Rewatch Seth Troxler’s Beatport Residency Takeover for Black History Month
Rewatch Seth Troxler’s Beatport Residency Takeover for Black History MonthMarch 5, 2021
For our first Beatport Residency of 2021 — a program that hands our Twitch channel over to some of the world’s best dance music artists for a month of hand-picked livestreams — Detroit native Seth Troxler put together a one-of-a-kind line-up to celebrate Black History Month. Filled with talks about the Black origins of house and techno, exclusive performances from some of Brooklyn, Detroit, and Chicago’s most legendary pioneers, and much more, each week was a lesson in dance music history that was wonderfully informative and dance floor friendly.
Each episode followed 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.
To kick things off, Seth Troxler invited world-famous intellectual Dr. Cornel West to discuss the origination of house and techno by African American creators. Joining the discussions and following them up with performances were legends like Ron Trent, Kevin Saunderson, and Tony Humphries. From there, guests such as Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, Paul Johnson, Al Ester, Channel Tres, DJ Holographic, and more proceeded to dive in with a set centered around each day’s theme.
But don’t worry if you missed it — we’ve compiled all the episodes of Seth Troxler’s Beatport Residency below for your viewing pleasure. Get locked, find your groove, and learn and thing or two!
EPISODE ONE — HISTORY
Intro Discussion w/ Dr. Cornel West
Discussion w/ Ron Trent and Tony Humphries
Tony Humpries DJ Set
Seth Troxler DJ Set: History
Ron Trent DJ Set
EPISODE TWO — FOUNDERS
Intro Discussion w/ Paul Johnson and K-Alexi Shelby
Paul Johnson DJ Set
Seth Troxler DJ Set: Founders
K-Alexi Shelby DJ Set
EPISODE THREE — TEACHERS
Intro Discussion w/ Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, Al Ester, and Kevin Saunderson
Stacey Hotwaxx Hale DJ Set
Seth Troxler DJ Set: Teachers
Al Ester DJ Set
EPISODE FOUR — FUTURE
Intro Discussion w/ DJ Holographic, Demuir, and Life on Planets
DJ Holographic DJ Set
Life on Planets (LIVE)
Discussion w/ Deon Cole (guest speaker)
Brandon Lucas (LIVE DJ Set)
Demuir DJ Set
Channel Tres DJ Set