incl dl code, detroit swindle present ‘high life, their second studio album due on the 28th may on the duos own heist recordings. the heart of the album was recorded over a three week period at their amsterdam studio in march 2017, and the release will coincide with the fifth anniversary of the label. since forming in 2011, the dutch duo have carved a unique place for themselves in the scene. their sound - which merges references from multiple decades into one smooth aesthetic - quickly rose to popularity for its careful blend of soul and rhythm, taking cues from their passion for obscure records, with influences ranging from house and funk to afrobeat and soul. dynamic live shows and dj sets afford them a packed touring schedule across the globe, whilst their label heist recordings is credited with consistently breaking new artists. the album explores the intersection of live and electronic music, with much of the improvised material left largely untouched to maintain its organic sensibilities. detroit swindle describe the album as an electronic album with a live approach, combining our love for house, ambient and jazzy harmonics, making it a record interesting for the club, as well as a pleasant album to put on at home.
FLAVOURISM EP (LTD. 180 G VINYL, FEAT. PEPE BRADOCK)
12" Vinyl, 180 g+mp3 D23.04.18
vinyl 12inch (180 g vinyl, limited full cover) 1st single of the long awaited new album high life featuring pepe bradock mix + pepes >urgent spookapella<, john barera & will martin boomerang dub, original mix
4 years after the conception of heist recordings with the break up to make up ep by label heads detroit swindle, they deliver their 4th solo record and release no.26 for the label. on the cant hold it ep, the guys showcase their love for lush disco, analogue basslines and leftfield musicians, bringing in nyc native willie burns for a remix that shows you the darkest side of heist yet.
** repress 2016 / blackl vinyl !! **
detroit swindle have been making great waves in 2013 and more than live up to the hype with their powerful & stripped back soulful take on house. sometimes features a full female vox and that freak stuff walks a darker path with shades of basic channel. soulphiction completes a winning package with a deep underground house mix of that freak stuff!
THE CIRCULAR CITY EP (MATTHEW HERBERT REMIX)(180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180 g D03.10.16
detroit swindle cap off a blazing summer as they return home to their own heist recordings and in doing so present a landmark 12inch to add to their blooming catalogue. this is their first addition to the label since the hugely successful in reverse ep and it comes as a package that fans both old and new will relish: a jubilant record melding the most grooveladen strands of disco, funk, soul and house.
detroit swindle return to freerange with an exclusive track following the incredibly well received figure of speech and unfinished business releases. their label heist continues to hog the top spots on the leading download sites and their releases on freerange have been amongst the labels biggest sellers. recent detroit swindle remixes of romanthony, hercules & love affair and seven davis jr have helped confirm the dutch duo as one of the most exciting and hyped deep house acts to emerge from amsterdam in recent years. tijuana based artist soul of hex aka sébastien vorhaus already boasts material on the likes of mcde, quintessentials and his own vicario ltd. the new project has already seen huge support from larry heard (including 2 remixes from the man himself on his release lip reading), and is fast becoming an in-demand multi-instrumentalist live and visual show.
2016 repress, without artwork cover
heist kicks off the new year with the first ep of detroit swindle since they put out their album boxed out back in march 14. the punch drunk ep is the result of a series of jam sessions in their studio, experimenting with their ever growing studio setup.
after a killer 2015 for heist that brought with it 12inches from (a.o.) brame & hamo, fouk and new recruit m.ono, and a great frits wentink release to kick off 2016, were happy to bring you this bright and vibrant package courtesy of..ourselves. 2015 has been such an amazing and busy year for us, with loads of work on a new version of our live show with a new detroit swindle member on the keys well as countless other shows and records on heist and freerange). pressing on 180 gram vinyl.
the swindlers return and not a minute too soon as far as were concerned! the hardest working duo in house music have had a mental couple of years playing every club and festival known to man, having babies, seemingly buying up the entire stock of vintage studio gear off ebay and thankfully knocking out some banging tunes on top of all that. well all club bangers gratefully received here at freerange so with open arms and ears were happy to be bringing you the figure of speech ep.
listen to this if you like: anything that weve put out last year, wrapped together in a lovely double pack of a 12inch and 10inch. the roundup part 1 is the first part of an annual recurring event: the big heist family remix ep, where all artist names get put in a big bowl, and by luck of the draw, find themselves remixing (and remixed by) another heist artist. weve got max graef remixing detroit swindle and turning the break up into a full on graef-affair.
BOXED OUT - THE REMIXES (JIMPSTER, MRSK, CUTHEAD, KAYTRONIKS)
12" Vinyl D27.10.14
after the very successful 64 ways ep that we released earlier this summer we are ready for more detroit swindle boxed out goodness. the boys have selected some of their fave producers to lay their hands on four originals from the album. pressing on 180 gram vinyl.
following the great success of detroit swindles boxed out album we present you the second single take out. their collaboration with mayer hawthorne on 64 ways already gained massive support from djs and radio stations around the globe in the past weeks and were proud to present you this remix pack with none other than kerri chandler, kraak & smaak and detroit swindles remix of detroit swindle.
