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More Everything Please - (7:00) 124 BPM
Future Imperfect - (8:12) 126 BPM
Howsmusic - (7:36) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
In Reverse - (7:53) 119 BPM
29 Feb 16
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23 Feb 15
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Guess What (original mix) - (7:52) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
John Doe - (5:23) 120 BPM
Guess What (Leftside Wobble remix) - (8:12) 121 BPM
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03 Dec 12
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Nothing Else Matters - (6:55) 119 BPM
Jick Rames - (7:12) 114 BPM
Nothing Else Matters (Morning Factory remix) - (6:41) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
07 May 12
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Coffee In The Morning (original mix) - (7:17) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Move Out The Way - (6:48) 123 BPM
Coffee In The Morning (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) - (10:27) 123 BPM
Coffee In The Morning (dub mix) - (6:16) 126 BPM
Review: We're not sure whether Detroit Swindle has previously released anything quite as driving and energetic as "Coffee In The Morning". Although the lead vocal from sometime Tartelet artist Jitwam is worthy of comment, it's the infectious and breathless music that sits beneath - a combination of a low-slung punk-funk bassline, sweaty house beats, addictive electric piano stabs and wild sax lines - that makes the track such a buzzing, caffeine-charged affair. The Dutch duo's accompanying vocal-free "Dub Mix" is rock solid, but it's Prins Thomas's 10-minute "Discomiks" - an ever-growing, pulsating fusion of dub disco sweatiness and jazz-house heaviness, with additional space disco electronics thrown in for good measure - that really sets the pulse racing. In a word: essential.
19 Jun 20
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The Life Behind Things (original mix) - (6:59) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Music For Clubs (feat Lorenz Rhode) - (6:30) 125 BPM
The Life Behind Things (Isoul8 remix) - (6:59) 124 BPM
Review: Detroit Swindle is amongst the most reliable artists operating in the overgrown no-man's-land between house, disco and boogie. That much is confirmed by "The Life Behind Things", which marks their first outing on Heist since last year's "High Life" LP. Title track "The Life Behind Things" is positive, ear-pleasing and dancefloor friendly, with the experienced pair peppering bouncy beats and thickset synth bass with joyous organ riffs (reminiscent of those found on Timmy Thomas soul classic "Why Can't We Live Together"), wobbly acid lines, jaunty piano stabs and female vocal snippets. Lorenz Rhode collaboration "Music For Clubs" is arguably even more rush inducing in its retro-futurist piano house intent, while Isoul8's remix of the title track is a swirling, soulful and decidedly tactile chunk of deep house brilliance.
28 Oct 19
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Yes, No, Maybe (feat Tom Misch - Sterac Electronics remix) - (6:23) 110 BPM
Call Of The Wild (feat Jungle By Night - Cinthie remix) - (6:03) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
High Life (feat Lorenz Rhode - Jura Soundsystem remix) - (4:45) 108 BPM
Ketama Gold (Matt Karmil remix) - (7:34) 120 BPM
Ex Machina (Gari Romalis' Detroit On The Move remix) - (6:04) 121 BPM
Yes, No, Maybe (feat Tom Misch - Sterac Electronics instrumental remix) - (6:23) 110 BPM
Review: There's plenty to set the pulse racing on this pleasingly varied collection of remixes of tracks from Detroit Swindle's 2018 album "High Life". Check first the Sterac Electronics revision of "Yes, No, Maybe", which brilliant re-casts the track as an authentic chunk of electrofunk-soul laden with jaunty synth bass, analogue synth stabs, swirling chords and the impeccable vocals of Tom Misch. Cinthie hits the spot with a pumping peak-time version of "Call of the Wild" rich in wild organ solos and mid-90s NYC house bass, while Jura Soundsystem's superb rework of "High Life" is a dubbed-out synth-boogie treat with added Balearic warmth. For those looking for deeper dancefloor pleasure, Matt Karmil's smooth and acid-flecked remix of "Ketama Gold" and Gail Romanis's version of "Ex Machine" should hit the spot.
08 Jul 19
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Wado Baya - (7:31) 126 BPM
Rhythm Girl Swing - (7:33) 123 BPM
Vibrations - (7:13) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Given their fine track record and high profile nature, it's perhaps surprising that "Rhythm Girl Swing EP" marks Detroit Swindle's first appearance on Aus Music. Label boss man Will Saul has once again proven his A&R credentials by picking three suitably strong cuts from the experienced Dutch duo. They begin in fine fashion with "Wado Baya", a rubbery chunk of hot-stepping Afro-house where bleeping electronic melodies and glassy-eyed chords rise above a snappy-but-bouncy groove. "Rhythm Girl Swing" sounds like a slipped and slightly skewed take on hypnotic mid-90s house - all trippy riffs and slowly rising filtered motifs - while "Vibrations" sees them join the dots between warm and woozy early '90s deep house and organ-rich New Jersey flavours.
