On its Soundcloud page, the Amsterdam duo Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets notes that they did not grow up in each other’s proximity and came of age still further from Detroit – and yet had very similar affinities for that city and its music, which led them to join forces. Detroit Swindle is the result, and it’s coming into its own last year and this with the release of three separate EPs (not to mention several mixtapes, some of which have been uploaded in their entirety on Soundcloud) and numerous gigs a bit later this year, in this country, Germany, and the UK.
The duo’s brand of house music should go over really well on the other side of the Atlantic, too.
Here are some tracks not included in the Youtube playlist, including one of the long mixtapes.
John Legend, cover of Adele, “Rolling in the Deep” (Detroit Swindle remix).
“Why Not Dance in Amsterdam” (a mixtape for the Amsterdam Dance Event).
And “Keep Touching Me in the Right Spot.”