In The Groove with Motor City Soul Club’s Dan Austin

On the heels of their 5th anniversary of bringing rare funk and soul to Detroit’s nightlife, Austin talks about the influential songs that have defined the monthly series.

Motor City Soul Club

Click the audio player to listen to the full conversation. CultureShift airs weekdays 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on WDET 101.9 FM Detroit Public Radio.

This weekend at Marble Bar in Detroit’s New Center neighborhood, the Motor City Soul Club will celebrate five years of bringing rare funk and soul to the city’s nightlife.

Dan Austin is one of three DJs who perform at regular soul stomp events alongside Brad Hales and Erica Aytes.

CultureShift’s Ryan Patrick Hooper spoke with Austin about the music that has defined the Motor City Soul Club over the past five years.

Click the audio player to listen to the full conversation and hear the songs selected by Motor City Soul Club’s Dan Austin.


  • Ryan Patrick Hooper
    Ryan Patrick Hooper is the award-winning host of "In the Groove" on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. Hooper has covered stories for the New York Times, NPR, Detroit Free Press, Hour Detroit, SPIN and Paste magazine.