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EP Reviews

Detroit Swindle

Huh, What!

They are from Amsterdam, offer Chicago sound, and call themselves Detroit Swindle. Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets present their debut album Boxed Out on Dirt Crew Recordings on 24 March, but before we can listen to this advance with three essential cuts and a version of themselves under the alias Laszlo Dancehall of the title track Huh, What!. After their last ep on Dirt Crew which included the great John Doe, let’s see how this Dutch couple come back again.

The main theme is an elegant cut, but with a solid base with all the items well compensated to sweep any dance-floor. The breakdown helps the public to raise their arms. The Laszlo dancehall exercise is more aggressive, walks toward a tech-house but with an unconventional structure. The Fat Rat has a clear feeling along the nearly 7 minutes that longs, it counts on a classy and dancing groove. To close the ep, Monkey Wrench is a serious cut pulling to electronic, offering more possibilities and resources, rounding the pack in an excellent way.