"Arthur Russell represents, for us, the essence of an underground artist and a very true person to his passions, he is a reference to all of us in the music scene. "Hold on to your dreams" was Arthur's lesson and we should all engrave that in our hearts. He taught us that the destination is not important as the journey and his music and life have inspired so many people, and will continue to do so. Making this party in Detroit is an incredible occasion to expose a new generation to his talent and his motivations." - Circoloco
Arthur Russell, the avant-garde composer, musician and DJ, responsible for producing some of the most compelling electronic music of the late 70s and 80s, with collaborators and contemporaries including Robert Wilson, Allen Ginsberg, David Byrne, Bob Dylan, Larry Levan, and Francois Kevorkian, will be celebrated on Saturday 25th May, in the Motor city of Detroit.
Russell's disco tracks debuted at the famous Paradise Garage and Loft parties in New York, however the musician's work was largely unknown in his own time. His untimely death due to AIDS related illness in the 90s, left his position in the history of music in obscurity. It is a fitting tribute that Circoloco, the promoters of arguably the most cutting edge underground parties on the planet, help pay homage to Russell.