Todd Modes is a house producer from Detroit. ‘Knossos’ is one of the standout tracks from his newest record Native Visions. The song pairs a saxophone and faint echoes to a continental Balearic rhythm. If you dig this, be sure to check out the Kiwi brothers from Chaos in the CBD.
Originally meant to be released on his next record, Detroit-based electronic producer and drummer Shigeto decided to drop a melancholic but hopeful tune early given the Presidential results last week.
This song was finished on november 8th, 2016 with the intention of using it for my next record. i sampled an inspiration to me, detroit artist, tyree guyton speaking at an event a couple months ago and used it in the intro because it spoke to me.
on the morning of november 10th a light went off in my head and realized the song had to be let go.
no matter how i feel or what i’m thinking about the 2016 election.
no matter who i voted for or even if i voted at all…
i’m thinking about what i’m made of right now.
i’m thinking about what we all are made of right now, what the world is made of right now.
i’m thinking about who i want to be and how i want to play my small part in this world right now.
‘Lemonline’ is not a new production. Chicago House producer Leron Carson (RIP) made the track in 1987. But it’s finally getting a proper release roughly two decades later thanks to Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature label.
It’s a proper old school groove. Also be sure to check out ‘China Trax’ from the classic 1987 EP.
Detroit beatsmith Jay Daniel is back, this time dropping a forthcoming LP entitled Broken Knowz on Ninja Tune’s Technicolour sublabel.
He’s teased two singles thus far, ‘Knowledge of Selfie’ and ‘Paradise Valley,’ the latter which is streamable above. According to Resident Advisor, he opted to go analog this time around, using drumsticks instead of a drum machine, heard most notably on tracks like ‘4 Red‘ and ‘Royal Dilemma.’