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Tout It - (7:33) 123 BPM
   
E To E (Ge-Ology remix feat MdCL) - (6:13) 123 BPM
   
E To E (original mix) - (5:35) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Push It Along - (5:29) 120 BPM
   
Ebony Roses - (4:33) 125 BPM
Review: By his own prolific standards, 2016 has been a relatively quiet year for Adesse Versions, AKA hyped producer Kevin Gorman. Happily, Push It Along was worth the wait. You'll struggle to find a track with as much pent-up energy as opener "Tout It" - think spiralling, constantly building synthesizer motifs, electronic bleeps and a dense, bass-heavy rhythm track - while "E to E (Original Mix)" joins the dots between filter-heavy disco house and more muscular, warehouse-friendly vibes. Elsewhere, he doffs a cap to Theo Parrish on the jazzy deep house thrust of "Push It Along", before finishing with the deep, dreamy, dubby and beat-free warmth of "Ebony Roses".
HEIST 021
07 Nov 16
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Me & You & Her - (6:33) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Move It, Move It (original mix) - (5:04) 133 BPM
   
Move It, Move It (Jamie 3:26 remix) - (6:00) 123 BPM
   
Fashion Country Girl - (5:51) 129 BPM
Review: German producer Adriyano has appeared previously for the likes of Shall Not Fade and Baka Gaijin but now makes his debut for Detroit Swindle's Heist Recordings. He finds a fitting home on the Dutch imprint - his brand of loopy, dusty and bumping house is packed with disco and soul elements - completely in harmony with their modus operandi. This is absolutely evident on the EP's standout cuts such as "Me & You & Her" and the cheeky "Fashion Country Girl" which will equally appeal to fans of the Robsoul sound. Elsewhere, there's the totally thumping acid trip of "Move It, Move It" which gets a killer remix by Chicago's Jamie 3:26 and takes it even deeper into the late night, in classic Windy City style.
HEIST 030
05 Mar 18
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Afrorleans - (8:16) 118 BPM
   
Luanda Dub - (7:55) 115 BPM
   
Endless Summer - (6:36) 122 BPM
   
Endless Summer (Soulphiction remix) - (5:34) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: To date, Swiss quartet Alma Negra has carved a successful niche as makers of heavily percussive EP singles that look to the rhythms of Africa for inspiration. This outing for Heist Recordings draws on many similar influences, but shuffles further towards original production than their rework style back catalogue. Opener "Afrorleans" is a jaunty trip into shuffling Afro-house territory in the company of a cabal of Cajun musicians, while "Luanda Dub" is a booming, bass heavy late night trip full of swirling vocal samples and densely layered drum hits. If you are after some party-starting Afro-disco/deep house fusion of standout, then "Endless Summer" and a cracking Soulphiction remix of the same track will pushes a rubbery disco bassline to the fore to devastating effect.
HEIST 024
08 May 17
Deep House
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Conversation - (7:29) 125 BPM
   
This Is The Place - (5:47) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
From The Heart - (8:08) 119 BPM
   
Conversation (Awanto 3 remix) - (9:24) 125 BPM
Review: The Alma Negra collective are based in Basel, Switzerland and are made up of Miajica, Dario Rohrbach and Dersu Figueria. They have appeared on some great labels such as Lumberjacks In Hell, Basic Fingers and of course Heist - this will be their second appearance for Detroit Swindle's imprint since last year's Endless Summer EP. The new Conversation EP features more sweltering grooves by the trio: from the soulful and entrancing title track which is rich on the hypnotic tribal polyrhythms - it also receives a wonderful rework by Amsterdam's Awanto 3 later on too. Not to mention the sultry deep house of "This Is The Place" which takes it cues from the mighty Kenny Dixon Jr or the sexy late-night groove of "From The Heart" which is perfect to enjoy on what is left of these long summer evenings.
HEIST 033
17 Sep 18
Deep House
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Werq Feel Gruv Vogue - (6:14) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The 3nity Returneth (dub mix) - (9:37) 126 BPM
   
