Beatport Announces Seth Troxler Residency for Black History Month

Seth Troxler

Detroit DJ Seth Troxler will be taking over Beatport’s Twitch channel as February’s Artist in Residency to celebrate Black History Month.


Ever since the pandemic began, Beatport has looked to the virtual realm to bring forth unique artists, label showcases, and charity fundraisers to keep everyone grooving to the beat. Now, to celebrate Black History Month, they’ve announced their latest Artist in Residency with renowned DJ Seth Troxler taking the reins for a four-week series.

Focused on education, each edition of the series will see special guests join Seth Troxler to discuss and reflect on the history of house and techno. They’ll dive into the influences that led to the creation of these genres, the influential artists who drove the scene forward, and the most important records that have been released over the years. And of course, there will be a plethora of DJ sets to immerse yourself in as well.

Kicking off on Monday, February 8 at 6am PT (3pm CET), Seth Troxler will be joined by philosopher, political activist, author, and social critic Dr. Cornel West to discuss the African American origins of house and techno. Also joining in for the first episode are Chicago and New York house legends Ron Trent and Tony Humphries who will reflect on the history of the genres as well.

The second episode will focus on the founders of the house scene with Chicago house music pioneers Paul Johnson and K-Alexi Shelby gracing the show with a conversation about the genre’s evolution in the Windy City. Then, the “godmother of house music,” Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, and Detroit’s Al Ester will join in to share stories about the scene’s growth in the Motor City during the third week. Finally, to close out the four-week run, Seth Troxler will set his sights on the future with guests including DJ Holographic, Life on Planets, and Channel Tres to discuss the next wave of house music.

“It has always been deeply important to keep the origins of dance music alive for the next generation. With this series, I’ve called some of the artists that have inspired me the most over the years as well as artists I really think have made their own story for the future. I hope you join me over the next 4 weeks to hear exclusive sets from these incredible artists. You might be out of school but as we say in Detroit ‘Ya’ll gunna learn something today!'”

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Check out the full set times below, make sure to follow Beatport on Twitch to know the moment it goes live, and let us know where you’ll be tuning in from in the comments!

Tune in to Seth Troxler’s Artist in Residency Showcase on Twitch:


Lineup and Set Times

Please Note: All times are in CET below, so make sure to adjust to your current timezone.

Week 1 – 02/08/21

  • 15:00 – 15:30 Intro Discussion with Seth Troxler, Dr. Cornel West, Tony Humphries, and Ron Trent
  • 15:30 – 17:00 Tony Humphries
  • 17:00 – 18:30 Seth Troxler
  • 18:30 – 20:00 Ron Trent

Week 2 – 02/15/21

  • 15:00 – 15:30 Intro Discussion
  • 15:30 – 17:00 Paul Johnson
  • 17:00 – 18:30 Seth Troxler
  • 18:30 – 20:00 K-Alexi Shelby

Week 3 – 02/22/21

  • 15:00 – 15:30 Intro Discussion
  • 15:30 – 17:00 Stacey Hotwaxx Hale
  • 17:00 – 18:30 Seth Troxler
  • 18:30 – 20:00 Al Ester

Week 4 – 03/01/21

  • 15:00 – 15:30 Intro Discussion
  • 15:30 – 17:00 DJ Holographic
  • 17:00 – 17:15 Life on Planets (live)
  • 17:15 – 19:00 Seth Troxler
  • 18:45 – 19:45 Channel Tres
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