The foundation of techno music is a room with many doors. From african trance drumming, early 20th century 12 tone music to Kraftwerk many things made up the soil for something new to grow on. The importance of legendary radio DJ Electrifying Mojo from Detroit can not be disregarded aswell, as he like anybody who really loves music (just maybe a little earlier) saw the close link between many different styles in his radioshow on WGPR, 107.5 FM in the beginning of the 80's, by the only real definition of good and bad. He played anything he liked from Motown and Funkadelic to experimental music but also the european stuff that had interpreted the in the USA already stopping disco train to create new sounds and easier rhythm structures. Two enigmatic teenagers Sterling Jones and Paul Lesley formed alliance to produce their form of music they were hearing over the airwaves. Electrifying Mojo along with Detroit staff writer Jim McFarlin named the group A Number of Names. Released as early as 1981 the dark feel and the minimalistic structure of sharivari must definitly be included in the search for the first ever real techno track. It became a worldwide underground hit on the dancefloors and didn't loose any of it`s weight in 26 years.
A NUMBER OF NAMES - SHARIVARI 1981