Detroit Swindle Cant hold it EP On the “Can’t hold it” EP, the guys showcase their love for lush disco, analogue basslines and leftfield musicians, bringing in NYC native Willie Burns for a remix that shows you the darkest side of Heist yet. The title track and EP opener should feel like a warm welcome to those who enjoyed last year’s “Howsmusic” so much: warm subs, galloping hi-hats and an exotic synth loop that’ll get stuck in your head for hours and hours. “Just not Norma” goes on in a similar manner, this time built around a few simple but effective keys chops and the lovely solo work of Mark de Clive-Lowe, adding a dash of emotional P-funk to the groove. The B-side takes a jump into more electronic territory with both versions of “Tamarindus hollandicus”. The original evolves around a bell-like percussion loop and a roaring Moog bass, with synth, strings and piano loops exchanging their spot on center stage. Willie Burns gets all dark and trippy on his excursion into electro territory. Machinegun-like claps and haunting strings accompany the breakbeat-not-breakbeat and ruthless bassline to give the EP a thrilling finale. Heist Recordings LP
Detroit Swindle High Life The second full length album from the Dutch duo Detroit Swindle. Detroit Swindle describe the album as an "electronic album with a live approach, combining our love for house, ambient and jazzy harmonics, making it a record interesting for the club, as well as a pleasant album to put on at home." It explores the intersection of live and electronic music. Heist Recordings CD | LP
Detroit Swindle Huh What EP Dutch duo Detroit Swindle are set to release their hotly-anticipated debut album, Boxed Out, on Dirt Crew this March. This EP gives a taste of what's to come, offering three album tracks and a booming Laszlo Dancehall rework of the title track (think '90s Sound Factory-era NYC tribal stomp). There's naturally plenty to enjoy, from the retro-futurist garage keys and bumpin' grooves of "The Fat Rat", and the midtempo Balearic house sweetness of "Monkey Wrench" (think warm keys and swooshing electronics), to the hands-in-the-air, vests-off throb of "Huh, What!", the EP's most rush-inducing moment. Dirt Crew 12"
Detroit Swindle The Punch Drunk EP 2014 was a vintage year for Dutch duo Detroit Swindle, with a string of fine singles and the release of their admirable debut album, Boxed Out, on Dirt Crew Recordings. Here they return to their Heist Recordings imprint with a three-track assault based around what they describe as "studio jams". You can certainly sense a frisson of energy on opener "Allright (we'll be)", a 128 BPM deep house bumper built around choice loops from a familiar (but likely obscure) disco record. There's a little more undulating fluidity about the classic house pianos, funky bassline and darting electronics of "Pursuit", while "Heads Down" sees them turn off the lights and whack up the volume on a warehouse-friendly sprint through funk-fuelled, late night tech-house territory Heist Recordings 12"