Timeless Detroit productions on the house / techno axis at the hands of the venerable Anthony 'Shake' Shakir via his own Frictional Recordings label. Starting on the B-side 'Stereotype' offloads heavily syncopated, production-line mechanics and wilting, cinematic strings into mind-boggling blend of textures, tempos and moods in the way that only Shake can, whilst 'Detroit State Of Mind’ again channels the spirt of the Ford production line into a classic moment of 90’s instrumental hip-hop. ‘Frictional Beat No. 4’ on the A-side weight-strips the previous ’Stereotype’ cut on the A-side into something more manageable for anyone brave enough to actually try n drop a Shake track in the club, whilst the most memorable moment of the EP goes to ‘Arise’, a blissfully melancholic, last-track-of-the-night rough-ed up house cut that’s favoured by everyone from Ricardo Villalobos to NWAQ / Ross154. One of THE great Detroit EPs. (NM/NM).
A2 Frictional Beat No. 4 B1 Stereotype B2 Detroit State Of Mind