Monday, 5 March 2012

Detroit Swindle – The Wrap Around EP

Only the second single from Saints & Sonnets but with their debut release, Ethyl & Huxley's 3 Feet High, having done so well last year, you know all eyes (and ears) are gonna be on this one. Thankfully, SAS002 doesn't disappoint.

As well as being the label's second release, this is also the very first ever release from Detroit Swindle, an Amsterdam duo who go by the names of Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets. The EP opens with The Wrap Around itself, a chugging, midtempo houser notable for its insistent bass riff and disembodied soulful male vox. Next up is Pain Tomorrow, which is deeper, slower and bassier… bordering on beatdown territory, in fact. Using a similar vocal approach to the EP's title track, it's got something of a 'future garage' feel to it and would make a perfect warm-up cut. And then finally, there's a Pattern Select mix of Pain Tomorrow that beefs up the beats considerably for the tech-house floors.

A very strong EP all round, then.

Out: Wednesday (7 March)

About: Saints And Sonnets is run by Huxley and Jimmy Posters. Find 'em on Facebook and Soundcloud, or check out their podcasts and live shows at Pulse Radio. And thanks to the magic of Google, here's an interview with Huxley all about the label at Deep Absurdum – a website I've only just stumbled across but that I'll certainly be checking from now on...

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