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Artist : Ben La Desh
Title : Stellar Talk EP
Cat No. : DIRT080
Release Date : 21.07.2014

Track list:
A1 - Stellar Talk
A2 - Whiplash
B1 - Moon Swing
B2 - Call Her

Ben La Desh drops his follow up to the very successful "Midnight Rendez-Vous EP" from 2012. Back than this was his debut on Dirt Crew and it gave him great recognition in the Deep House scene. Since that first release he has done proper work on labels such as "Sleazy Beats Black Ops", "Outernational", "Young Adults" and most recently on the great "Delusions of Grandeur" with his remix for "6th Borough Project".

In this 4 track EP Ben La Desh digs even deeper in his universe of moody House. Taking the tempo down and making the grooves tight and driving. The pace is set with the first track of the EP "Stellar Talk" that evolves around a great pumping bass line and wide atmospheric textures with hints to some Disco and even 80's sounds.

The second track "Whiplash" is a much darker affair, for us one of the most interesting tracks Ben La Desh has produced to date... it winds and twirls around a phased sound that places the whole mood of the track in a spacey almost sci-fi movie scenery.
The third offering is the shiny "Moon Swing" that picks up the tempo again and is a real dance floor joint much like "Stellar Talk" it continues with great sampling and atmospheric "Vangelis" like soundscapes.

The last track of this EP is the ultra slow and sexy "Call Her". Absolutely the highlight for us on this great record. With it's slow beat and the Hip Hop style break beat and cowbell thing going on this is a real slow burner for those lazy summer afternoons... Chilin' on a groovy Tip. Show less
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Detroit Swindle | Boxed Out | The Debut Album Play

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Detroit Swindle | Boxed Out | The Debut Album

Out 24 March 2014

01 B.Y.O.
02 64 Ways feat. Mayer Hawthorne
03 Me, Myself & You
04 Thoughts of She
05 Monkey Wrench
06 Shotgun
07 Center of Gravity feat. Sandra Amarie
08 For the Love of...
09 The Fat Rat
10 He's Just This Guy, You Know?
11 Huh, What!
12 F6
13 You, Me, Here, Now

The Debut Album by Detroit Swindle. It has everything you would expect from the Swindles, some slow burners with a hint of disco, some deep house, some banging club monsters and hey, even some leftfield hip hop jams.

The album opens with "B.Y.O.", a track that balances nicely between the DS shuffle and an old school New York style block party. The track is a taste of things to come for the rest of the album, hinting towards a big party vibe, but mellow enough to make it a really interesting listen.

The one thing Detroit Swindle are known for best is their knack for picking the right vocals. For Boxed Out, they came up with some perfect partnerships. They recorded "64 Ways" with none other than one of America's finest soul singers: Mayer Hawthorne. Being a fan of their sound he proposed to do a track together in return for a remix on one of his album originals to be released in 2014. "64 Ways" has a lazy shuffle, a bunch of catchy rhodes chords and few well placed layers of synths that give this track a hint of "Detroit Experiment", wrapped up in an almost poppy house jam.

One of the other vocal tracks is "Thoughts of She", that effortlessly samples the voice of UK soul singer Alice Russel from the track "Pushin' on" by "The Quantic Soul Orchestra". There's also the gorgeous track "Center of Gravity" that has Berlin based, Ghanese-Canadian soul singer Sandra Amarie on vocals. It's particularly this track that reflects the true spirit of Detroit Swindle's music, a mixture of soul and UK garage meets Detroit house slowed down to a sexy groove with some of their trademark pads and stabs.

They pushed themselves to explore different tempos as well, which not only resulted on some slow house burners, but also in 2 hip hop tracks. "For the Love of..." is a homage to the old school sounds of "J. Dilla", "A tribe called Quest" and "The Pharcyde", combining off-beat shuffles, a gritty bass line and a warm cut-up soul sample. "You, Me, Here, Now" is almost a love song, disguised in a s(w)ing-a-long down tempo type of track. It's one of those "one more tune" kinda tunes.

So there's hip hop, there's soulful vocals, but It just wouldn't be a Detroit Swindle album without a few bangers on it. "Huh, What!", "Shotgun", "The Fat Rat" and "He's Just This Guy, You Know?" are all relentless dance floor monsters, pushing the tempo to match old school Chicago and New York house cuts from the late 80's and early 90's.

With these tracks "Boxed Out" has a great combination of gritty percussions, hot vocals and catchy chords and it is exactly this recipe that has become the much-loved trademark of Detroit Swindle's house universe. The album has a little bit of everything in exactly the right dose, making it both a good listen, and an extremely infectious club album.

Downtown Party Network | In The Air / Call On Me Play

Artist : Downtown Party Network
Title : In The Air / Call On Me
Cat No : DIRT077
Format : 10" Vinyl & Digital
Out : 24.02.2014

Track list :
A In The Air
B Call On Me

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We are very pleased to have the Lithuanian Space Disco Masters "Downtown Party Network" doing a very special 10" release on Dirt Crew. Mostly known for their brilliant releases on "Best Kept Secret" and "Silence Music" the Vilnius based Saulty and Bradka have proven over the years to be experts in producing haunted Electro and Disco influenced Deep House tracks.

The A-side track "In The Air" is a glorious ecstatic dance floor burner with it's fragile female vocal sample and funky bass line it takes us right back to some of the best early nineties House moments.

The B-side features the darker and more electroide "Call On Me" that could easily be taken from a mid 80's cosmic album. It has this laid back Italo groove and long stretching pads and chords that just put you under a spell. The reverbs and space like bendings in this track are very haunting. The bass is groovy and funky, a real new funk electro track.

Hope you enjoy playing these two jams out as much as we do!

Selected DJ Feedback:

Ewan Pearson : Call On Me lovely early / late gear.
laurent garnier : love the deep "in the air"
Death on the Balcony - "Love the EP.. both tracks are great .. Always love Downtown Party Networks stuff !"
Pedro "Busy P" Winter - "delicious!"
Munk (Gomma) - "Metro Area is back.. ! :) Like."
Acid Washed - "Bass House !!! LOVIN ́THIS !!!"
Roberto Rodriguez - "Lovely laidback tunes from the DPN guys! Count me in! Will be spinning these!"
fred everything - "Nice Ep, In The Air for me, thx!"
robdabank - "lovely!"
steve bug - "Call On Me is sweet"
Shur-i-kan - "nice grooves!"
Ralph Lawson - "Thanks I love the DPN guys. I learnt where the name came from recently in Tim Lawrence's book ;) More relaxed vibes than normal but cool for warm up / late night"
Luna City Express - "great release ! both tracks are super nice" thanks;-)"
Brett Johnson - "sexytime!"
BLOND:ISH - "smoooth sailing with 'in the air'"
Nuno dos Santos - "In The Air tonight :) is great! full support on that cool track!"
Homework : Whoaw, this is ridiculously good! Call On Me is a classic in the making. Reminds me of the good ol' Metro Area stuff.
Till von Sein : call on me is dooope!
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