Thursday, August 14th at Q Nightclub
Decibel Festival and Studio 4/4 proudly present, the Seattle debut of…
Heist / Dirt Crew / Freerange, Amsterdam
Sweat It Out / Ultra / OWSLA, Australia
Doors at 10pm / 21+
ABOUT DETROIT SWINDLE
Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets have had quite a run the last few years. From making music for the hell of it, to making tens of thousands of fans all over the world happy with their releases, mixes and perfomances; It’s almost like they appeared out of thin air. With a string of releases on renowned labels like Dirt Crew, Freerange and Tsuba, they’ve sucker punched the house scene and waved around their 12” scepter to rule them all. Notorious for their energetic DJ sets and relentless roasts – mostly of each other- they have had just about as many return DJ bookings, as they’ve had requests for their comic duo performance. The latter being a particular problem, since their agent, rightly so, deals with serious artists, not with comedians.
South Australia’s got a new feather in its cap, and he goes by the name of Motez Obaidi. One of the freshest electronic producers to come out of this country since Flume made us realise we even had electronic producers, the Baghdad-born honorary Southern Australian is breaking all kinds of rules and winning over hearts and ears in the process. Turns out Adelaide can produce something awesome other than Aussie hip-hop after all. Widely respected for his ingenious, innovative remixes of some of R&B and pop’s biggest names (think Mark Morrison’s ‘Return Of The Mack’, Justin Timberlake’s ‘Like I Love You’ and more recently, an amazing rework of Frank Ocean’s ‘Thinking About You’), Motez is a computer whizkid who also happens to be a devoted musical appreciator. When he takes on a track, it transforms into an entirely different beast. Falsetto vocals sink deep, half-time beats turn into blistering house grooves, and bass lines get an entirely new, subsonic reupholstering.