John Joseph is the founder and purveyor of the PITS label from Detroit, Michigan. His latest EP, Get Vicious, is an exploration of genres in electronic music ranging from acid, to techno, to electro. Over the past two years, he has soaked up a massive amount of material coming from within the city and it has translated into a diversity of releases. These four tracks are focused on the dance floor, as well as sharing a snapshot in time. During a period of great change for Detroit, it is this music that has been consistent in bringing people together. And here, John captures the feeling of moving your body and being ‘vicious’ in expressing yourself. It is an invitation to let go of outer judgements, and truly be free. Stream / Download: https://fanlink.to/pts010
Solution 99, aka Robbie Brandon, had his debut release February 2018 with Kondukter Records, and has also had a recent release on Chill Records in May. With a wide range of inspiration from Disco, to Lo-Fi House, to Detroit Techno, his Horizon EP looks to expand, evolve, and push his sound while also preserving some true nostalgic feelings. It is about raw emotion and seeing the beauty in creating.
“Emerald” and “I Need You” and are both songs inspired by where he comes from and the connection with his personal Place In Time & Space here in Detroit. The remix from PITS founder John Joseph’s android alter ego, JC3, provides a bit of extra bump to let it burn on the dance floor. Stream / Download: https://fanlink.to/pts009
Prepare to be locked into a hard groove because Roque Ybarra has provided PITS with two dance-floor ready jack tunes in the form of his Lock Down EP. ‘Workin’ and ‘Clink Clink’ both bear a heavy bassline that is complemented with plenty of slapping percussion. Roque has been active in the Detroit dance music scene for the past 5 years, and is currently running two monthly parties at The Whiskey Disco and Temple Bar as part of the much beloved local DJ duo So Vague with co-conspirator Beatloaf. He keeps his approach to dance music light and easy-going with a knack for pulling out the deep tech burners at peak hour.
STREAM / DOWNLOAD: https://fanlink.to/pts008
Bale Defoe has provided three tracks of dusty lo-fi goodness that can truly transport your mind to Detroit in the dead of winter. Bale has plenty of groove laden sample heavy cuts ready to be unleashed, the most recent with Ele Records of Manchester, UK. These tracks will keep your feet moving and head nodding as he puts the finishing touches on his first LP expected in late spring.
STREAM / DOWNLOAD : https://fanlink.to/pts007
Jorissen has a knack for finding the deep grooves that make your body want to move even into the wee hours of the morning. The mix he has provided for our seventh featured podcast certainly reinforces this with smooth selections of minimal tech and house. He has been keeping busy recently between playing with our previously featured group, House Coffee Detroit, as well as a newer collaboration Lobos with Loren, Andrew Barren, and Mathias.
Please enjoy the seventh installment of our PITSCAST series!
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