Honored by the Detroit Historical Museum’s exhibit “Techno: Detroit’s Gift to the World,” Eddie Fowlkes and three other cohorts were featured for originating Detroit Techno music. The exhibit captured his over 25 years of experience in the music industry, stretching back to when he got his first mixer for Christmas in 1978. That mixer led him to understand the power that music could have on people, which inspired him to make his first hit record, “Goodbye Kiss” (released on Metroplex records in 1986).
He also single-handily established a new genre of dance music, ‘Techno-Soul,’ by combining Techno and deep, soulful house sounds. He has released over 150 tracks. As one of the most globally, well-known, and respected names in electronic music, he was inducted into the Detroit Legends Plaza at the Detroit Historical Museum, where his hand-prints are forever set in cement. Eddie has recordings on Sony, BMG, Warner Brothers, Tresor, Azuli, P.I.A.S.(London) to name a few majors and independents. He has remixed/prduced The Pet Shops Boys, Moby, Martha Wash, as well as countless European artists.
In 2012, Resident Advisor did an exclusive on him titled “Eddie Fowlkes: The Belleville Fourth”. Eddie was invited to be a panelist (along with Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, and Carl Craig) at the inaugural CNTRL: Beyond EDM in Windsor, Ontario. As a well-renowned DJ, 2013-15 has been eventful: touring with Loco Dice and being featured in Dice’s “Summer Season in Ibiza”, with Richie Hawtin. Also, beginning this summer, Eddie has his start a residency at The Bussey Bldg. in London. Eddie currently works on his own label Detroit WAX look out for DW-009 and DW-010 in 2015.