Detroit Swindle

High Life

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Detroit Swindle present ‘High Life’, their second studio album due on the 25th May 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 the release will coincide 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’ incorporates none other than Dutch nine-piece brass band.

TRACK LISTING

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

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