AUS 143D
21 Jun 19
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Ketama Gold - (4:01) 117 BPM
High Life (feat Lorenz Rhode) - (7:14) 121 BPM
Call Of The Wild (feat Jungle By Night) - (8:52) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Yes, No, Maybe (feat Tom Misch) - (5:32) 110 BPM
The Girl From Shiraz - (4:16) 120 BPM
Flavourism (feat Seven Davis Jr) - (5:52) 120 BPM
Freeqy Polly - (7:08) 124 BPM
Ex Machina - (5:16) 121 BPM
Cut U Loose - (8:03) 123 BPM
Lucky Number 13 - (3:09) 157 BPM
Review: If your fame is built on delivering rock solid dancefloor cuts, should your subsequent albums stick to the same approach or mix it up a little? It's a conundrum that many artists have struggled with over the years. Smartly, Detroit Swindle has decided to hedge their bets with High Life following 2014's Boxed Out. As full length albums go, it's a bit of a peach, and sees the acclaimed Dutch duo flit between sensuous, home-listening fare, jaunty, instrumental-laden workouts (see the cheery, smoky pop-soul of Tom Misch hook-up "Yes, No, Maybe" and Afro-fired bounce of "Call of the Wild" featuring fellow Dutch combo Jungle By Night) and tried-and-tasty club tracks (Seven Davis Jr collaboration "Flavourism", the driving disco-house of "Freeqy Polly" and "Cut U Loose").
28 May 18
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Can't Hold It - (6:26) 120 BPM
Just Not Norma - (6:19) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Tamarindus Hollandicus (original mix) - (7:34) 123 BPM
Tamarindus Hollandicus (Willie Burns remix) - (5:18) 129 BPM
Review: After an extended hiatus, Detroit Swindle returns to action for the first time since the autumn of 2016. Predictably, they're in fine form throughout. We're particularly enjoying title track "Can't Hold It", a bumping and energy-packed deep house cut smothered in swinging drum fills and what sound like jazz-funk instrumental samples. The warm, summery action continues on "Just Not Norma", a superior chunk of life-affirming disco-house deepness whose beats are pleasingly jazzy and dexterous. Arguably best of all, though, is the more heavily electronic "Tamarindus Hollandicus", where new age melodies and fizzing electronics weave in and out of a restless synth bassline and Italo-disco style percussion. Willie Burns' remix, a fusion of scattergun-techno attitude, proto house drum delays and swirling synths, is also superb.
31 Jul 17
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Circular City - (7:12) 116 BPM
Circular City (feat Zilla - Matthew Herbert's Let Yourself Go mix) - (6:54) 116 BPM
Sugar Sugar - (6:21) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Runningoutof... - (7:54) 123 BPM
Circular City (Matthew Herbert's Let Yourself Go instrumental mix) - (7:30) 116 BPM
Review: There's very little to fault about Detroit Swindle's latest EP, which comes backed with remixes from born-again glitch-house maestro Matthew Herbert. The latter delivers a pair of quirky but typically inspired remixes of lead cut "Circular City". Whereas the Swindlers' original is built around rising and falling synthesizer melodies lines, drowsy bass, restless stabs and wonky bass, Herbert's versions cannily create energy and action via wild electronics and low-slung analogue instrumentations. The instrumental is good, but it's the version he's done featuring vocalist Zilla that really stands out. Elsewhere, "Sugar Sugar" is a smile-inducing chunk of deep house positivity, while "Runningoutof" melds their usual melodious dancefloor funk with a dash of Italo-disco.
03 Oct 16
Deep House
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BYO (Jimpster remix) - (7:23) 120 BPM
He's Just This Guy, You Know? (MRSK remix) - (6:46) 124 BPM
Me, Myself & You (Cuthead remix) - (5:31) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
For The Love Of... (Kaytronik's Nyte Tyme remix) - (6:38) 124 BPM
Review: Detroit Swindle's debut album, Boxed Out, confirmed Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets' position as one of the most talented deep house duos of recent years. Here, they take a back seat, as tracks from that album are handed over to a quartet of remixers. Perhaps the most ear-catching rub is MRSK's DJ Sneak style loop funk rub of "He's Just The Guy, You Know?", a whirlwind of tough, bumpin' drums and "Red Alert"-esque slap bass. There's plenty to enjoy elsewhere, too, from the warm chords and chunky grooves of Cuthead's take on "Me, Myself & You", to the soulful fluidity of Jimpster's immersive remix of "B.Y.O".
