Seth Troxler Takes Over Beatport’s Livestream Residency

Seth Troxler explores the African American origins of house and techno with candid conversations and exclusive guest performances during his month-long takeover of Beatport’s Residency program.

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Feb 3, 2021
Beatport staff

Detroit’s very own Seth Troxler is taking over Beatport’s Twitch channel in February, in honor of Black History Month.

The four-week series kicks off on Monday, February 8th at 6 a.m. PST / 3 p.m. CET with a conversation between Seth Troxler and American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and intellectual, Dr. Cornel West. The two will discuss the importance of the African American origins of house and techno, before sets from Tony Humphries, Ron Trent, and Seth himself.

Each episode will follow a similar theme, beginning with a roundtable discussion where Seth and guests will reflect on the history, influences, and important records that helped shape moments and movements in house and techno. They’ll then play music centered around the day’s theme, with guest artists hailing from cities like Chicago, Brooklyn and Detroit, including Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, Paul Johnson, Al Ester, Channel Tres, and DJ Holographic.

“When Beatport approached me to host a month of streams during Black History Month, I was truly honored,” Seth Troxler says. “Being from Detroit and mentored by people like Omar-S, Keith Worthy, and Scott Grooves, as well as understanding that techno and house history is black history, this is a story that was so deeply connected to my family’s heritage, it has always been deeply important to keep the origins of dance music alive for the next generation. With this series, I’ve called some of the artists that have inspired me the most over the years as well as artists I really think have made their own story for the future. I hope you join me over the next 4 weeks to hear exclusive sets from these incredible artists. You might be out of school but as we say in Detroit ‘Ya’ll gunna learn something today!'”

See the full lineup below.

If you missed any of the livestreams, you can rewatch each episode via Beatport’s YouTube Channel.

Episode 1 – History

The residency begins with two of the originals, Chicago and New York house music legends, Ron Trent and Tony Humphries, in conversation with Seth Troxler as they reflect on house music history, with an intro discussion featuring Dr. Cornel West.

Monday, February 8th, 2021
15:00 – 15:30 CET – Intro Discussion (w/ Dr. Cornel West & guests)
15:30 – 17:00 CET – Tony Humphries
17:00 – 18:30 CET – Seth Troxler
18:30 – 20:00 CET – Ron Trent

Episode 2 – Founders

Chicago house music pioneers Paul Johnson and K-Alexi Shelby join Seth Troxler for a discussion on the emergence and evolution of house music on the dance floors of the Chicago.

Monday, February 15th, 2021
15:00 – 15:30 CET – Intro Discussion
15:30 – 17:00 CET – Paul Johnson
17:00 – 18:30 CET – Seth Troxler
18:30 – 20:00 CET – K-Alexi Shelby

Episode 3 – Teachers

Week three brings Kevin Saunderson, who will be taking part in the intro discussion alongside Seth and the “godmother of house music,” Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, as well one of Detroit’s best-kept secrets, Al Ester. Seth Troxler listened to Stacey Hotwaxx Hale every day on the radio and always looked up to Al Ester early on in his career. Join them as they swap stories, tracks, and the lessons that the Motor City has taught them about making it as a DJ.

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
15:00 – 15:50 Intro Discussion w/ Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, Kevin Saunderson and Seth Troxler
15:50 – 17:20 Stacey Hotwaxx Hale
17:20 – 18:50 Seth Troxler
18:50 – 20:20 Al Ester

Episode 4 – Future

The future is bright, with vibrant artists such as DJ Holographic, Life on Planets (live), Channel Tres, as well as Deon Cole, who’ll join the intro discussion. Tune in with Seth and these three cutting-edge creators as they discuss house music’s infinite possibilities. Brandon Lucas (live) and Demuir will also play, set times TBC.

Monday, March 1st, 2021
15:00 – 15:30 CET – Intro Discussion w/ Deon Cole
15:30 – 17:00 CET – DJ Holographic
17:00 – 17:15 CET – Life on Planets (live)
17:15 – 19:00 CET – Seth Troxler
18:45 – 19:45 CET – Channel Tres

Tune into ‘The Residency’ via Beatport’s Twitch Channel.

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