TOTD // 08/08 // Detroit Swindle

Published: August 8, 2016, words by Watch The Hype

Since their inception in 2013, the two-piece known as Detroit Swindle have spent their time forging their niche in the house music scene. Their productions have seen them experiment with different styles in the past three years, from dark basement vibes in their rework of Waze & Odyssey’s ‘Please Don’t Dance’ (a personal favourite) to the more summery, disco-tinged efforts of their recent release on their own label, Heist Recordings.

The latter style of deep house/nu-disco has been seeing a resurgence as of late, and few labels are spearheading this more than Heist. With six releases in 2016 so far from the likes of themselves, Nachtbreaker, Frits Wentink and more, their rise shows no sign of slowing down. As well as this, Swindle are known for their versatile, high energy sets that showcase their deep knowledge of music – both are known as big fans of that classic house sound as well as motown and hip-hop. With the guys behind the name known for being very friendly and for not taking themselves too seriously, it’s great to see the success that they find themselves in; they’ve found their niche and stuck at it.

It brings us immense pleasure to welcome Detroit Swindle as our newest artists on Tracks Of The Day. For us they’ve picked four tracks that have made their way in their record bag recently, showcasing the quirky, funky sound that they champion and have also recently tried to emulate in their productions. Enjoy.

via soundcloud

Will Dimaggio

Fusion

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Future Times is one of those labels where you never really know what you’ll get, but it’ll certainly be interesting. This track in particular really captures the mood we love from the label, with some heavy freestyle synth work, a perfectly loose arrangement and a catchy vocal hook. Really a track to lose yourself in.”
via soundcloud

Crue

Untitled

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Crue, a yet to be identified producer, hasn’t released a lot, but all of his 10″ releases have had a great groove and between raw house and catchy vibes. This latest one explores a lovely deep organ sample and has a fair amount of mud in the low end to make the track work just as well when playing disco or techno.”
via soundcloud

Stephen Colebrooke

Shake Your Chic Behind

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“DJ Fryer, the man behind AOTN, is a constant inspiration to us, bringing the world funk and disco gems from all over the world that haven’t received the attention they deserve. This funk 7″ straight out of the Bahamas is just too cool. It’s really ladback and happy, but with just enough of a steady groove to make those dancers get down and dirty.”
via youtube

Scott Young

No Return To The Jive

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“First time we’ve heard of the man, but this release had weirdness written all over it. The 10″ comes with a printed insert, filled with scribbles and notes that seem to be written by a very confused and very funny character. One of the lines is something like, “no ex-girlfriends were harmed in the making of this EP,” and it get’s weirder from there. The drums sound distorted you think your ears will fall off, but when the hook on that jive sample comes in, you can’t help but smile.”

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