Today I want to share with you a very special record label!
Detroit Swindle formed Heist Recordings to have the ability to control their own musical creations! From the first release of their own ‘Break up to make up’ EP back in the summer of 2013, Heist has gone from strength to strength. They are now renowned for their high quality approach from the producers they select, to the vinyl weight and even the quality of the record sleeves (both inner and outer). This attention to detail is clearly their thing and seldomly seen in our throw away society.
From a personal standpoint my first experience of the label was through the very talented producer by the name of Fouk. I bought the Kill Frenzy EP, which is a work of utter brilliance and superb value for money, as all three tracks are insanely good in their own right! My personal favourite of the EP and a still an overall favourite Heist release, was the track entitled Ken Sent Me! Check out the ‘It’s a HEIST’ playlist below. I have since gone on to purchase around 12 releases more and counting. Keep in mind also, that I’m very selective about the music I spend my hard earned on.!
I also love the geometric ever-changing branding along with the bold colour schemes, but let’s focus back on the music for a minute. They have managed to keep the standard high by scouting talented producers from all over with a similar core belief – deep,smooth, jazzy and soulful beats, which represent the high standards Detroit Swindle set. For me, one of the stand out producers and one that reflects my quirky side when I perform is Frits Wentink. His jazzy off beat off key style is unique and refreshing, I urge you to check him out. They all seem to strike the balance between lazy heavily swung raw beats with a beautifully mastered, with a fresh and clean output.
The guys have also created an online store for their records and a very cool merchandise line at https://store.detroitswindle.com I have received countless packages of vinyl over the years but there is something very special about receiving a bundle of Heist releases. Music and buying vinyl is all about experiences and memories and Heist ticks all the boxes.
This is all my un-biassed opinion and I paid full rate for their vinyl! Maybe they’ll send me a sticker or something for this review though lol! From a selfish point of view lets support this label as much as possible because I need Heist Recordings releases populating my collection for many years to come.
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