This edition of Detroit Sounds comes from the Museum of Contemporary Art Director Elysia Borowy-Reeder, whose compilation of Detroit ladies makes us absolutely swoon. An original boss(lady), she is our personal hero and, quite frankly, if you give a damn about contemporary art, should be yours too. She has dedicated her entire life to art and culture—and has curated over 50 exhibitions—including Dark Fair NYC and Dark Fair Cologne—has received a NEA and Joyce Foundation award for her curatorial efforts. Her latest curatorial endeavor features Cass Corridor artist Michael Luchs and internationally known artist Tal R.  

Tal R’s solo exhibition at MOCAD, This Is Not Detroit, is up and runs through Sunday, 29th July, 2018. For the inside scoop, click here to read our interview with Elysia. 

Click here to listen to Elysia’s mix.



A Walk in the Park by DJ Minx 

Nights Over Egypt by The Jones Girls  

Dancing in the Street by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas 

I Want to Thank You by Alicia Meyers 

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin 

Lover Girl by Teena Marie 

Vogue by Madonna  

I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross