Motor City mainstay Terrence Dixon is leading an initiative to crowdfund a new club in his hometown.
Dixon’s prospective venue is named the Minimal Detroit Lounge, taking its name from a series of Detroit-centric house and techno groups that the DJ and producer originally began on Facebook. Dixon aims to provide the city’s own DJs with a proper club to play at, with the legendary Juan Atkins already confirmed as a resident DJ.
In a statement supporting the initiative, Dixon says: “Today, sadly, Detroit’s own artists have to perform abroad in order to have a career in music, because there is currently not a single club dedicated to this style of electronic music.” On Facebook, he elaborates, saying the plan is for the club to be “a pillar in Detroit for years to come … We have Juan Atkins confirmed as a resident DJ, we will bring in such acts like Thomas Fehlmann, DJ Pierre, Paul Leighton Johnson, Jeff Mills, Claude Young Jr., Richie Hawtin etc. We want to hire [longtime audio guru] Michael Fotias to build us an in-house sound system [and] we want to work with everybody in Detroit.”
An opening date for the venue has been set for May 23. You can check out the crowdfunding page here.