The Homewreckers, named after a track by Southern Soul legend Sam Dees, are the musicians and DJs Johannes Ehmann, Gregor Pottmeier and Krischan Wesenberg. For 13 years now, the production collective from the Ruhr Area has been moving and breaking new ground between Detroit techno, abstract funk and melancholic disco music. Their debut album 'American Ruhr', recorded at a former convenience store in the heart of Gelsenkirchen, creates an original, absolutely unique sound which seems to come straight out of a feverish dream populated by the ghostlike figures of Larry Graham, Juan Atkins, Frank Hutter, Bernard Edwards, Erik B. or Al Green. Guest appearances at the mic by the fantastic Kemo from Dusseldorf/Chicago, Neil Harris, aka Atlantis, label manager of Underground Resistance, and Dennis Legree from Cologne/N.Y.C make this album complete.
The artwork was done by Cory Arcangel, a young digital artist from Brooklyn. The liner notes
were written by Kodwo Eshun.