Philippine Sunrise (original mix) - (7:18) 123 BPM
   
Philippine Sunrise (Lady Blacktronika's Sunset mix) - (6:12) 124 BPM
   
The 3nity Returneth (instrumental mix) - (9:37) 126 BPM
Review: Since making his debut on Peetah Music in 2001, Demuir has built up a rock solid catalogue of club-ready deep house jams. Here the Toronto-based producer follows up recent outings on Robsoul, Hot Creations and Desolat with a first appearance on Heist Recordings. He hits the ground running with a muscular deep house loop jam weighty enough for peak-time plays ("Werq Feel Gruv Love"), before layering up spacey synths, heady string samples and rubbery house beats on "The 3nity Returneth (Dub Mix)"."Philippine Sunrise" is arguably the best of a strong bunch: a melodious, warm and intoxicating deep house workout full of intricate musical detail and colourful electronics. That comes back by a tasty revision by Lady Blaktronika that sounds like it was designed for locked-in, late night dancefloors.
HEIST 042
02 Dec 19
Deep House
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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.
HEIST 020
03 Oct 16
Deep House
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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
Review: It would be fair to say that Detroit Swindle has been on a great run of form, with last year's The Punch Drunk EP amongst their strongest work to date. This first missive of 2016 is equally as strong, offering four chunks of heavy dancefloor ammunition. "More Everything Please" sees them pepper a chunky house groove with restless disco cowbells and rolling, off-kilter organ riffs, while "Future Imperfect" sounds like their take on humid, tropical-influenced deep house. Elsewhere, there's a comforting warmth and hazy funk about woozy deep house stomper "Howsmusic", and the disco-sampling "In Reverse" sits somewhere between a locked-in disco-house thumper, and the looser, more soulful work of Detroit's Andras.
HEIST 015
29 Feb 16
Deep House
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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").
HEISTLP 01
28 May 18
Deep House
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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.
HEIST 039
08 Jul 19
Deep House
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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.
HEIST 041
28 Oct 19
Deep House
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Cant 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.
HEIST 026
31 Jul 17
Deep House
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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.
HEIST 046D
19 Jun 20
Deep House
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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.
HEIST 031
23 Apr 18
Deep House
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F3000 - (5:46) 128 BPM
   
With Lasers - (6:54) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
See You On The Other Side (original mix) - (6:16) 118 BPM
   
See You On The Other Side (Mount Liberation Unlimited Crying Cowboy Dubb) - (6:52) 123 BPM
Review:  This EP marks a welcome return to Heist Recordings from Fouk, the deep house collaboration between Daniel Leseman and Hans Peeman. There's naturally much to admire throughout, from the rubbery disco bass, hustling house beats and intergalactic synths of opener "F3000", to the pleasingly loose beats, clattering percussion hits and hard-worn disco-funk grooves of "See You on the Other Side", via the warm and toasty boogie/house fusion of "With Lazers". Improvisation-loving combo Mount Liberation Unlimited steals the show with a loose, languid and deliciously deep interpretation of "See You on the Other Side" that seamlessly fuses the best of both their and Fouk's respective production styles.
HEIST 025
26 Jun 17
Deep House
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Truffles - (6:07) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I'll Be Down (original mix) - (6:50) 122 BPM
   
Need My Space - (7:14) 124 BPM
   
I'll Be Down (Hugo LX Meteor mix) - (6:54) 122 BPM
Review: Following a couple of acclaimed outings on Outplay, Fouk returns to Heist Recordings with their first EP of 2019. They begin with the fuzzy dancefloor funk of "Truffles", whose thickset acid bass, rush-inducing piano riffs and late '80s machine drums recall the Halcyon days of house music, before exploring warmer, deeper and woozier pastures on the jazzy house bump of EP standout "I'll Be Down". There's more melodic, all-action sample-house fare to be enjoyed in the shape of "Need My Space" - all twinkling pianos, nu-disco bass and shuffling deep house beats - while Hugo LX's rework of "I'll BE Down" is a bustling, intergalactic house treat.
HEIST 037
25 Mar 19
Deep House
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Fouk - "Lefty's Bar" (Brame & Hamo remix) - (6:08) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Brame/Hamo - "Hotshot" (Fouk remix) - (5:09) 119 BPM
   
Nachtbraker - "You're Out Of Your Element" (Detroit Swindle remix) - (7:02) 125 BPM
   
Detroit Swindle - "Alright We'll Be" (M ono remix) - (7:17) 124 BPM
   
M Ono - "Delaware State Route" (Nachtbraker remix) - (6:09) 125 BPM
Review: On 2014's The Roundup, Heist Recordings family members remixed leading label releases from the previous 12 months. It was such a success that Detroit Swindle has decided to repeat the exercise, with similarly positive results. Across the five tracks, you'll find a groovy, clavinet-and-Rhodes heavy loop jam (Brame & Hamo's remix of Fouk's "Lefty's Bar"), some boogie-flavoured, soulful deep house haziness (Fouk reworking Brame & Hamo), a dash of broken deep house funk (Detroit Swindle's take on Nachtbraker's "You're Out Of Your Element"), and a wonderful combination of undulating breakbeat-house rhythms and eyes-closed musical touches (Nactbraker re-wiring M Ono's "Delaware State Route"). In other words, it's business as usual from one of deep house's most consistent labels.
HEIST 013
09 Nov 15
Deep House
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Fouk - "Need My Space" (Detroit 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
   
