There’s few places in the world that come close to Detroit, when it comes to the relationship between a city and its musicians. A constant reference point and source of pride, geography is a pivotal part of the musical identity, from the track titles to the samples used, to the final output. It’s with this in mind, that Patrice Scott presents Detroit Upright, with his chest puffed out, proudly representing home turf.
The title track employs a shuffling beat to lay the groove foundation, much like ‘Mysterious Lake’ from fellow Detroiter Kyle Hall. Then the keys go to work, ushering a multitude of layers that correspond perfectly without becoming overpowering, fused together by the synths gliding underneath.
The EP marks a big year for Patrice Scott and his Sistrum imprint, who celebrate 10 years in a few months, with a European tour (from Sep 2016 to Jan 2017, stopping off at Tresor, Culturebox and Hinterhof) and a compilation titled Sistrum Sounds. A new EP is also forthcoming – Underground Anthems Vol.3 – which includes tracks from Patrice, Keith Worthy, Kai Alce and Eric Cloutier.
The Detroit Upright is out now and sold out in most places already. We’ve tracked down some copied from Clone.