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
this is the first ep taken from detroit swindles upcoming debut album boxed out to be released on the 24th of march 2014 on dirt crew recordings. to heaten up the anticipation on the long awaited debut album by amsterdams finest lars dales and maarten smeets we give you three tracks from the album as a little teaser to what is to come on the full length. first up is the title track huh, what! a true detroit swindle banger that takes us back to pumping chicago old school house times
ltd 2015 repress!!!
finally we close the ep with woman, a track thats probably about as close as the ds boys get to a smooching torch song. lush pads and strings bring a deeper vibe to proceedings but the female spoken word samples keep the energy high and ensure things never stray too far from the floor.
vinyl re-release of detroit swindles debut ep on dirt crew recordings, the amsterdam newcomers nothing else matters ep features a crackin deep and soulful sound, heavy bass lines and funky beats on the originals. the massive morning factory remix was a big hit for the label. in this special vinyl version you will also find the excellent remix detroit swindle did for elefs keep it physical as a bonus track.
after their sure-fire succession of great releases detroit swindle end up on the excellent freerange imprint. and if you like the words deep along with atmospheric then this will most definitely appeal to you. from the opening title track with its lush, moody nu-groove styled pads and thunderous hand-claps these three productions simply ooze class and intensity in abundance. next is >gotta know< which rewinds back to classic house sounds and injects a sense of melody into the already swinging rhythms and punchy, detroit bass. which is then followed by >brotherman< and yet more in-depth moods, this time accompanied by jazzy, scat styled vocals for added diversity. finally we have wolf music main man krl stepping up to remix brotherman and a rather sterling job he does to. making great use of the vocal krl brings us a slowed down version with his trademark shuffling drums and a dynamic arrangement. piano stabs and a cheeky boogie synth sample all help bring his own sound to the track and round off the package perfectly.
the only thing that keeps detroit swindle from actually being from detroit is that they are born and raised in amsterdam, a little over 6000 kilometers away. so even though they’ve got their 4 feet firmly positioned on dutch soil, their heads and hearts are rooted deep into the soul of the motor city.
with their feet firmly positioned on dutch soil, the heads and hearts of detroit swindle are nonetheless rooted deep into the soul of the motor city, and this ep of finely crafted grooves on jimmy posters and huxleys fledgling saints & sonnets imprint is as brilliant a reflection of their obsession as you could expect. >the wrap around< combines a killer vocal hook with a silky line, but its the bassline that marks it out, coming in with a thudding bassline that twists itself into all manner of unfiltered goodness at the halfway point. >pain tomorrow< meanwhile prefers to let its skipping percussion do the talking with a bumping chord led groove that would put mcde to shame. the ep is rounded off with a killer remix of the title track from deleusions of grandeurs pattern select, turning in a sparse reworking which transforms the light original into a throbbing piece of basement house.
the album explores the intersection of live and electronic music, with much of the improvised material left largely untouched to maintain its organic sensibilities. detroit swindle describe the album as an electronic album with a live approach, combining our love for house, ambient and jazzy harmonics, making it a record interesting for the club, as well as a pleasant album to put on at home.
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.
very worthy 180g 2x12? pack - limited and only once per year, immediately sold out in the last years! collectors watch list: the standout tracks of the second year of heist get remixed by the label artists of that year.
melodymathics hits the spot with the charleroi dc ep. a rare name for a very rare record. when you put fabrice lig & kink, 2 of the greatest liveperformers and analog lovers, together in a studio this is what you get! a track that easily stands out in any club, night & day. the ep is topped with some outstanding, quirky remixes by no one less than ian o’brien, detroit swindle and label boss melodymann. it s hard to find words to describe the charleroi dc ep that’s why you have to listen and let the music speak for itself!
dirt crews 100th release falls on this years deep love compilation. set to drop across a double vinyl , with 11 all exclusive original tracks from new and old favourites including detroit swindle, nachtbraker, the revenge and felix leifur. take a sonic trip across deep and straight up house, infused with jazz, disco and funk. this diverse and plentiful outing includes work outs for your dance floor alongside intergalactic analogue synth laden voyages, originating from artists we have uncovered from japan to iceland and many places in between. a truly great way to celebrate our 100th release.
ltd 5 lp box set
june 2016 sees freerange records celebrate 20 years at the top. the label, run by jamie ‘jimpster’ odell and tom roberts, is marking the occasion with the summer release of a carefully curated and lovingly assembled 20 track, five vinyl box set featuring exclusive new music from associates old and new, as well as with a worldwide events series. over the last two decades, generations of djs and dancers have gotten down to the freerange sound
e present the first of three 12inches to celebrate our 10th anniversary. for the a side detroit swindle radically rework sometimes into not another sometimes, a killer raw analogue jam that demonstrates a real development of the ds sound. for the b1 we re buzzing to finally release an original track from matthew styles, who s been on remix duties 3 times over the years, with the infectious house of jungle fever. last and by no means least the carter bros give us tempting disco fate, a rolling disco loop with the mother of all bassline changes at the end of the track. look out for part two dropping in april featuring a jimpster edit of galcher lustwerk, fort romeau remixing the first ever tsuba release from williams and a tsuba debut from roy comanchero.
the round up part 2 marks the end of the 2nd year of heist recordings and stays true to its original format: put the names of your releasing artists together in a bowl, and let the luck of the draw decide who gets to remix who. the result is this amazing 12? + 10? heavyweight vinyl combo. the vinyl comes in an inside out sleeve with handmade special artwork by baster. sincerely yours, lars & maarten