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Mix #187 By Detroit Swindle

We’re happy to have one of our favourite Amsterdam acts back for another mix: Detroit Swindle. Detroit Swindle was formed in 2011 by Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets. The duo started 0ut for dubious reasons, namely when Lars – who was programming a few nightclubs in Amsterdam – had to fire Maarten for playing too much underground music. They started talking and found out they had a mutual love for Motown, hip-hop and early house music. Not long after, they started making music together and the rest as they say, is history. See also: Beyond The Beats With Detroit Swindle Detroit Swindle ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Detroit Swindle

Even though Maarten Smeets was in advertising and Lars Dales in the kitchen, the duo, also known as Detroit Swindle, had been active in Amsterdam’s local scene individually before their big break as a collaborative. Back then, Lars has been working as a DJ for quite some time, mostly playing hiphop and nu disco. As fate willed, he was also programming at a club where Maarten occasionally played. It all started when the club;s owners wanted Lars to fire Maarten for playing music considered “too underground”. The two got to talking and soon decided to get in the studio every on a weekly basis and the ... Read more