A Number Of Names

A Number Of Names

The Detroit underground party scene became very big in 1980. Electrifying Mojo was a radio personality on WGPR, 107.5 FM that played all the Detroit underground up coming experimental music. Two enigmatic teenagers formed alliance two produce their form of music they were hearing over the airwaves. Sterling Jones and Paul Lesley make up “A Number of Names.” Their track “Shari Vari” was the first Techno track to be released out of Detroit in early 1981.
Electrifying Mojo along with Detroit staff writer Jim McFarlin named the group
“A Number of Names.”

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The track “Shari Vari” became an instant hit world wide with the underground music scene. It is still hot even today in clubs such as “ULTRASHALL” in Munich and “The End Club” in London. In 1981 the release of “SKITSO (You’re my friend)”, helped define the newfound underground Detroit party scene.


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