Detroit 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".
HEIST 043
27 Jan 20
Deep House
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Child Of The Universe - (7:19) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Worldwide Deluxe Edition - (6:56) 120 BPM
   
Rising Sun, Falling Coconut - (6:59) 124 BPM
   
Yeah But Maybe Never - (6:32) 123 BPM
Review: Part of the appeal of Frits Wentink's productions has always been their inherent wonkiness. While his take on deep house has always drawn on classic US house influences, these are often combined with curious synth melodies, off-kilter jazz samples or subtle nods towards UK garage. All of these inspirations can be heard on the Dutch producer's latest outing for Heist Recordings. There's much to admire on the toy-box melodies and bumping beats of "Child Of The Universe", the fluid, late night deepness of "Worldwide Deluxe Edition", and the drunken jazz-house shuffle of closer "Yeah But Maybe Never". Best of all, though, is "Rising Sun, Falling Coconut", a delicious fusion of slipped US garage grooves, heady late night vocal samples and wild, P-funk-on-acid synth lines.
HEIST 014
25 Jan 16
Deep House
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Get Loose (feat Zodiac - original mix) - (5:28) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Change Ur Ways - (6:28) 124 BPM
   
Can You Feel Your Senses? - (5:31) 123 BPM
   
Get Loose (feat Zodiac - Kai Alce NDATL mix) - (6:29) 124 BPM
   
Get Loose (feat Zodiac - Kai Alce NDATL instrumental) - (6:28) 124 BPM
Played by: Kisk, Till Von Sein
Review: Having previously impressed under the Books alias via quality EPs on Omena and XVI, Hugo Mari pops up on Heist Recordings under his given name. The resultant five-tracl EP is something of a blockbuster, with Mari delivering a perfectly pitched chunk of jazz-funk-fired vocal deep house brilliance ("Get Loose", featuring the sublime vocals of Zodiac), some vintage Todd Edwards-influenced deep house bump (the bluesy warmth of "Change Ur Ways") and a woozier, warmer slab of organic and loose-sounding deep house cheeriness ("Can You Feel Your Senses"). NDTL man Kai Alce does delivers vocal and instrumental revisions of "Get Loose", both of which are slick, soulful, warm and rolling; classic deep house vibes to warm the senses on chilly winter nights
HEIST 035
03 Dec 18
Deep House
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Hugo Mari - "Change Ur Ways" (Detroit 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
   
Detroit 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".
HEIST 036
11 Feb 19
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The Premise - (6:21) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bad Habit - (7:08) 126 BPM
   
Love 4:2 (original mix) - (9:18) 124 BPM
   
Love 4:2 (DJ Nature remix) - (6:43) 124 BPM
Review: Detroit Swindle's Heist imprint now presents Kassian, the brainchild of Joe Danvers-McCabe (Danvers) and Warren Cummings (Warren Xclnce). Both are regulars in the underground and wider reaching London scenes, with Warren being a co-founder of Abouttoblow and a previous studio producer at Worldwide FM, while Joe came through DJing and running nights in the eclectic world of Bristol nightlife before moving to London. The Premise EP features the deep and sulty late night groove of the title track - a perfect match for the Amsterdam based imprint, while "Bad Habit" goes for an energetic disco- acid vibe. Finally "Love 4:2" was decent enough in its original form, but the man DJ Nature works his magic as always by taking the track down even deeper and more emotive territory...
HEIST 034
29 Oct 18
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Apollo (feat Laroye - original mix) - (6:57) 126 BPM
   
8th Movement - (7:39) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Apollo (feat Laroye - Leo Pol remix) - (7:25) 126 BPM
   
Brass Hammer - (6:48) 125 BPM
Review: When they first appeared on Heist Recordings in 2018, Kassian were considered raw but promising talents. Since then, the Hackney-based duo has gone on to release a string of fine EPs for the likes of Groovence and Phonica White. There's plenty to set the pulse racing on their return to Detroit Swindle's label too, starting with the 'walking' disco bass, sparkling synth sounds, tactile chords and bustling grooves of lead cut "Apollo" - a track that's later given a classic-sounding deep house makeover by Leo Pol (check the jazzy solos and Afro-tinged beats). Elsewhere, "8th Movement" is a bounding chunk of U.S style deep house that sounds like it could have been recorded sometime in the late '90s, while closing cut "Brass Hammer" is a slightly more muscular chunk of peak-time deep house.
HEIST 047
10 Jul 20
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Different Planets (original mix) - (6:39) 121 BPM
   
