You Need to Get Right
Real talk from Mad Mike:
"Model 500 was supposed to jump off way prior to this, but the problem was all our equipment that we had in the studio that we practiced with, this is what they gotta rent on the other side for you to play with. We couldn't afford to pull the shit out of our studio. Fuck that. If your shit gets tore up, you're hit, you're out of business. We needed like doubles of whatever we had in our studio, and Korg came through after many other companies were asked. Roland was one of them. Yamaha was another. The only ones that came through was Korg and Akai. For people to have programs on their machines that say 'Detroit Techno' in the fucking machine and then for the guy to approach and say 'Can I get sponsored for a little bit of gear?' and they are like 'We don't know who you are', that really set us back. Okay, maybe we didn't approach the right way with the official air about us, but I just think that Korg and Akai deserve a tip of the hat for coming through. The concert wouldn't be possible without the gear contribution. We can't afford to buy doubles of shit."
You need to get right, Roland and Yamaha. You need to get right. Juan Atkins is in this band. Without guys like Juan Atkins figuring out how to work your machines and making great sounds with them, they'd be useless crates. You don't actually think people made tracks like this just by reading your impenetrable manuals, right? If Lucien Freud was using a Sharpie, you can bet money those dudes'd have couriers running pens to his door morning, noon, and night. Do I deserve free gear from you? Hell no. I can just barely work an egg timer. Does every bedroom musician who wants free gear deserve a handout? No. Ain't sayin' that. Does Juan Atkins? Yes he fucking does. You need to get right.
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