VA – Detroit Electronic Quarterly Vol.7 [DEQ007]

Detroit Electronic Quarterly (DEQ) Magazine Issue # 7 LP: It’s a slick, compilation from Detroit Artists Mike Clark, Todd Modes, Gary Martin, Gustav Brovold, Marshall Applewhite, The Valley and the Mountain and Quinton McRae.

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VA – Detroit Electronic Quarterly Vol.7 [DEQ007]

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]

VA – In The Dark: Detroit Is Back [STILLM3LP011]

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The ever-loving team at Still Music present yet another unmissable selection of East side beats, this time shifting focus from Chicago to Detroit to shine the light on some of the less celebrated talents operating in the city. There is boundless quality at every turn here, from the jazzed out tones of Craig Huckaby to the raw chemistry of Marcellus Pittman. Terrence Dixon does an excellent demonstration of wormhole techno with “The Fall Guy (Part 1)”, and DJ 3000 brings a demonic brand of slow-chugging house to the table. Alex Israel also reminds everyone that he truly is one of the most slept-on gems the Motor City has to offer, so get busy and connect with this utterly essential selection.

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VA – In The Dark: Detroit Is Back [STILLM3LP011]