XIA, aka Jevon Martin, is a mysterious being. Born somewhere in the digital dimension, his music represents his deep understanding of electronic composition. Much of his early inspiration came from video game soundtracks, and from there he has built a talent for making genre defying material.
Back from the City of Angels and ready to do some damage in the Detroit area, XIA aka Jevon Martin has been a solid addition to our PITS lineups. He will also soon join our artist roster with the upcoming release of PTS 002 : Demo Disc EP next week. For now, enjoy his crazy and mind-morphing blend of traditional driving techno, lofi, leftfield, and hard breaks. Enjoy PITSCAST.004 with XIA.
For the initial release on the PITS label, John Joseph’s Saint Aubin EP has brought an alternative approach to the Detroit electronic sound. The first track, Been Around That Track, features the producer on vocals sharing his tumultuous relationship with the creative process. On The Lodge features King Visionary on vocals, drawing on the feeling of being home yet in motion like M-10 itself.
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Our featured mix this month is a special one for many reasons. It was recorded at the recent farewell party for Grenadier Club, our venue and home base for many of the after hours events we put on in Detroit.
PITS was born out of the opportunities granted to us through Grenadier, and the sister venue McCarthy’s. The event @ Tangent Gallery, an offsite LEGAL venue, was subsequently shut down by DPD before any money could be raised for the already outstanding fines incurred by the amazing staff. John Joseph had a chance to get his tracks in first tho 😉
Please enjoy and thank you for all the support Gren family <3 JJ
For the second installment of our PITSCAST series, Ill Fusion aka David Kloosterman has provided us with a mix that reminisces on the corners of Hart Plaza underground near closing time. Consistent in his ability to seamlessly mix a texture of whirling hats, acid synths, and droning bass, he has certainly provided as much here. Dubbed by “Birds Still Sing in Gotham” this mix is truly an homage to our dark city and the hope we have. Strap in, and forget your place in time & space.
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