and Rhythim is Rhythim.

Before Fame

He started performing in high school with his friends. They would become known as the Belleville Three.

Trivia

He was featured in the 2006 documentary High Tech Soul: The Creation of Techno Music.

Family Life

An only child, he was raised by his mother in Detroit, Michigan.

Associated With

He and Jeff Mills are credited as pioneers of Detroit techno.