First names in music, discussion and film programs revealed.
DeForrest Brown, Jr. / Speaker Music
DeForrest Brown, Jr. is an Alabama-raised, Ex-American rhythmanalyst, writer, and representative of the Make Techno Black Again campaign. As Speaker Music, he channels the African American modernist tradition of rhythm and soul music as an intellectual site and sound of generational trauma. On Juneteenth of 2020, he released the album Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry on Planet Mu. His written work explores the links between the Black experience in industrialised labour systems and Black innovation in electronic music. Assembling a Black Counter Culture is Brown’s debut book, released this year on Primary Information.