Different Planets (Bobby Analog remix) - (6:41) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Random Visits - (5:42) 121 BPM
   
Cosmic Symphony - (7:57) 121 BPM
Review: Heist Recordings latest offering is a significant one, not just because it's rather good, but also due to the duo who made it: confident debutants Makez. The pair proves their mettle from the off, enveloping a low-slung disco house groove in rich deep house chords, dreamy pads and Latin style vocal chants on superb opener "Different Planets". Bobby Analog delivers an ear-pleasing, funk-fuelled classic house rework of that cut before the pair returns with the sparkling synth melodies, chunky disco bass and rolling drums of "Random Visits". Arguably best of all, though, is the drifting intergalactic warmth of "Cosmic Symphony", a loose and swinging deep house affair whose sustained chords seem to stretch out into infinity (and beyond).
HEIST 040
16 Sep 19
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Gotta Act To React - (6:47) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pollo Con Pollo - (7:32) 120 BPM
   
Intermezzlow - (3:16) 108 BPM
   
Intermezzo - (6:37) 116 BPM
   
Gotta Act To React (Float mix) - (5:29) 118 BPM
Review: Nachtbraker's latest expansive EP for Heist Recordings - his first release of 2016 - boasts a host of hot, floor-friendly excursions. The EP's first two missives offer two distinctly different takes on disco-house - the throbbing sub-bass, extra percussion hits and early Daft Punk riffs of "Gotta Act To React", versus the smooth, classic disco-sampling loop-jam "Pollo Con Pollo" - before the woozy, drawn out "Intermezzlow" allows the Dutch producer to showcase the groovy, downtempo side to his work. The accompanying "Intermezzo" is a jazzy, percussive deep house variation on the same sun-kissed theme, while "Gotta Act To React (Float Mix)" re-casts the EP's opening tune as a hazy deep house bumper.
HEIST 019
25 Jul 16
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M.m.m (feat San Proper's Elegy) - (7:00) 130 BPM
   
M.m.m (feat San Proper's Elegy - Session Victim remix) - (5:24) 122 BPM
   
Hamdi (original mix) - (7:07) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hamdi (Bil mix) - (5:25) 120 BPM
Review: Story has it that a bunch of Amsterdam's current scene heroes had studios in the basement of a hotel opposite the former iconic Trouw nightclub (RIP). One morning, local enfant terrible San Proper happened to cross paths with Nachtbraker (early on a Tuesday morning) and that's how this collaboration of sorts came about. More specifically, San Proper "casually grabbed a microphone.. Nachtbraker pressed record, Dr. Proper got his inner Mick Jagger on, and behold: Misses, madame, mademoiselle was born". Hear the cowboy of minimal house croon over Nachtbraker's funky disco loops on "M.m.m" (feat San Proper's Elegy), while Hamburg's finest Session Victim remix the track next: giving it more dancefloor dynamic. Second original offering "Hamdi" is a hammering disco house joint that will really rock the house, while the remix up next by Bli takes it down a couple of notches, plus a slight Afro touch into something deeper to mood light the early evening.
HEIST 027
11 Sep 17
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Nachtbraker - "Hamdi" (Fouk remix) - (7:16) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Parker Madicine - "Heartbreaker" (Detroit Swindle remix) - (6:29) 125 BPM
   
Nebraska - "Big Plate Chicken" (Alma Negra's Blacksoul remix) - (7:02) 124 BPM
   
Detroit 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.
HEIST 029
22 Jan 18
Deep House
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Khan's Bargain - (5:29) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Khan's Bargain (Tom Noble remix) - (7:11) 120 BPM
   
The Blues - (6:55) 128 BPM
   
It Won't Be Long - (5:53) 124 BPM
   
Varkala - (6:32) 119 BPM
Review: Nebraska has been a busy boy of late, delivering killer material on both Mister Saturday Night and Delusions of Grandeur. Here he dons his favourite balaclava and joins Detroit Swindle's Heist. He begins with the groovy, loose and low-slung disco-house bump of "Khan's Bargain", which is also brilliantly remixed by obscure boogie specialist Tom Noble. The tempo increases dramatically on the wide-eyed deep house sprint of "The Blues", before Nebraska enhances his Balearic house credentials thanks to the blissful synthesizer arpeggio lines and swirling chords of "It Won't Be Long". The spacey, string-drenched shuffle of "Varkala" draws a fine EP to a close.
HEIST 017
09 May 16
Deep House
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Affirmation - (7:20) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Aglio E Olio (original mix) - (5:57) 124 BPM
   
