|1.||"State Of Emergency"|
|2.||"Maybe 1 Day" (feat Tony Coates)|
|2.||"Fear No Fear" (feat Don Q)|
The brilliantly monikered Big Strick - familial elder to Omar S and responsible for the odd killer release on his younger cousin's FXHE imprint - belatedly sates the appetite of record collectors keen to indulge in his recent album Detroit Heat with a six track selection of the choicest cuts spread across this twelve inch. Seemingly drawing influence from a myriad of Motor City influences, Detroit Heat impressively flits between murky deep house, tracky techno and hypnotic jack-tracks. Like many of his contemporaries, Strick is a sucker for 'cement mixer' production - that distinctly Detroitian sound where every beat, groove or bassline sounds like the master tapes have been marinated in grit. That trademark sound, alongside a solid selection of floor-friendly grooves, makes Detroit Heat an excellent addition to the Motor City house canon. The rubbery spinal atmospherics of "Under Tone" and the Tony Coates vocally assisted jack of "Maybe 1 Day" are particular highlights!
Owen Jay, Flori, Ben Boe (Boe Recordings), Steve Macri (s_m Music/Two&Eight), Ethyl, Miles Simpson, Ernie (Minuendo Recordings), Gaetano Battista, Ksoul, Ionik (Traveller Records, KGS), Pierre LX, Luke Slater, Juno Recommends Deep House, Zoo Look, Lwazi Koom, Vakula, Deymare, Sai Aka Blend Architect, Manos Mara (Bliq), MuteOscillator, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Juno Best Sellers 2016
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