For this week’s Spotlight we have Dutch duo Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets, aka Detroit Swindle, and their underground imprint Heist Recordings firmly in our sights!
Heist Recordings Spotlight
Since forming in 2011, Detroit Swindle gained global notoriety for their wide ranging and eclectic sets. Both artists are fully true to the craft - inside the studio they’re producers for producers and in the booth, they represent the best of the real DJs out there and cater for the purest of music heads. From Classic House, obscure Disco, Soul, Techno, Afrikan Funk - you name it, it’s in the bag and they are masters of not just reading the room - but also knowing where the room needs to go next.
With both Dales & Smeets already avid record collectors and vinyl-lovers, it only made sense then that some 50 releases ago they formed Heist Recordings: an outlet for Detroit Swindle to run wild and offer up a platform for other like minded and talented musicians to showcase their music too. The label helped to put artists like Frits Wentink, Nebraska, Fouk, Kassian, Demuir alongside many others out front.
Now having earned its status as a buy-on-sight label, Heist’s latest release arrives courtesy of motor city’s mysterious Techno trio Scan7 and their new ‘Sooner Than Later’ EP - a refreshingly energetic trilogy of tracks encompassing the best of Scan7’s tougher Detroit sound and the more playful realm of Heist Recordings.
Long may the label continue, along with its fresh energy, music-first ethos and unique sound.
Demuir goes deep 'Inside The Track' - 'Work, Feel, Gruv, Vogue'
Step into the studio with Demuir as he breaks down how he produced 'Work, Feel, Gruv, Vogue'. From his favorite plug-ins to hardware, he covers it all. Get your notepad ready!
Detroit Swindle Boiler Room Set from Madrid
Enjoy this Boiler Room live set from Madrid. Lars and Maarten throw down one of their signature vinyl sets!
Exclusive Traxsource mix by Fouk!
Check out this exclusive mix from Fouk for the Heist Recordings Spotlight! Including tracks from Alma Negra, Nebraska, Max Graef, Detroit Swindle and many others.
Nebraska - LIVE set - London, Boiler Room
Nachtbraker Live from London - Boiler Room Set
Obas Nenor - Boiler Room Set - London
Check out this excellent set from Obas Nenor at the Boiler Room Heist Party in London!