Artist: Detroit Swindle
Title: Figure Of Speech
A1. Figure of Speech
A2. Victoria’s Secret
AA. Live at the Cosmic Carnival
The Swindlers return and not a minute too soon as far as we’re 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 we’re happy to be bringing you the Figure Of Speech EP
Just as the non-believers think they know what to expect from these two they’ve thrown a rather large curveball and headed down a different road. Figure Of Speech wears some African influences on its sleeve with a bumping party groove punctuated by some nifty afro beat keys stabs and just a hint of acid. Victoria’s Secret treads more familiar Detroit Swindle territory with the boys trademark shuffling beats and larger-than-life side-chained pads bringing the drama. Finally, we have suitably titled Live At The Cosmic Carnival where we’re treated to some peaktime tribal business with rolling bass, dubbed out dancehall science and some nifty conga work. All in all, some fiyah for the dancefloor from a pair of lads who know a thing or two about how to get a room jumping.
Once in a while I come across a song I love so much that I have to do a little review on it, which leads me to discover an entire EP and all its beauty. This time I came across Detroit Swindle’s ‘Figure of Speech‘ EP and loved it so much that I had to share my thoughts on it. Forgive me, it’s really beautiful.
The first tract you are greeted with is ‘Figure of Speech’. It feels so natural to the African ears, you wouldn’t say Detroit Swindle are from Amsterdam. They really showcased their talent here. Their ability to make such a beautiful track and the choice in vocals used is truly impressive.
Following that is ‘Vitoria’s Secret’, this is all sorts of deep. This easily came as a favourite to me for its dark and deep sound. It has all the right sounds, doesn’t say much but speaks so much to me as a whole. It has so many layers to its deepness and then the release where you get lost in it. I could go on about this song but I won’t, just listen it.
The final track ‘Live at the Cosmic’ is a really beautiful track, I really wish to hear this track at the all the events I attend and see the responsive. It has the continuous groove style to it, where you will dance to the song and the drums used make you feel like you are at an actual carnival, a live performance of this song would be amazing.
Overall, I am glad I stumbled upon this really amazing EP. Detroit Swindle have really proven why they should not be taken lightly. The elements they use; their selection and placement; the instruments; listening to their working reminds me why I love music so much. Let me get back to this EP and all its beauty.