who's afraid of detroit?

by claude vonstroke

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First time available in digital formats. Although quite the tantalising proposition on paper, we really weren't prepared for this immense Deepchord reworking of last year's biggest Techno anthem : Claude Vonstroke's "Who's Afraid Of Detroit?". And it truly is a shocking production - all that remains of the original is the odd flurry of distant melodies and an underlying shuffle - everything else has been replaced by one of Rod Modell's most propulsive, robust techno reductions to date, and one of his most dancefloor-bound at that. What's so genius about Modell's work here is the relentless layering of low-end registers - it's not just the bassline that's packed out with his unique low modulations, the propulsive core at the very heart of the track is itself somehow constructed out of pure BASS, with just a solitary snare providing the track with the necessary balance. Truly, mindblowing stuff. Modell's partner in the Echospace project Steve Hitchell offers up the remix on the flipside under his Soultek moniker, an altogether more electroid affair that's punctuated by the original's skittering arpeggios and the sound of a 1980's drum machine starting to malfunction, in the best possible sense. Totally killer twelve - limited coloured vinyl! -BOOMKAT

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released November 12, 2013

w + p by barclay crenshaw reworked by deepchord + soultek.

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