From Drexciya to Underground Resistance, Detroit has a history of elusive dance acts, and Detroit in Effect (D.I.E.) is right up there. Originally a duo made up of Tameko J. Williams (aka DJ Maaco) and Odell Perry (aka P-Dog), the group steadily released 12″ singles throughout the late 90s and early 00s, usually on their own M.A.P. (Maaco & P-Dog, in case you were wondering) label but occasionally on Europe’s Clone. They also recorded as Cybonix. And they didn’t leave many clues.
D.I.E. have rarely granted interviews, and until recently the only mixes available were self-released physical mixtapes (Discogs lists two: Live Somewhere in Detroit and Nowhere in Detroit). Despite this, and despite them not receiving the same worldwide recognition as some of their peers, D.I.E. are well-respected amongst dance aficionado