For this week’s Spotlight we have Dutch duo Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets, aka Detroit Swindle, and their underground imprint Heist Recordings firmly in our sights!
Heist Recordings Spotlight
Since forming in 2011, Detroit Swindle gained global notoriety for their wide ranging and eclectic sets. Both artists are fully true to the craft - inside the studio they’re producers for producers and in the booth, they represent the best of the real DJs out there and cater for the purest of music heads. From Classic House, obscure Disco, Soul, Techno, Afrikan Funk - you name it, it’s in the bag and they are masters of not just reading the room - but also knowing where the room needs to go next.
With both Dales & Smeets already avid record collectors and vinyl-lovers, it only made sense then that some 50 releases ago they formed Heist Recordings: an outlet for Detroit Swindle to run wild and offer up a platform for other like minded and talented musicians to showcase their music too. The label helped to put artists like Frits Wentink, Nebraska, Fouk, Kassian, Demuir alongside many others out front.
Now having earned its status as a buy-on-sight label, Heist’s latest release arrives courtesy of motor city’s mysterious Techno trio Scan7 and their new ‘Sooner Than Later’ EP - a refreshingly energetic trilogy of tracks encompassing the best of Scan7’s tougher Detroit sound and the more playful realm of Heist Recordings.
Long may the label continue, along with its fresh energy, music-first ethos and unique sound.
Best of Heist Charts
Best of Heist Recordings Detroit Swindle Top 10 Charts
Nachtbraker's Heist Nachtbraker Top 10 Charts
Kassian - Top 10 Heist Kassian Top 10 Charts
Best of Heist charts Lorenz Rhode Top 10 Charts
Exposures EP Teleseen Heist Recordings
Dakar Disco EP Alma Negra Heist Recordings
8th Movement EP Kassian Heist Recordings
Y'miss Me Baby? EP Nebraska Heist Recordings
The Premise EP Kassian Heist Recordings
Me and You and Her EP Adryiano Heist Recordings
Demuir goes deep 'Inside The Track' - 'Work, Feel, Gruv, Vogue'
Step into the studio with Demuir as he breaks down how he produced 'Work, Feel, Gruv, Vogue'. From his favorite plug-ins to hardware, he covers it all. Get your notepad ready!
Detroit Swindle's Recent Heat on Heist
Coffee in the Morning EP Dam Swindle Heist Recordings
The Life Behind Things EP Dam Swindle Heist Recordings
High Life, the Remixes Dam Swindle Heist Recordings
High Life Dam Swindle Heist Recordings
Flavourism feat. Seven Davis Jr. Dam Swindle Heist Recordings
Can't Hold It EP Dam Swindle Heist Recordings
Detroit Swindle Boiler Room Set from Madrid
Enjoy this Boiler Room live set from Madrid. Lars and Maarten throw down one of their signature vinyl sets!
The Round Up
The Round Up Pt. 6 Various Artists Heist Recordings
The Round Up Pt. 5 Various Artists Heist Recordings
The Roundup Pt. 4 Various Artists Heist Recordings
The Roundup Pt. 3 Various Artists Heist Recordings
The Roundup Pt. 2 Various Artists Heist Recordings
The Roundup Pt. 1 Various Artists Heist Recordings
Exclusive Traxsource mix by Fouk!
Check out this exclusive mix from Fouk for the Heist Recordings Spotlight! Including tracks from Alma Negra, Nebraska, Max Graef, Detroit Swindle and many others.
Many shades of Heist
Endless Summer EP Alma Negra Heist Recordings
Voices & Drums EP Parker Madicine Heist Recordings
Push It Along EP Adesse Versions Heist Recordings
The Circular City EP Dam Swindle Heist Recordings
The Ceaper Buing EP Obas Nenor Heist Recordings
In Reverse EP Dam Swindle Heist Recordings
Rising Sun, Falling Coconut EP Frits Wentink Heist Recordings
Le Troubadour EP Nachtbraker Heist Recordings
The Punch Drunk EP Dam Swindle Heist Recordings
Nebraska - LIVE set - London, Boiler Room
From the Start
Break Up To Make Up Dam Swindle Heist Recordings
La Même Pour Moi EP Andy Hart Heist Recordings
Family Dinner EP Frits Wentink Heist Recordings
Gute Laune EP Nachtbraker Heist Recordings
Another Process EP The Organ Grinder Heist Recordings
Nachtbraker Live from London - Boiler Room Set
Hey Mister Dam Swindle Classic Music Company
Full Moon Remixed Dele Sosimi & Medlar Wah Wah 45s
Pé di bissilon Bandé-Gamboa Pura Vida Sounds
64 Ways Dam Swindle feat. Mayer Hawthorne Dirt Crew Recordings
Rhythm Girl Swing EP Dam Swindle Aus Music
Obas Nenor - Boiler Room Set - London
Check out this excellent set from Obas Nenor at the Boiler Room Heist Party in London!