Economically-speaking Detroit may be a city in a state of flux, but musically it has always been a world leader. Just as Motown was a label of quality, ‘Detroit Techno’ has always been a benchmark, and one never spoilt by an over-saturation of low quality releases. Only the good stuff seems to be allowed out of the city limits.
The city’s latest offering is the four-track ‘Simple Pleasure’ EP from Big Strick, cousin of a certain Omar S, who stays true to the family sound delivering four lush slices of deep house. Pick of the bunch is ’48 Hours’, five minutes of atmospheric aspects thrown over a classic Detroit kick drum. It creates that sort of rising feeling like in Huerco S’ ‘Cercy’ but with a less heavy-handed approach; the sort of track you’d want to hear after 48 hours on a dancefloor.