A production team made up of native Detroiters set out to raise awareness about Detroit’s most natural resource—music.  Through the powerful medium of film, The Detroit Sound Project (DSP) has become a movement and a social brand that promotes the music of Detroit, its creators, and the influence it has all over the world. 

DSP’s first release stars DJs Richie Hawtin and Black Coffee, and documents the DSP team’s journey in electronic music from Detroit to South Africa.  Electric Roots: The Detroit Sound Project is currently on a film festival tour and has already made its European premiere at the Cannes Court Metrage Short Film Corner in 2014. Electric Roots also made its North American debut at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.

The film God Said Give Em’ Drum Machines is the next phase in the Detroit Sound Project. This documentary film is set to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival summer of 2022.

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See the World Premiere in NYC at the Tribeca Film Festival


Saturday June 11th, 8:00 PM 

Sunday June 12th, 2:15 PM 

Saturday June 18th, 12:30 PM