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Detroit Swindle

High Life (Heist Recordings)

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RELEASED: 25th May 2018
Double Vinyl LP

Detroit Swindle present ‘High Life’, their second studio album on the duo’s own Heist Recordings. The heart of the album was recorded over a three week period at their Amsterdam studio in March 2017, and the release will coincide with the fifth anniversary of the label.

 Since forming in 2011, the Dutch duo have carved a unique place for themselves in the scene. Their sound - which merges references from multiple decades into one smooth aesthetic - quickly rose to popularity for its careful blend of soul and rhythm, taking cues from their passion for obscure records, with influences ranging from house and funk to afrobeat and soul.


The album explores the intersection of live and electronic music, with much of the improvised material left largely untouched to maintain its organic sensibilities. Detroit Swindle describe the album as an "electronic album with a live approach, combining our love for house, ambient and jazzy harmonics, making it a record interesting for the club, as well as a pleasant album to put on at home."

 Featured on the album are a sun-drenched collaboration with British singer/songwriter Tom Misch and a deep workout with the vocals of trained gospel singer turned house aficionado Seven Davis Jr. Lorenz Rhode, who accompanies the duo for their live shows, features on the infectious melodies of ‘High life’.


A1 Ketama Gold
A2 High Life ft. Lorenz Rhode 
B1 Call Of The Wild ft. Jungle by Night  
B2 Yes, No, Maybe ft. Tom Misch
B3 The Girl From Shiraz 
C1 Flavourism ft. Seven Davis Jr.  
C2 Freeqy Polly   
D1 Ex Machina    
D2 Cut U Loose    
D3 Lucky Number 13