Famous electronic music maker Derrick Mayo withdrew from an upcoming appearance on a techno music panel at the Detroit Historical Society over allegations of sexual assault.
The discussion is part of “2000/2020: Celebrating 20 Years of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival,” a 30 May event that celebrates the city’s electronic music festivals featuring Detroit techno artists. that they were Carl Craig and Kevin Saunderson.
“Derrick backed away when it appeared that his presence would take away the spirit of the celebration,” SAYS Tracy Irwin, the museum’s Chief Exhibitions and Enrichment Officer. “This project and our exhibit, 2000/2020: Celebrating 20 Years of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival is part of the history of the festivals and the vibrant community that has grown around them. We all agree that this is a past. more than one person and by saving, Derrick ensures that the closing celebration will reflect that history and continue as alive and happy as the festivals themselves. “
A tweet from the museum also confirmed May’s departure from the panel, giving an explanation to “showcase other industry giants.”
Back in November 2020, DJ Mag published a lengthy report containing graphic accusations of sexual misconduct made in May from four women, as far back as 20 years.
Resident advisor Continues to publish a two-part investigation that opens up a total of 13 additional accounts from people who “claim to have experienced or witnessed alleged acts of sexual harassment, assault and inappropriate or bad manners ”made in May.
May, who is recognized as a pioneer in Detroit techno, denies the allegations.