DIRT 083
27 Oct 14
Deep House
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BYO - (6:34) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
64 Ways (feat Mayer Hawthorne) - (4:44) 115 BPM
Me, Myself & You - (6:44) 115 BPM
Thoughts Of She - (6:06) 122 BPM
Monkey Wrench - (7:16) 111 BPM
Shotgun - (5:55) 122 BPM
Center Of Gravity (feat Sandra Amarie) - (5:46) 117 BPM
For The Love Of - (3:44)
The Fat Rat - (6:45) 122 BPM
He's Just This Guy, You Know? - (5:59) 124 BPM
Huh, What! - (5:59) 123 BPM
F6 - (6:53) 124 BPM
You, Me, Here, Now - (4:53)
Review: It's been a swift rise for Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets, the Amsterdam-based pair known as Detroit Swindle, since they first appeared together across a clutch of 12"s in 2012. Though Detroit Swindle have graced Tsuba, Heist, Freerange and Murmur over this period, it's Dirt Crew Recordings they are most closely associated with so it makes perfect sense for Dales and Smeets to issue their debut LP on the German label. Boxed Out features some thirteen tracks and features guest spots from Mayer Hawthorne and Sandra Amarie. The horizontal beatdown of "You, Me, Here, Now" and Quantic sampling "Thoughts Of She" are highlights.
24 Mar 14
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Huh, What! (original mix) - (6:00) 123 BPM
Huh, What! (Laszlo Dancehall Exercise) - (6:27) 125 BPM
The Fat Rat - (6:45) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Monkey Wrench - (7:16) 111 BPM
Review: Dutch duo Detroit Swindle are set to release their hotly-anticipated debut album, Boxed Out, on Dirt Crew this March. This EP gives a taste of what's to come, offering three album tracks and a booming Laszlo Dancehall rework of the title track (think '90s Sound Factory-era NYC tribal stomp). There's naturally plenty to enjoy, from the retro-futurist garage keys and bumpin' grooves of "The Fat Rat", and the midtempo Balearic house sweetness of "Monkey Wrench" (think warm keys and swooshing electronics), to the hands-in-the-air, vests-off throb of "Huh, What!", the EP's most rush-inducing moment.
DIRT 076
27 Jan 14
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64 Ways (feat Mayer Hawthorne - original mix) - (4:44) 115 BPM
64 Ways (feat Mayer Hawthorne - Kerri Kaoz Chandler vocal remix) - (6:57) 122 BPM
64 Ways (feat Mayer Hawthorne - Kerri Kaoz Chandler instrumental remix) - (6:57) 122 BPM
64 Ways (feat Mayer Hawthorne - Detroit Swindle 65th Way dub) - (7:21) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
64 Ways (feat Mayer Hawthorne - Kraak & Smaak remix) - (7:03) 116 BPM
Review: Detroit Swindle have been showing distinct signs of musical development in recent times, filling their debut album Boxed Out with sensual but floor-friendly deep house shot through with classic American influences. 64 Ways, featuring the delicious vocals of Stones Throw-affiliated blue-eyed soul boy Mayer Hawthorne, is a perfect example. Here, the slinky original is joined by a slew of new remixes. The undoubted highlight is Kerri Chandler's vocal take, which ekes even more soul out of Hawthorne's vocal before charging off on a tough, chunky percussive tip. Elsewhere, the Amsterdam duo delivers a tasty piano-heavy late night Dub, before fellow Dutch producers Kraak & Smaak weigh in with a stab-happy retro-futurist late '80s Belgian house take.
DIRT 079
16 Jun 14
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Flavourism (original mix) - (5:52) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Flavourism (John Barera & Will Martin Boomerang dub) - (5:44) 123 BPM
Flavourism (Pepe Bradock's Bittersweet mix) - (6:26) 120 BPM
Flavourism (Pepe Bradock's Urgent Spookapella) - (6:03) 120 BPM
Review: "Flavourism", a sparkling chunk of deep house hedonism featuring the vocals and fluid synthesizer playing of Seven Davis Jr, was one of the standout tracks on Detroit Swindle's recently released debut album. Here it gets a deserved single release alongside a trio of new reworks. Two of these come from off-kilter deep house hero Pepe Bradock, whose Bittersweet Mix douses Davis Jr's vocals in trippy dub delay and wraps them round a loose, crunchy and surprisingly chunky beat pattern. The long-serving Parisian also delivers a suitably trippy acappella version (the Spookapella), while Justin Barera and Will Martin join forces for a revision that adds a little garage swing and sun-kissed chords to the Dutch duo's sublime original version.
