Rocksteady Disco closes the sweltering season with the apropos Ice Accountant EP by MAN VS INDIAN MAN, sonically chronicling the transition from summer to fall in Detroit. Featuring Detroit artists Evan Haywood and Ian Finkelstein (the latter of Scott Grooves' Overdubs keyboard fame) as MAN VS INDIAN MAN, Ice Accountant boasts Rocksteady Disco's most high-profile lineup from its releases to date.
The EP kicks off with LA's Electro Pharaoh himself, Egyptian Lover, living up to the track's chilly title, complete with his signature 808 and vocoder stylings. Detroit's Disco au Courant Pontchartrain grabs the baton for the next cut with an uplifting remix that will have you wishing summer would never end. It sees him on the keyboard and a special, exclusive synth solo from Finkelstein.
Hailing from Itajubá, Brazil, Table Daddy kicks off the B-Side with his dirty, bittersweet yet beautiful and melodic Techno interpretation that truly flips and distorts the source material in curious, compelling and unexpected ways; fans of Kyle Hall's Wild Oats and Jay Daniels' Watusi High are sure to feel this remix.
MVIM's original version comes in at Track 4, finally getting the vinyl release it deserves. Here we get all of Haywood's soulful vocals, coupled with Finkelstein's cryptic synthesizer work. Rounding out the five-track journey is ASHOD's "Cloud Nine." A sublimely executed downtempo, slomo production that perfectly incorporates Haywood's arresting dubbed-out vocals, it's well-suited as an after-hours closing tune.