Detroit Swindle — aka Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets — are back with their first new material in a year, and it’s great!
The two have been making waves, particularly in the UK over the past month, and it’s excellent to have them back in full swing. From bringing their own ‘Great Escape’ party to Leeds to performing an endearing set at Fabric on Valentine's Day, it seems like almost the perfect time to bring you an exclusive first listen to the pair's brand new ‘The Punch Drunk EP’.
The extended play leads off with ‘Allright (We’ll Be)’, a feel-good slice of future-retro discoid filter vocal house. The Dutch duo have nothing to do with Detroit — or techno — but have crafted a track that plays like a classic Nervous or Strictly Rhythm soundtrack.
Second track ‘Pursuit’ is more of a chuggy, deeper track enthusing smooth, melodic synth pads, deep, groovy low-end sounds and easy-listening piano chords.
The EP is set for release through the duo’s own label Heist Recordings on the 23rd February and will be available through all major music distribution sites. Listen to 'The Punch Drunk EP' in full below!