23 Apr 18
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Fouk - "Need My Space" (Dam Swindle remix) - (7:42) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Perdu - "Sacramento" (Makez remix) - (6:43) 122 BPM
Demuir - "The 3nity Returneth" (Fouk remix) - (5:37) 126 BPM
Dam Swindle - "Music For Clubs" (feat Lorenz Rhode - Perdu's Culture mix) - (7:21) 114 BPM
Makez - "Random Visits" (Demuir's Playboy edit) - (5:52) 126 BPM
Review: As is now traditional, Heist Recordings has kick-started a new year by asking their artists to remix each other. Boss men Detroit Swindle set the tone with a gorgeously positive, synth-heavy remix of Fouk's "Need My Space" before Makez re-imagines Perdu's "Sacramento" as an acid bass-propelled bounce through melodious deep house pastures and Fouk adds a little loose-limbed swing and dirty bass pressure to Demuir's percussive and warming "The 3nity Returneth". Perdu reaches for the psychedelic acid lines and squelchy synth-bass on a Latin-tinged remake of Detroit Swindle's Lorenz Rhode collaboration "Music For Clubs", while Demuir beefs up Makez's breezy and melodious "Random Visits".
27 Jan 20
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Hugo Mari - "Change Ur Ways" (Dam Swindle remix) - (6:36) 123 BPM
Kassian - "Bad Habit" (Alma Negra remix) - (6:56) 125 BPM
Adryiano - "Me And You & Her" (Pitto's Groove Your Body remix) - (6:53) 120 BPM
Pitto - "You Treat Me Like A Fool" (Kassian remix) - (5:42) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Dam Swindle - "Cut U Loose" (Adryiano remix) - (8:11) 126 BPM
Alma Negra - "This Is The Place" (Hugo Mari remix) - (5:25) 122 BPM
Review: Heist's annual "Round Up" release, in which label artists remix each other, is becoming something of a tradition. This fifth volume is, of course, every bit as essential as its predecessors. All six tracks hit the spot, though we're particularly enjoying the bumpin', bass-heavy and driving take on Hugo Mari's deep and bluesy "Change Ur Ways" by label chiefs Detroit Swindle, not to mention Adriyano's effortlessly celebratory and swinging revision of the Swindlers' own "Cut U Loose". Elsewhere, Hugo Mari brilliantly joins the dots between tribal house and tactile, loved-up grooves on a stellar rework of Alma Negra's "This Is The Place", while the Kassian revision of Pitto's "You Treat Me Like A Fool" sounds like a 21st century update of Todd Edwards' legendary remix of St Germain's "Alabama Blues".
11 Feb 19
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Nachtbraker - "Hamdi" (Fouk remix) - (7:16) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Parker Madicine - "Heartbreaker" (Dam Swindle remix) - (6:29) 125 BPM
Nebraska - "Big Plate Chicken" (Alma Negra's Blacksoul remix) - (7:02) 124 BPM
Dam Swindle - "Can't Hold It" (Nachtbraker Swing) - (6:27) 126 BPM
Alma Negra - "Afrorleans" (Parker Madicine remix) - (7:38) 123 BPM
Fouk - "With Lasers" (Nebraska remix) - (7:18) 124 BPM
Review: Predictably, the latest volume in Heist's Roundup series, in which label artists remix each other's tracks, is another must-heave collection of club cuts. Check, for example, Fouk's tasty interpretation of Nachtbraker's "Hamdi" - a glorious fusion of rubbery disco, sparkling electrofunk and percussion-laden deep house - the Afro-fired Alma Negra deep house remix of Nebraska's "Big Plate Chicken" and the toasty peak-time warmth of the latter's fine revision of Fouk's "With Lasers". Elsewhere, label bosses Detroit Swindle deliver a lusciously loved-up and melodious, peak-time take on Parker Madicine's "Heartbreaker" and Nachtbraker turns the Swindlers' "Can't Hold It" into a dub-fired chunk of hot-stepping deep house goodness.
