Detroit Techno: In My House with T. Carlita

By: Toni Cunningham | November 5, 2014

It should come as no surprise to you that the music scene in Metro Detroit is pretty big. Whether you’re into rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, hip-hop or house music, there are local artists, bands and producers who create sounds that are, well, music to your ears.

If you’re a fan of local music, especially of the techno variety, you’re going to want to tune into In My House, an online techno music show that features in-studio interviews and music produced or mixed by techno DJs and producers every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The show focuses largely on techno music in Detroit, but also highlights international producers as well. Tina Nelson, also known as T. Carlita, the show’s producer and host, got the idea to host her own show after working on another Internet show.

“I first thought of doing jazz because I love jazz, too,” Nelson said. “But (I) gave it more thought, and decided that I had more network in Detroit techno than jazz.”

Nelson has roots in the Detroit techno industry through her late husband, Derek Jamerson, Sr., and she dedicates the show to his memory as a way of continuing the music he was part of creating during his lifetime.

In My House Flyer

(Flyer for anniversary celebration, provided by Tina Nelson)

In My House Techno Music Show is approaching its first anniversary, and to celebrate, Nelson is hosting a celebration on Sunday, January 18 at the New Menjos Complex. The celebration serves as a “thank you” to listeners and artists who have helped the show reach its first milestone.

“I want people to come ready to dance and have a good time. Come and experience what it feels like to be ‘in my house’ every week in one night. There will be a variety of dance-friendly music for everyone to experience, something for every partygoing dancer to enjoy,” Nelson said.

Since the start of the show, the greatest success has been consistency, according to Nelson, as the show has been able to continue nonstop since the beginning.

“The stories that are shared by the guests have been a very wonderful experience and quite an educational one, too. The fan base is growing internationally as well,” Nelson said.

Previous guests of In My House that you may recognize include Underground Resistance, Mike “Agent X” Clark, Jeff Mills (aka The Wizard), Derrick Thompson (aka Drivetrain), Nat Morris and R.J. Watkins.

Over the course of the next few years, Nelson plans to share and deliver the positive message about Detroit and the music that was created here, which is embraced and respected worldwide.

“The goal is to continually produce informative shows that can be appreciated by anyone who will listen,” Nelson said. “The Detroit techno story is a reality and must continue to be told.”

Interested listeners can tune in each week by heading to the official In My House Techno Music Show website every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST. You’ll find a link to connect to the live show each week on the home page, along with archives that can be viewed via YouTube.

To get featured, local DJs, artists and producers can send an inquiry to Nelson via email at imyhouse65@gmail.com. Be sure to include work samples, biography information and recent photos. Interested sponsors for January’s anniversary event can also contact Nelson at the same address.

The city of Detroit is bursting with creativity and the techno music scene is no different. Whether you’ve long been a fan of the genre or you know nothing about it, now is the time to tune in to techno in Detroit. What better place to start than In My House?