Detroit Grand Pubahs made a welcome return to music production in April, with ‘My Own Black Horizons’ surfacing on their reprised Engineroom label. It also featured what turned out to be one of its highlights, a remix by Ben Long. So it’s fitting that the follow-up, ‘Youth in Asia / Magic Flange’ is a joint collaboration.
The title of ‘Youth In Asia’ has all the wit we’ve come to expect from DGP and certainly Ben Long is no stranger to that! Nevertheless, the tongue-in-cheek name belies the deep (and serious) techno of this elegant dance floor workout, which plays its cards gradually, building the beats at just the right moments for an exhilarating ride.
The resonating dub techno flavour of ‘Magic Flange’ rumbles in next, as a wobbling bassline and depth charge sound is met with off-kilter electronics to give these classic elements a futuristic twist. Subterranean sounds with unfathomable depth.
1. YOUTH IN ASIA
2. MAGIC FLANGE