Techno music originated in Detroit in the early 1980s by young African-Americans, according to NPR Music. Over time it has become a worldwide phenomenon, creating a culture of beats made for dancing. Thirty-two year old French DJ, Mike Levy aka Gesaffelstein has taken a more expressive approach to making music, aiming to create work that tells a story, and he has established himself as a staple in the music world.

Hailing from Lyon, France, Gesaffelstein takes songs with dark, low tones and amplifies them with dance-able ecstasy. His hyper-electric tracks incorporate many elements of hip-hop, though the DJ knew almost nothing about hip-hop when he began his career.

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With the “soul of a giant, and the heart of a lion,” Big K.R.I.T. released his first album as an independent artist on October 27. In less than a month, the project has soared to No.1 on the Itunes hip-hop music charts.

The highly-anticipated album titled “4eva is a Mighty Long Time” is the rapper’s third studio  album to date. Clearly, the rapper/producer isn’t a new face on the music scene.  He’s been releasing projects since 2009, and has managed to grow significantly as an artist, and still remain true to his fans by producing quality music at the same time.

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