Today is a special day over at the Heist Recordings headquarters: head honchos Lars Dales and Marteen Smeets drop the label's first release of 2015 and their very first EP since their chart rocking album debuted exactly one year ago. I don't know how these guys manage to run a label, tour the world for over 12 months in a row, release a highly appraised album and still have time for their family and friends, but they seem to be pretty darn good at all of it. For those of you who missed it, Heist Recordings ended 2014 with a special package titled 'The Roundup Part 1' that basically had every artist featured on the label up to that point have one of their tracks remixed by a different artist also present in the back-catalogue. What ensued was a strangely beautiful and unique compilation pressed on both 12" and 10" whose tracklist spells quality on every single track.
On this fine early-spring day, Detroit Swindle carries on the legacy they started in the summer of 2013 with their quintessential 'Break Up To Make Up' EP by releasing another solid piece of wax that features 3 outstanding modern deep house cuts straight from the bowels of Amsterdam. What's special about 'The Punch Drunk EP' is that each track was born out of the duo's jamming sessions while testing out new gear and experimenting with various setups in their constantly over growing studio. The release therefore delivers three distinct sounds, each tailored to a specific moment in time and space, each successfully stirring up a unique emotion on the dance-floor. The vibes are deep and groovy, the energy is flowing vigorously with each subsequent kick and the result is strongly felt on both sides of the wax. And speaking about vinyl, 'The Punch Drunk EP' comes in a limited batch of 1000 copies that feature the usual 180-grams heavyweight pressing encased in a fully printed sunshine-yellow cover.