As the hand-stamped info label “DTR 313” implies, the proximity of Detroit vibe is imminent. In the opener “Change”, the Motor City’s mainstay Scan 7 is spreading the wings with lush, strings driven techno harmonies, and the collective that recently dropped a great EP on Transient Nature expresses the belief in hope and progress. Orlando Voorn, an important link between Amsterdam and Detroit, unearths his Fix project with solid electro flavored cascades (“DNA”), which would be a great match to his classic “Flash”.
The B-side belongs to hidden identities: Lost Trax (“The Other Side”) is exploring the terrain in camouflage outfit, when engineering sturdy chords with vintage machines. Once you find the right spot – the B2 plays inside out – a club favorite emerges with mysterious Rogue Chemist, who is dimming lights and sending the Berghain fans down their alley. Sounding more Brooklyn than Detroit, “The Approach” does doing a solid job at 128 BPM.