Monday, Nov 25 2013 | 15:50

Detroit SwindleThe only thing that keeps Detroit Swindle from actually being from Detroit is that they are born and raised in Amsterdam, a little over 6,000 kilometers away. So even though they’ve got their four feet firmly positioned on Dutch soil, their heads and hearts are rooted deep into the soul of the motor city.

Detroit Swindle consists of Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets, two guys that, without actually growing up together, have had pratically an identical musical upbringing. A vibrant mix of Motown-soul, funk, hip-hop and jazz inspired them from an early age on and after a varied exploration through techno and house, they met each other by mutual interest in Detroit inspired deephouse.

2012 is the year of their first releases. With their ‘Starvin EP’ on Saints & Sonnets, they place themselves amongst highly acclaimed artists like Roman Flügel, Ethyl and Huxley. The release has been reviewed by DJ mag with a 9/10 and gets support from artists like Maceo Plex. Tornado Wallace, Jimpster, Kevin Griffiths, M.A.N.D.Y and many more. The second EP in 2012 was released on Dirt Crew, the legendary deephouse label that needs no introduction, followed by more releases on Dirt, Tsuba, Heist Recordings, and Freerange during the last couple of months. They are currently working on several remixes and releases, and are experimenting with their DJ/live perfomance.

01. Detroit Swindle – Unfinished Business (Freerange Records)
02. The Organ Grinder – Changes All The Time (Heist Recordings)
03. u – i (Great Stuff Recordings)
04. Damiano von Erckert – No Good Times (ava.)
05. Rondenion – Joy (Roundabout Sounds)
06. Blured – Life & Bad Girls (Teng)
07. CTEPEO’57 – Mono 66 (Tartelet Germany)
08. Jovonn – Back To House (Ian’s New Dub) (Underground Solution)
09. Marquis Hawkes – Get Yo Ass Off My Grass (Dixon Avenue Basement Jams)
10. Thomas Schumacher – Hush (Catz ‘N Dogz remix) (Pets Recordings)

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