As a designer and photographer, Robert O’Bryant aka Waajeed was affiliated with Detroit’s hip hop group Slum Village and then gradually became a producer himself. Waajeed’s first own label was The Bling 47 Group, followed by the launch of Dirt Tech Reck (initially Records) in 2013. Closely connected to the
Not as numerous as Underground Resistance’s super group Galaxy 2 Galaxy, Timeline follows the concept of the UR the Band. A project conceived and run by Mike Banks, and uniting artists like keyboardist Jon Dixon, sax player DeSean Jones and producer/DJ Mark Flash, Timeline is a travelling live collective standing for Detroit’s
Orlando Voorn has been credited for being the first Dutch producer creating the link between techno communities in Detroit and Amsterdam about 20 years ago. Ever since Voorn has been tagged as Detroit producer putting out tunes in the spirit of Motor City.A prolific soundwriter under numerous aliases, Voorn was very
Having appeared in Semantica’s Nonnative series, Stockholm Ltd artist S100 revisits the Madrid label with a solo EP. The dance mob gets instant satisfaction in “Revoke”, a floor-testing exercise with droning vibrations and acidic synth stabs, that clearly overshadow “Pygmalion’s” linear simplicity.The B-side opens strong with limping and shaking outdoor
Release date is in November 2013 Led by the luminaries like Rick Wilhite and Marcellus Pittman, the compilation “In The Dark: The Soul Of Detroit”, paradoxically released on a label from Chicago, was a high-resolution snapshot of Detroit’s deep house in 2005. After last year’s reissue of the album, the
Nordic craftsmanship on the A-side of the Semantica’s fifth Nonnative release. For the start deep bass expert Juho Kusti from Helsinki narrates about “Twin Oaks”, throwing in sprawling dubs of Helical Scan standard and advancing confidently with swinging synth sequences, only distracted by deliberate cacophony at the mid-track.Hailing from the cellars of
MGUN’s message is clear: If you are reading, feeling, breathing this EP, don’t be afraid of Detroit’s economical decay spilling over to the city’s musical heritage. Motor City’s MGUN aka Manuel Gonzales is a fighter and proves it particularly with his second release on Semtek’s imprint, after “The Upstairs Apt.