Local Axis: Portage Garage Sounds

Museum Tour

Wednesday, August 26
12:00 pm

In Episode 2 of Local Axis, two staples of Detroit’s music scene come together as DJ Father Dukes joins electronic musician and drummer Shigeto at Portage Garage Sounds—a multi-disciplinary creative space that includes a recording studio, ceramics practice, and more. Together, they explore ideas of community, collaboration and interconnectedness, considering how Detroit’s history, legacy and icons have uniquely shaped a creative cohort that defies the status quo.


SCREENING SCHEDULE:
EPISODE 1:
Local Axis: Dabls Mbad African Bead Museum
Premieres: Wednesday, August 5th at 12 EST
Bree Gant in conversation with Olayami Dabls

EPISODE 2:
Local Axis: Portage Garage Sounds
Premieres: Wednesday, August 26th at 12 EST
Hailey Dukes in conversation with Shigeto

EPISODE 3:
Local Axis: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Premieres: Wednesday, September 16th at 12 EST
Aaron Mahone and Eldric Laron in conversation with Yolanda Jack


​​​​​​CREDITS—EPISODE 2:

  • EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | Red Bull Arts
  • STARRING | Hailey Dukes, Zachary Saginaw / SHIGETO
  • CREATIVE DIRECTOR(S) | Paige Wood, Katy Dresner
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER | Jeremy Brockman
  • EDITOR | Katy Dresner
  • SOUND RECORDIST | Wayne Ramocan
  • PRODUCTION ASSISTANT | Rachel Banks
  • PRODUCTION COORDINATOR | Alexis Bowens
  • MUSIC | "S.O.S." (Instrumental), SHIGETO
  • ARCHIVAL MATERIAL PROVIDED BY | Red Bull Arts, The Lot Radio, Hailey Dukes
  • SPECIAL THANKS | Portage Garage Sounds, Hamtramck Ceramck, Gabe Chess, Francois Vaxelaire


FATHER DUKES (HAILEY DUKES) is a music journalist-turned-DJ. Originally from Kent, Ohio, Father Dukes creates a divine dance for all people while pushing the limits of musical cohesion; constantly exploring new scenes and sounds. You can find house, techno, hip-hop, electro, funk, soul, disco, and more in her repertoire. As an avid dancer and local music enthusiast, she uses her DJing ability to unite, move, and free people.

SHIGETO (ZACHARY SHIGETO SAGINAW) produces an organic form of electronic music that blends influences such as hip-hop, IDM, ambient, and house. During his live performances, he frequently veers from his electronic equipment and lays down jazzy rhythms on his first instrument, the drums. In 2017, Shigeto co-founded Portage Garage Sounds in Hamtramck, MI alongside his brother Ben Saginaw and friend Vinnie Massimino.