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Detroit Swindle present ‘High Life’, their second studio album on the duo’s own Heist Recordings. The heart of the album was recorded over a three week period at their Amsterdam studio in March 2017 and coincides with the fifth anniversary of the label.
Since forming in 2011, the Dutch duo have carved a unique place for themselves in the scene. Their sound - which merges references from multiple decades into one smooth aesthetic - quickly rose to popularity for its careful blend of soul and rhythm, taking cues from their passion for obscure records, with influences ranging from house and funk to afrobeat and soul. Dynamic live shows and DJ sets afford them a packed touring schedule across the globe, whilst their label Heist Recordings is credited with consistently breaking new artists.
The album explores the intersection of live and electronic music, with much of the improvised material left largely untouched to maintain its organic sensibilities. 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."
‘High Life’ explores stripped back soul and groove driven house over ten glistening productions. Featured on the album are a sun-drenched collaboration with British singer/songwriter Tom Misch and a deep workout with the vocals of trained gospel singer turned house aficionado Seven Davis Jr. Lorenz Rhode, who accompanies the duo for their live shows, features on the infectious melodies of ‘High life’. ‘Call of the Wild’ even incorporates a Dutch nine-piece brass band!
Tracklist CD :
1 Detroit Swindle - Ketama Gold
2 Detroit Swindle Ft. Lorenz Rhode - High Life
3 Detroit Swindle Ft. Jungle By Night - Call Of The Wild
4 Detroit Swindle Ft. Tom Misch - Yes, No, Maybe
5 Detroit Swindle - The Girl From Shiraz
6 Detroit Swindle Ft. Seven Davis Jr. - Flavourism
7 Detroit Swindle - Freeqy Polly
8 Detroit Swindle - Ex Machina
9 Detroit Swindle - Cut U Loose
10 Detroit Swindle - Lucky Number 13
Track List 2LP
A1 Detroit Swindle - Ketama Gold
A2 Detroit Swindle Ft. Lorenz Rhode - High Life
B1 Detroit Swindle Ft. Jungle By Night - Call Of The Wild
B2 Detroit Swindle Ft. Tom Misch - Yes, No, Maybe
B3 Detroit Swindle - The Girl From Shiraz
C1 Detroit Swindle Ft. Seven Davis Jr. - Flavourism
C2 Detroit Swindle - Freeqy Polly
D1 Detroit Swindle - Ex Machina
D2 Detroit Swindle - Cut U Loose
D3 Detroit Swindle - Lucky Number 13