Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Open letter to fans and listeners of Drexciya from Andrea Clementson-Stinson

 I have been sent this message from Andrea Clementson-Stinson...

'Open letter to all fans and listeners of Drexciya:

We are writing to you to express our gratitude for your support through the years and to provide clarity. 

The concepts and ideas of Drexciya as you know came from a basement in Detroit, Michigan in the early 90’s. Some have attempted to take Drexciya's original concept and tried to make it their own or use it for their own agenda.  However we can no longer remain silent as we like you to know that no one person is capable of relaying or expanding on the myth/story of Drexciya other than its creators. 

Drexciya's music was never supposed to be associated with race or a race war. Techno and Electronic music brings all types of people from all world’s together. 

To those who seek to put a divide, we are asking you to stop/ cease and desist. Outside of the music there is no other  product under the name of Drexciya. This applies to comic books and any apparel baring the name Drexciya. 

James Stinson's legacy is his own and it is original to him. He did not sample nor steal or exploit anyone or any music. All he did was leave an expression of his inner outer emotions through his music and his world of Drexciya. 

The mystery of Drexciya will remain a mystery and  I have never and will never provide authority to anyone to reveal the mystery. It is the way the creator of Drexciya left it on September 2, 2002 there was no end, no matter how many try. There were two agents of Drexciya and if it does not come from the two agents then please know that it is not legitimate. 

To the record labels, UR, Clone, Tresor and Warp who have been supportive of Drexciya and both of their agents in life and in death, we want to thank you for assisting in keeping the music and legacy alive. 

“L.I.F.E = Life Is Fast Ending……..so live!"'

You can read the recent article in Ars Technica this message partly refers to here. I also wrote a piece on DRL about the errors in the AT piece which can be read here.


Blogger Ur4lyfe said...

Thank you for this

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Techno and Electronic music brings all types of people from all world’s together. "

Please, and you know who you are, stop the electro vs techno wars. Music is not a place for division.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Is this saying that the Book of Drexciya is unauthorized?

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Liam Cagney said...

Yesterday I mentioned this to the comic book artist on the Drexciya Facebook group, where he has begun advertising his new volume. He didn't answer, then had me blocked and kicked out of the group.

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a coward...imagine tarnishing your husband and our people's legacy. Drexciya was literally based on the event of slate traders throwing pregnant slaves overboard and their child surviving in an afrofuturist utopia tide to techno...with The Quest describe the exodus mentioning the slave trade, migrations and detroit's future. You're just a paid house....no wonder only some yt people would agree with you...I hope you get paid good for this revision...

2:54 PM  

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