In Detroit’s newer deep house scene, Marcellus Malik Pittman is one the great names, along with Kenny Dixon Jr, Rick Wilhite and Theo Parrish – you certainly know the score. However, the title track of Pittman’s “Erase The Pain” left me a bit puzzled: The further it goes, the more annoying and pain-filled it gets, with monotone and cumbersome grooves that are lacking the driving power.
Introducing the B-side is “Sync”, a lot sharper track based on a metallic beat being in the same a somewhat lazy exercise that starts haunting you. “Illa 5 Ela” concludes the play with a smooth-smooth jazz house and makes you dream of days when you can sip your wine on a terrace. Second half-time saves the game here.