Road 2 Detroit: Jay Daniel's favorite spots


Five years ago, Jay Daniel emerged from Detroit's electronic music scene with his first EP "Scorpio" signed on Theo Parrish' Sound Signature. Since then, he hasn't stopped producing and has released music with Funkineven (Apron Records), Kyle Hall (Wild Oats) and on his own label Watusi High.  He also released an album on Ninja Tune offshoot label Technicolour label in 2016, with his own live drum arrangements on the record.

He is well connected in the scene in Detroit and has appeared as one of the most promising young producers to come up in Detroit. Daniel also hosts a residency with Kyle Hall. Resident Advisor points Daniel has been on the rise too "steadily building his profile since his acclaimed debut at Movement Festival Detroit in 2012." Boiler Room called him "one of the most exciting new discoveries we made in Detroit." 

We are hosting him Thursday May 24 during our Road 2 Detroit: official pre-party Movement Electronic Festival and for that occasion we asked him to choose his favorite spots in Detroit. 

1. Favorite record store: Hello Records

Hello Records provides a welcoming atmosphere with an eclectic and ever-changing selection of vinyl and shellac recordings. They sell, buy and trade records.


2. Favorite food in town: Yemen Cafe

Compact, bare-bones halal eatery spotlighting traditional Middle Eastern specialties from Yemen.

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3. Favorite spot to dance: El Club

El Club is an all ages arts venue in Southwest Detroit. They serve Pepe Z Pizza.


4. The best spot to chill on a Sunday? Belle Isle

Belle Isle Park is a 982-acre island park located in Detroit with historic, environmental, and cultural resources that have been beloved for generations. 


5. Best spot for live music: Motorcity Wine every Wednesday night

Hip wine shop & wine bar offering regional wines paired with charcuterie nibbles, plus live jazz and events every sunday.

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