Techno Writer Dan Sicko R.I.P.


Wrote one of the
pioneering journals on the rise of electronic music in the ‘80s.


By Fred Mills


It always hurts when we lose one of our own. Sunday (Aug.
28), electronica/techno journalist Dan Sicko passed away at his home in Ferndale, Mich.,
at the tragically young age of 42. Reports indicate he had been suffering from
ocular melanoma.


Sicko was a contributor to Wired, Urb, Reverb and Rolling
and the author of the classic ‘80s techno/Detroit  study Techno
Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk
, published in 1999 and then again
in expanded format in 2010.


You can make a donation to Sicko’s family to help defray the
gifted writer’s medical costs at a special site that has been

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