Drivetrain / J. Garcia / Ellery Cowles / Jerome Baker
The cities of Detroit and Chicago have shared a close musical link over the years and never more so than on the latest Soiree Records release, ‘Motorwind’ when the Motor City meets the Windy City for a masterclass in how to lay down the groove.
Drivetrain takes the lead with ‘This is Detroit’. Soiree label founder, Derrick Thompson (Drivetrain) detonates an explosive, acid-tech fireball of tweaking frequencies accentuating a commanding vocal homage.
Fellow Detroiter, J. Garcia follows on the A-side with ‘Ask Yo Self’. A sub-sonic groove, brimming with peaks and valleys of elemental funk, finely seasoned with a penetrating voice articulation.
Then it’s over to Chicago for the B-side as Ellery Cowles brings ‘Dolphin’. The long overdue return of Ellery melts his trademark glossy pad arrangements with a propulsive rhythm beatdown.
Last but not least is Chicago’s Jerome Baker with ‘Put It To Work’. The underground tech-house specialist debuts on Soiree Records with an organic banger laced with gritty stabs atop unrelenting percussion.
A1. DRIVETRAIN – ‘THIS IS DETROIT’
A2. J.GARCIA – ‘ASK YO SELF’
B1. ELLERY COWLES – ‘DOLPHIN’
B2. JEROME BAKER – ‘PUT IT TO WORK’