Heist Recordings is a vinyl and digital record label by Detroit Swindle founded in 2013, and is located in Amsterdam, Holland. Detroit Swindle launched their own imprint Heist Recordings, with the first release scheduled for June 24th. After a hugely successful year with releases on Saints&Sonnets, Dirt Crew, Freerange and Tsuba and Live & DJ performance all over the world, the Swindlers have taken a next step in their claim to bring top-quality deep house.
Detroit Swindle consist of Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets, 2 guys that, without actually growing up together, have had practically an identical musical upbringing. A vibrant mix of Motown-soul, funk, hiphop and jazz inspired them from an early age on and after a varied exploration through techno and house, they met each other by mutual interest in Detroit inspired deephouse.
Detroit Swindle have a clear vision on the music they produce and play. If you cant nod your head to it, its probably not theirs and they probably wont like it. Their productions are best described as contemporary interpretations of classic soul tracks with melodical grooves, jazzy chords and bumpy bass-lines. So in short, if Marvin Gaye would have made house music, they would have been his biggest fans.
The Dutch duo have spent the past 12 months DJing and performing their live show around the world, while notching up releases on Saints & Sonnets, Tsuba, Dirt Crew and Freerange in the process. The new imprint will launch on Monday, June 24th, with a two-track EP from Detroit Swindle entitled Break Up To Make Up. The label will be a platform for their own deep house fare, as well as that of "known and unknown artists that share their feel for dark, sweaty clubs."