Someone put a rare mix from legendary Detroit DJ Ken Collier up on mixcloud. For those that don’t know, which I assume is just about everyone who reads this blog, Ken Collier was one of the big earlier DJs from Detroit and, therefore, one of the pioneers of techno, house and dance music in general. He’s been compared to Larry Levan and Ron Hardy. People like Derrick May and Chez Damier learned to DJ, in part, from listening to and watching him. I never got to hear him play, though I have heard his brother Greg a couple of times. This mix is apparently from the Detroit gay club Heaven and if you listen to this mix and then listen to a Derrick May mix from the early 90s you can definitely hear the connection. So, check it out here.