Abdul Qadim Haqq breaks down the art behind the aquatic electro icons.
Originally shared through Drexciya’s music, the Drexciyan mythology will be expanded upon in The Book of Drexciya Vol 1. This novel will be the first in a series that will tell the Drexciyan storyline in its entirety. From the origin story to several hundred years after the founding of the Drexciyan Empire. This project will be guided to its completion by A. Qadim Haqq. Haqq’s legendary concept imagery associated with the Detroit techno community and beyond for almost 30 years and his contributions to the mythology at the time of conception makes him uniquely positioned to lead this endeavor. He will be supported by his team of artists (including fellow Detroit Techno Art Gallery partner, the legendary Alan Oldham) and members of X-971 Northwest Drexciyan Outpost. Softcover US edition.
Arpanet (Record Makers, Rephlex, US)
Today, Arpanet represents the club side of Heinrich Mueller. While Dopplereffekt has become and more conceptual and experimental over the years, the Arpanet sound is for the clubs, but with all of the edge and quality we are used to hear from Mueller. This is ‘techno’ in the sense that the term was originally intended. Arpanet can be booked in collaboration with Kontra Musik.
Haqq’s tour starts March in Europe with multiple dates still available throughout 2020 all over the globe.
original Arts, prints and live painting sessions will be on display as addition to promoting the forthcoming graphic novel, The Book of Drexciya, which will be on sale in limited quantities.
Haqq was the visual artist behind imagery for the likes of Drexciya Centered on conceptual mythos and afrofuturist storylines, Drexciya remains a mystery more than two decades after breaking through to the public with 1994’s Aquatic Invasion. Largely considered to be made up of Gerald Donald and James Stinson, who passed away in 2002, the duo is often heralded as one of the most important acts in Detroit electronic music.
The deep murky seas unveils more mystery with Barracuda X as official Drexciyan tour DJ. This undisclosed artist is the chosen one to bring forward the aquatic sounds of Drexciya and beyond.
Experience a contemporary interactive audible and visual show
where the music is paired with visuals containing the art from Abdul Qadim Haqq.