15 Aug 2019

Metro Area - Retro futurism

From Nights, 7:12 pm on 15 August 2019

Nights' Electronic Music Cultural Ambassador, Paul Berrington joins Bryan in the studio once again. He treats us to a few tracks from Metro Area.

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Photo: Metroarea1.jpg: flickr user Matthew Johnston, P4k, FlickreviewRderivative work: Pemu [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani struck up a friendship in 1998 after discovering that they both loved techno icons Kraftwerk, soulful disco producer James "D-Train" Williams, and Detroit techno pioneer Derrick May.

Both had been making music since the late 80s, Darshan the lesser known, recording under several aliases including; Acronym City, City of God, and Essa 3.  They released one track together as Phenom on West Coast label Aquarhythms and then decided on Metro Area.