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Origin  Detroit, Michigan
Years active  1992–2002
Genres  Techno
Record label  Underground Resistance
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Past members  James Stinson Gerald Donald
Members  Transllusion, Gerald Donald
Associated acts  Transllusion, Gerald Donald
Albums  Neptune's Lair, Deep Sea Dweller, Harnessed the Storm, Journey of the Deep Sea Dwel, Grava 4

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Drexciya was an American electronic music duo from Detroit, Michigan, consisting of James Stinson (1969 - 2002) and Gerald Donald.


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The majority of Drexciya's releases were in the style of dance-floor-oriented Electro, punctuated with elements of retro, 1980s Detroit Techno, with occasional excursions into the Ambient and Industrial genres. Tracks were mostly centered around the TR-808 drum machine.

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Drexciya, which eschewed media attention and its attendant focus on personality, developed an afrofuturist myth. The group revealed in the sleeve notes to their 1997 album The Quest that "Drexciya" was an underwater country populated by the unborn children of pregnant African women who were thrown off of slave ships; the babies had adapted to breathe underwater in their mothers' wombs. The myth was built partly on Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (1993), according to Kodwo Eshun.

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Reports of Drexciya's disbanding in 1997 were contradicted two years later when a new Drexciya track appeared on the Underground Resistance compilation Interstellar Fugitives, followed by three more Drexciya albums.


  • The Quest (1997), Submerge
  • Neptune's Lair (1999), Tresor
  • Harnessed the Storm (2002), Tresor
  • Grava 4 (2002), Clone
  • EPs and singles

  • "Deep Sea Dweller" (1992), Shockwave Records
  • "Drexciya 2: Bubble Metropolis" (1993), Underground Resistance
  • "Aquatic Invasion" (1994), Underground Resistance
  • "Drexciya 3: Molecular Enhancement" (1994), Rephlex, Submerge
  • "Drexciya 4: The Unknown Aquazone" (1994), Submerge
  • The Journey Home (1995), Warp Records
  • "The Return Of Drexciya" (1996), Underground Resistance
  • "Uncharted" (1997), Somewhere In Detroit
  • "Fusion Flats" (2000), Tresor
  • "Hydro Doorways" (2000), Tresor
  • "Digital Tsunami" (2001), Tresor
  • "Drexciyan R.E.S.T. Principle" (2002), Clone
  • Compilations

  • The Quest (1997), Submerge
  • Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller I (2011), Clone
  • Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller II (2012), Clone
  • Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller III (2013), Clone
  • Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller IV (2013), Clone
  • Songs

    Wave JumperAquatic Invasion · 1994
    Digital TsunamiHarnessed the Storm · 2002
    Andreaen Sand DunesNeptune's Lair · 1999


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