Bridging the Gap: Sheefy McFly Represents the Past and Future of Detroit Music

Ryan Patrick Hooper

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

Detroit-based artist, rapper and producer Sheefy McFly has had a busy 2019 so far.

He’s already released two musical projects—Jittin’ Ain’t Deadan EP that feels like an homage to Detroit’s techno history; and 7tWINty, an EP that sounds more like its future.

WDET’s Ryan Patrick Hooper speaks with McFly about his new music and ghettotech—a particular style of music that blends the city’s distinct hip hop and techno sound.

A lot of the ghettotech tracks’ll be like old techno tracks just sped up,” explains McFly. “It’s like a mesh of funk, hip hop, techno, and just like, Detroit-ness.” 

Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation with Sheefy McFly and hear samples of his new music.

Sheefy McFly will be perform at the High Dive in Hamtramck on Saturday, April 20th. You can also catch him at this year’s Movement Festival on Sunday, May 26th on the Red Bull Presents stage.

Image credit: Ryan Patrick Hooper

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About the Author

Ryan Patrick Hooper

Host, CultureShift

Ryan Patrick Hooper has worked as an arts and culture journalist in Detroit for over a decade.

hooper@wdet.org   Follow @hoopingtonpost

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