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It is four and a half years since Third Ear released Detroit Beatdown Volume One (3ECD/LP-001). The first of the three volumes of the Detroit Beatdown Third Ear project was completed with the cd release of the complete Detroit Beatdown Remixes in 2006 (3ECD-043). Instead of a 3xlp and 2xcd compilation, Volume Two will be spread across 5 eps (12 vinyl and DL releases) through 2007 and 2008. A 2xcd and limited vinyl box set will complete DB2 before we get into the remixes and Detroit Beatdown Sessions eps again. First up in DB2 was ep1: The Black ep. Second in DB2 is The Tangerine ep A1: Kelli Hand Escape In Detroit Kelli Hand is the first lady of Detroit electronic dance music, arguably the first lady of electronic dance music. A producer and DJ with a phenomenal track record, she once again delivers a storming dance floor track. Typical Kelli Hand quality production. Think Paperclip People. Yes, that good. A2: Pirahnahead feat. Yaminah Brock I Do Love You Soulful House track with quality programming and musicianship from Pirahnahead. Pirahnahead is still relatively unknown, but already has a reputation. Last year, ISOUL8 and Innervisions asked Pirahnahead to remix ISOULl8s Give It Up. Pirahnahead has also released on KDJs Mahohani imprint. B1: Drivetrain Tre 2 Drivetrain is Derrick Thompson, founder of Soiree International Records and producer of many top Detroit tracks. This is another deep grooving dance floor track in the same vibe as Smith & Hallls Theme on DB2/1 (3EEP-076). Is it House? Is it Techno? What does it matter? This is kicking electronic rhythm and soul. B2: Inohs Sivad feat. Diamondancer Somewhere Else. Like Black Art Music on DB2/1 Inohs Sivad is another talented newcomer from Detroit introduced through Third Ears Detroit Beatdown releases. She is an accomplished singer/songwriter and this is her first electronic dance music production. This is a hypnotic track reminiscent of early Claude Young or Shake Shakir productions. Classic early 90s Detroit Techno vibe with Diamondancer and Inohs Sivad giving a warm dreamy vocal over the top. This is a very original track and one we are sure will create a buzz.


Detroit Beatdown Volume Two ep2








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