I love this song because it reminds me of growing up in Detroit. The intro gives me chills every time, I listen to this song. Donald Byrd is a person that has had a big impact on me when it comes to my thought process when producing music.
The Dramatics: Treat Me like A Man
The Dramatics are like royalty in Detroit. I was young when I heard this song and instantly was hooked. I’ve never heard such harmony & soul in one song beautifully put together.
The Dramatics-Dramatic Theme/Treat Me Like A Man
Astrud Gilberto: So Nice (Summer Samba)
Makes me feel alive in a different way.
So Nice (Summer Samba) - Astrud Gilberto
Pezzner: Hunt and Gather
From start to finish it’s simply beautiful. I love Pezzner’s music. He takes me on a ride with this one.
Hunt and Gather
Channel One: Technicolor
First time I heard this I was probably 6 years old and I was hooked. Growing up in Detroit this record was played everyday whether cleaning the house or working on dance moves.
Channel One - Technicolor
Henrik Schwarz & Bugge Wesseltof: Dudelang (Live from Luxembourg)
I find something different that I love about this song everytime I hear it. I love listening to this song by myself with no distractions.
Dudelang (Live from Luxembourg)
A Tribe Called Quest: Clap Your Hands
Tribe was bible to me especially Phife Dawg (R.I.P) my favorite MC. This track was an example of his great storytelling.
8 Million Stories
Digable Planets: It’s Good To Be Here
Hearing this track blew my mind. The smooth voices with the jazzy dope beat got me hooked on Digable Planets. My favorite Hip Hop album.
Digable Planets - It's Good To Be Here
Paul Hardcastle : Rainforest
Instant classic song gives me chills everytime I listen to it. As a kid I thought this was the theme song for Detroit.
Rainforest (Original Version)
DJ One Five: Play On Detroit
I feel happy when I hear this track. It’s a tribute to Detroit and all of the great music that comes from the city.
DJ One Five - Play On Detroit
DJ One Five – Detroit Gets Physical Vol. 1 (Get Physical Music)
After an exciting build-up featuring key EPs from it, DJ One Five now unveils his full and fantastic Detroit Gets Physical Vol. 1 compilation album. DJ One Five grew up in the Motor City, exposed to real house and techno from a young age. A 2008 move to Atlanta, another house hotbed, led to a residency at DJ Pierre’s Wildpitch club and tour dates around the US. DJ One Five has since returned to Detroit and has joined the Afro Acid team with DJ Pierre and become a leader for the next generation with releases on the Jack Trax label and now Get Physical. On this excellent compilation, he draws together the tracks and artists that best represent the Detroit sound that is so revered around the world. The man himself kicks off with the deep, dark house of ‘Love on Dexter Ave’ then builds through the silky, disco-tinged loops of Gino’s ‘Dam I Wrong,’ frosty dub chords and jazz sax lines of Biz’s ‘Citylights’ and hypnotising melodies of ‘Carbon’ by Laurent Chanal. DJ One Five’s own bumping ‘Russell Woods’ and deep Afro jam ‘Play On Detroit’ feature in the middle of the compilation next to a hi-tek soul remix from Motor City royalty Scan7 and epic deep techno reshape from Vince Watson. There are also blistering broken beats from GPU Panic and far-sighted soulful techno sounds from Biz before a Jon Dixon remix closes down with a brilliantly funk and jazz fuelled house vibe that brings real joy. This is an authentic snapshot of the current Detroit house sound, compiled by someone who knows it best.
Out Now… DJ One Five – Detroit Gets Physical Vol. 1 (Get Physical Music) Cat No: GPMCD258 Format: Digital