Premiere: Claude VonStroke – Who’s Afraid of Detroit (Marc Houle Remix)
Set as a release for Claude VonStroke’s 10th Anniversary Remix EP, Marc Houle premieres his spaced out remix of the original classic with a crunchy percussive foundation.
Raised adjacent to Detroit in Windsor, Ontario, Houle grew within the same fertile music community that spawned his former label boss and mentor Richie Hawtin. Marc Houle is a seminal artist and proponent to the socio-defined minimal sound of the mid-’00s. He went on to transcend it with releases on labels such as Minus and Items & Things. His obsession with electronic sounds goes all the way back to the noise of ’80s video games and vintage synthesizers.
See also: Interview: Marc Houle
Claude VonStroke has built a reputable A&R roster for DIRTYBIRD, artists which include Justin Martin, Julio Bashmore, Catz n’ Dogz, Breach, Eats Everything, Shadow Child and Shiba San. Today, DIRTYBIRD continues to surprise and innovate in the underground dance scene, releasing an enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty-bass and electronica. To tie in with this years Movement (Detroit) Festival the label have employed some of Detroit’s finest (Octave One, Visionquest) to give their takes on the classic.
Who’s Afraid of Detroit 10th Anniversary Remixes will be out 27th May via DIRTYBIRD.