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Detroit Swindle - High Life

Detroit Swindle
High Life
2018
Spotify

Dutch duo Detroit Swindle have returned with their sophomore album after "Boxed Out" which got them some major cred in House Music circles. This new album however, instead of sticking to the formula tries to step out and try some new things. The first difference you'll notice is the instrumentation. You really get a live jazz feel on this record, but not as disparate and unapproachable as jazz. Dance is still always at the center here but the flourishes become more tones that you know and exciting bright changes. "High Life" has the synths turned all the way up, shifting and moving through this really bold track that is not afraid to go bright and fun but also can shift into something more dirty and dark if need be. Songs like "Yes, No, Maybe" actually feel like Disclosure tracks, with a really strong sense of keeping you moving while giving you a song that is complex and diverse. You really don't expect the …

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