22 Jan 18
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The Revenge - "Do The Right Thing" (Nachtbraker remix) - (7:29) 122 BPM
S3A - "Friends" (Art Of Tones Southern Soul remix) - (6:57) 121 BPM
Dam Swindle - "64 Ways" (feat Mayer Hawthorne - Kerri "Kaoz" Chandler vocal remix) - (6:57) 122 BPM
Mano Le Tough - "Baby, Let's Love" (Iron Curtis remix) - (7:41) 121 BPM
Dirt Crew - "Groove" (Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt remix) - (8:24) 118 BPM
Chymera - "Isa" (Mark E remix) - (6:17) 117 BPM
S3A - "Fever" (Felix Leifur Flexi Leifs remix) - (5:42) 126 BPM
25 Places - "Closing Title Song" (Laurence Guy remix) - (6:43) 124 BPM
Lorenz Rhode - "On Top" (Strip Steve remix) - (5:49) 122 BPM
A Bunch Of Guys - "Let The Rhythm Hit'em" (Fouk remix) - (5:50) 126 BPM
Dam Swindle - "Nothing Else Matters" (Morning Factory remix) - (6:41) 120 BPM
Ponty Mython - "Life, Love, Changes" (Red Rack'em remix) - (5:52) 121 BPM
Dirt Crew - "Soundwave" (Quarion's Drunken Wave remix) - (7:59) 123 BPM
Felix Leifur - "Berg Toppur" (Hidden Spheres "Rocky Top" remix) - (5:25) 119 BPM
Harry Wolfman - "Ice Thin" (Jesse Futerman remix) - (5:59) 118 BPM
05 Feb 21
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Obas Nenor - "Wakee" (Dam Swindle remix) - (6:24) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ouer - "The Ascent" (Adesse Versions remix) - (6:45) 122 BPM
Nebraska - "It Won't Be Long" (Nachtbraker remix) - (7:04) 118 BPM
Dam Swindle - "Future Imperfect" (Frits Wentink remix) - (6:15) 124 BPM
Adesse Versions - "Push It Along" (Obas Nenor remix) - (6:50) 120 BPM
Frits Wentink - "Rising Sun, Falling Coconut" (Nebraska remix) - (6:36) 124 BPM
Nachtbraker - "Pollo Con Pollo" (Ouer remix) - (6:18) 122 BPM
Review: Heist Recordings brings down the curtain on another successful year with their now traditional Roundup release, an expansive EP featuring "family remixes" of material released over the previous 12 months. As usual, there's much to enjoy, from the cheery, disco-tinged goodtime bump of Detroit Swindle's rework of Obas Nenoor's "Wakee", to Frits Wentink's jazzy, lo-fi, swinging deep house remake of Detroit Swindle's "Future Imperfect". Other highlights include a skuzzy, acid-fired interpretation of Nebraska's "It Won't Be Long" by Nachtbraker, and Nebraska's sunny, jammed-out fix-up of Frits Wentink's "Rising Sun, Falling Coconut". Best of all, though, is Ouer's remix of Nachtbraker's "Pollo Con Pollo", which boasts twinkling electric piano solos riding a thrusting analogue bassline and breezy disco guitars.
05 Dec 16
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Felix Leifur - "Feels Like" - (8:03) 121 BPM
Dam Swindle - "Tori Karaage" - (6:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ponty Mython - "New York, New York" - (5:14) 122 BPM
Nachtbraker - "Busy Bee" - (5:55) 123 BPM
Harry Wolfman - "Rainbow Set" - (5:45) 110 BPM
Marlon Hoffstadt - "Extra Slim Manufactured" - (6:19) 123 BPM
Mono & Luvless - "Whopa" - (7:19) 122 BPM
Huerta - "Blvd" - (5:49) 122 BPM
Good Guy Mikesh - "Boiling" - (7:00) 124 BPM
The Revenge - "Narrow Hatch" - (6:49) 125 BPM
Jun Kamoda - "I Know" - (7:38) 120 BPM
Review: Congratulations to Germany's Dirt Crew Recordings, which marks a century of releases with a celebratory volume of the popular Deep Love compilation series. As befits the momentous occasion, the 11 tracks on offer are all exclusive and previously unreleased. Predictably, there's plenty to enjoy, from the dusty, crackly deep house warmth of Felix Leifur's "Feels Like", and classic U.S garage swing of Ponty Mython's "New York, New York", to the sweet, jazz-flecked haziness of Harry Wolfman's "Rainbow Set", and Huerta's dreamy, glassy-eyed Balearic deep house cut, "Blvrd". Throw in fine contributions from big hitters Detroit Swindle, Nachtbraker and The Revenge, and you have an undeniably essential collection.
DIRT 100
12 Sep 16
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