EXPIRED: 08/28/11 –  Dan Sicko, 42, was a freelance journalist writing for Rolling StoneWired, and Urb and specializing in covering Detroit’s underground techno music scene and authored the acclaimed book “Techno Rebels” a little over a decade ago. If it wasn’t for Sicko, the only one covering the scene at the time, a lot of Detroit’s techno history would be lost.

Last year he revisited the scene with a 2nd edition, “Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk.” That book explores in even greater detail Detroit’s role in shaping techno.

While not spending time immersed in techno, Sicko brought the same commitment to a job as creative lead of the interactive marketing firm Organic, where he worked for the last 6 years.

Sicko died of ocular melanoma, a rare form of eye cancer. You can read more about his struggle with the disease – and make a donation to help his family – at



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