VA – Detroit Beatdown Vol 2 The Final EP [3EEP201403]

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Third Ear’s Detroit Beatdown series was instrumental in redefining the perception of Detroit electronic music abroad. Now we come to the final Detroit Beatdown release. Four Detroit artists giving us as good an ep as any of the releases in the series. The tracks by Mike Clark and Rick Wade rank amongst their best, for sure. DJ-T1000, a Detroit producer and DJ known for some of the city’s hardest Techno, surprises with a stripped-back groove that is pure electronic Funk. Wrapping up the ep is Scott Ferguson’s A Groove, a heavy skanking groove with that classic Beatdown rawness.

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VA – Detroit Beatdown Vol 2 The Final EP [3EEP201403]

VA – Detroit Beatdown Vol 2 The Final EP [3EEP201403]

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Third Ear’s Detroit Beatdown series was instrumental in redefining the perception of Detroit electronic music abroad. Now we come to the final Detroit Beatdown release. Four Detroit artists giving us as good an ep as any of the releases in the series. The tracks by Mike Clark and Rick Wade rank amongst their best, for sure. DJ-T1000, a Detroit producer and DJ known for some of the city’s hardest Techno, surprises with a stripped-back groove that is pure electronic Funk. Wrapping up the ep is Scott Ferguson’s A Groove, a heavy skanking groove with that classic Beatdown rawness.

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VA – Detroit Beatdown Vol 2 The Final EP [3EEP201403]

DJ Spider / Hakim Murphy – Audio Tagz EP [SYNAPSIS006]

Audio Tagz is inspired by graffiti street art & translated into tones as they tag your eardrums. These throw ups are their signatures, as they take you on an adventure of techno, beatdown, deep house & experimental sounds.

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DJ Spider / Hakim Murphy – Audio Tagz EP [SYNAPSIS006]

Chris Gray / Moonchildren – Go Away (You’ve Got To) [DOWNBEAT006]

Moonchildren aka Chris Gray and his spacey-yet-groovey collection of electronic music are just a regular part of the Chicago deep life. This dark, bubbly, slow-paced tech-house Downbeat EP Go Away (You’ve Got To) is right on time for those who need a fix. The title track yearns for that psycho lover to get the hell out of your life for good. It Was The Fried Chicken That Saved Our Sanity (Because The Ghetto Is Sad) is not just a fancy song title. It’s one way Chris survived living in the impoverished Mississippi Delta. And we round out this sensual EP with Sun of God, which pays homage to the salvation and rare appearance that the sun brings during a long, wicked, brutally-cold Chicago Winter

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Chris Gray / Moonchildren – Go Away (You’ve Got To) [DOWNBEAT006]

Mitsuaki Komamura – Fog City [WEEDIS001]

Addictive beatdown house tracks inspired by the athmosphere of a foggy San Fransisco. Memories of days with good friends hanging out in a foggy city gives a melancholic feel, but the masculine grooves make this a fierce release that works well in the club. a Nice combination that goes back to some hiphop roots and a love for deeper intense house music that works in the club.

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Mitsuaki Komamura – Fog City [WEEDIS001]

Norm Talley – Tracks From The Asylum [MM010]

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Norm Talley drops 4 dope Detroit house tracks with different vibes on MixMode records. ‘Powder’ and ‘More Powder’ are the peak hour house tracks with classic chords and a steady uptempo groove. Then we got two Beatdown tracks ‘Lost’ and ‘Private Party’ that both stand out.

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Norm Talley – Tracks From The Asylum [MM010]

Juju & Jordash / Downbeat – Solar Oasis EP [BL001]

First release of Downbeat Black label, the sublabel of Downbeat dedicated to slow 4×4 electronics. Juju & Jordash provide Avian Oasis, an exquisite and delicate 4×4 piece with a special guest: an old Hohner Melodica that envelopes the track in mystery. On the other side, Solaris. A complex sci-fi soundtrack full of field recordings in continuous movement made by Downbeat illness.

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Juju & Jordash / Downbeat – Solar Oasis EP [BL001]

Demetrio Giannice – Slow EP [3EEP201101]

Demetrio Giannice with some blissful house tracks that are rooted in the American house traditions of some Detroit pioneers as previously nicely documented on the Third Ear Beatdown series!. Jazzy, intense and bright sounding tracks with a personal Demetrio Giannice twist that deserve to be on that everlasting black wax!

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Demetrio Giannice – Slow EP [3EEP201101]

Jose Rico / Mike Huckaby – Downbeat 03 [DOWNBEAT003]

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In the 3rd Downbeat release, the main star is the Waldorf Sound. This release means the debut of one of the heads of the label, Jose Rico. His two tracks (“Restructure again” and “About it”) are obsessive, direct and forceful and define clearly his tastes and influences. Detroit and above all, Detroit. On side B, (the essential) Mike Huckaby gives us a bright pearl with a piano solo reminding us of his works on Deep Transportation.

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Jose Rico / Mike Huckaby – Downbeat 03 [DOWNBEAT003]