Detroit electro-techno outfit Drexciya was conceived in 1989, but first came into the public eye in 1994 with "Aquatic Invasion" - the first of a thematic series of releases. Drexciya's James Stinson and Gerald Donald remained hidden behind their alias for much of the group's existence, communicating a complex personal mythology of a "Drexciyan" race of underwater dwellers descended from pregnant slave women thrown overboard during trans-Atlantic deportation. Within this fiction, their music - which they claimed was recorded "live in the studio" rather than programmed - was imagined as a "dimensional jumphole" between their black African roots and the contemporary USA.

Sadly Stinson died suddenly on 3rd September 2002 of a heart condition. Donald continues to produce music under other names.


TRESOR 129 Drexciya - Neptune's Lair album art Drexciya Neptune's Lair (Album) Tresor TRESOR 129 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Tresor.181 Drexciya - Harnessed The Storm album art Drexciya Harnessed The Storm (Album) Tresor Tresor.181 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
C#25 Drexciya - Grava 4 album art Drexciya Grava 4 (Album) Clone C#25 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SW1007 Drexciya - Deep Sea Dweller album art Drexciya Deep Sea Dweller Shockwave Records SW1007 US 1992 Sell This Version
CAT 017 Drexciya - Drexciya 3 - Molecular Enhancement album art Drexciya Drexciya 3 - Molecular Enhancement Rephlex CAT 017 UK 1993 Sell This Version
UR-026 Drexciya - Drexciya 2 - Bubble Metropolis album art Drexciya Drexciya 2 - Bubble Metropolis Underground Resistance UR-026 US 1993 Sell This Version
SVE-3 Drexciya - Drexciya 4 -  The Unknown Aquazone  album art Drexciya Drexciya 4 - The Unknown Aquazone Submerge (3) SVE-3 US 1994 Sell This Version
UR-030 Drexciya - Aquatic Invasion album art Drexciya Aquatic Invasion Underground Resistance UR-030 US 1995 Sell This Version
WAP 57, WAP | 57 Drexciya - The Journey Home album art Drexciya The Journey Home (EP) Warp Records, Warp Records WAP 57, WAP | 57 UK 1995 Sell This Version
UR-037 Drexciya - The Return Of Drexciya album art Drexciya The Return Of Drexciya Underground Resistance UR-037 US 1996 Sell This Version
S.I.D.-005 Drexciya - Uncharted EP album art Drexciya / Ultradyne Drexciya / Ultradyne - Uncharted EP(12", EP) Somewhere In Detroit S.I.D.-005 US 1997 Sell This Version
Tresor 137 Drexciya - Hydro Doorways album art Drexciya Hydro Doorways Tresor Tresor 137 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Tresor 130 Drexciya - Fusion Flats album art Drexciya Fusion Flats(12") Tresor Tresor 130 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Tresor 182 Drexciya - Digital Tsunami album art Drexciya Digital Tsunami Tresor Tresor 182 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
CX9 Drexciya - Drexcyen R.E.S.T. Principle  album art Drexciya Drexcyen R.E.S.T. Principle (12", Ltd) Clone CX9 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
CAL004 Drexciya - Black Sea album art Drexciya Black Sea Clone Aqualung Series CAL004 Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version


SVE-7 Drexciya - The Quest album art Drexciya The Quest (Comp) Submerge (3) SVE-7 US 1997 Sell This Version
C#CC22LP Drexciya - Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller I album art Drexciya Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller I (Comp) Clone Classic Cuts C#CC22LP Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
C#CC023 Drexciya - Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II album art Drexciya Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II (Comp) Clone Classic Cuts C#CC023 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
C#CC024 Drexciya - Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller III album art Drexciya Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller III (Comp) Clone Classic Cuts C#CC024 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
C#CC025CD Drexciya - Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller IV album art Drexciya Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller IV (Comp) Clone Classic Cuts C#CC025CD Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version

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April 9, 2022
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February 8, 2021
One of a few indelible proofs of why Detroit is the most innovative techno spot on the solar system.


June 29, 2020
Their music just gets better and better with time. The most important ‘band’ in electronic music (or any type of music for that matter) Since Kraftwerk. I’m liking them to Kraftwerk because of their amazingly strong album output. Their music works really well as a long player which can sometimes be the downfall of some electronic acts. At my count Drexciya ( by that I mean Donald and James presumably working together) and their aliases have released 10 albums, all high quality. Mystery still surround their releases which keeps it interesting. Now a comic written by Abdul haqq is taking the concept in another direction. Music that will live on. Together with other Detroit legends UR, bands New Order, The Jesus and Mary chain and spacemen 3 have improved my life immensely. Thank you James and Donald


October 9, 2019
Drexciya in one word: outstanding. Drexciya in four words: completely and absolutely outstanding. Hardwax lists them as a genre of its own. Clone have created a sublabel for their music. Drexciya seem to exist beyond time and space, a gospel to humanity from unknown depths, transmitted by two gifted individuals. Respect.


September 29, 2019
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I am a Fan of Drexciya ,i have almost all records in my collection and love the stuff. It's magical ,soulful and unique electro stuff and i don't know many musicians i like as well.



May 16, 2016
drexciya for me is a part of an important movement and religion, just respect..


November 24, 2013
there is nothing to be said that hasn't been said about Drexicya, it was a very important timeframe in Detroit. the thing is that you can never define what Drexciya music was, its a fusion of funk-electro-house and even broken beat from time to time.

these were humbled musicians way before social media arrived, they were not looking to be hyped but to make a statement about their own vision.


July 24, 2012
If I can't go to space in this lifetime, at least I can go to the depths of the ocean. Thanks for the music James.


April 27, 2011
There is an interview where James says ' Even if i die next week or whatever, there will still be a lot of music left, i have a nice stock pile left, oh yea'

Will this music ever grace us?


August 13, 2008
Drexciya: Techno from The Deep, very deep H20. Even though the programmers are trying to destroy all of mankind's creativity and artistic freedom, Drexciyan Tactical Seaforces have been dealing mighty blows ever since they first rose above water in 1991.

How did they rise from aquatic hibernation to wavejumping all over the world using high-tech-aquatic-sonic-waves?

By creating The greatest Techno of all time. Analogue Perfection. Innovating, futuristic, original, spontaneous, intelligently produced electronic robot funk including that ohh so important soul/love and dedication to the music, all of which only seem to reside in magical city Detroit. Thats how!

The soul of Techno died with Mr. James Stinson. Rest in Peace Mr. Stinson.

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