Aglio E Olio (Laurence Guy remix) - (7:30) 122 BPM
   
Big Plate Chicken - (5:42) 124 BPM
Review: Alistair Gibbs takes time out from churning out dancefloor gold on his Friends & Relations imprint to make a welcome return to Heist Recordings. Predictably, he's in fine fettle throughout. Opener "Affirmation" is an almost overwhelmingly positive chunk of loose and baggy disco house that's similar in feel - if not sound - to Tom Trago classic "Use Me Again". "Agilo E Olio", on the other hand, is a much more driving and low-slung affair, with key wickedly rubbery bass, cowbell-heavy percussion and fuzzy Clavinet lines providing heaps of dancefloor energy. Laurence Guy gives that track a warm, woozy and dreamy deep house makeover, before Nebraska rounds things off via the jaunty dub-house-meets-Maurice Fulton brilliance of EP standout "Big Plate Chicken".
HEIST 028
13 Nov 17
Deep House
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Y'miss Me Baby? (original mix) - (7:10) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dip & Flip - (6:23) 128 BPM
   
Y'miss Me Baby? (Giovanni Damico Jam mix) - (5:18) 118 BPM
   
Xiao Long Bao - (5:36) 120 BPM
Review: Although he delivered two editions of his ongoing, vinyl only "Disco Dubs" re-edit series on Friends & Relations, 2019 was a relatively quiet year for Alistair Gibbs AKA Nebraska. Here he begins 2020 in fine style with his first EP for Heist Recordings in almost three years. Title track "Y'Miss Me Baby" delivers a suitably strong start and see Gibbbs wrap twinkling lead lines, rich electric piano chords, talkbox vocals and P-funk synths around a hazy jazz-funk bassline and unfussy dancefloor drums. Giovanni Damico riffs on the jazz-funk and P-funk influences further on his instrumental boogie style "Jam remix". Elsewhere, "Dip & Flip" is an all-action, filter-heavy disco-house loop jam, while "Xiao Long Bao" is a warm, deep, humid and undeniably jazzy sample-house roller tailor made for sunny afternoons.
HEIST 044
09 Mar 20
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The Door - (6:07) 121 BPM
   
Glimpse Of Light - (5:22) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
UV Lights - (5:15) 118 BPM
   
Wakee - (6:42) 100 BPM
   
The Door (Mr Tophat remix) - (6:16) 125 BPM
Review: Quite remarkably, Obas Nenor's 2015 debut 12", My Way Home, appeared on Moodyman's Mahogani Music imprint. Since then, he's released hot material on Strictly Rhythm and Sol Power Sound. Here, he pops up on Detroit Swindle's Heist imprint with another strong collection of hazy, low-slung deep house shufflers. He begins with the loose, cheesecake-rich warmth of "The Door", before dipping the tempo a little on the funk-infused groove jam "Glimpse Of Light". There's a pleasingly bluesy feel about the bold and melodious "UV Lights", while "Wakee" offers a nu disco-influenced take on Detroit Beatdown. Mr Tophat's dense, deliciously percussive remix of "The Door" completes an excellent package.
HEIST 018
13 Jun 16
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The Ascent - (5:34) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Move Over - (5:52) 120 BPM
   
Show Off - (6:03) 122 BPM
   
Mess Around - (5:28) 120 BPM
Review: Detroit Swindle's Heist imprint is back with another wicked release this time courtesy of Berlin live act Ouer. "The Ascent" is dusty and soulful deep house with the right amount of bounce to work a dancefloor. "Move Over" is dark and emotive and probably more suited to the early hours to set the mood. "Show Off" is the most energetic cut full of swing, shuffle and cut up vocal samples but just wait until those dark strings come in giving the track a real edge. Finally "Mess Around" is sexy and funky and definitely the most uplifting track on this EP. For fans of hardware driven deepness like Borrowed Identity, this guy is one to watch!
HEIST 016
04 Apr 16
Deep House
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Heartbreaker - (6:52) 123 BPM
   
Zawinul - (7:21) 125 BPM
   
Placebo - (7:18) 127 BPM
   
Placebo (Byron The Aquarius reinterpretation) - (5:26) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Last time we heard from Parker Madicine was back in 2015, when the Italian producer impressed with an EP of Floating Points inspired goodness on Bastard Jazz. He's flipped the script slightly on this Heist Recordings outing, fixing his dusty jazz influences to loose, Detroit inspired deep house grooves and, in the case of fine opener "Heartbreaker", spacey synthesizer motifs. The darting, off-kilter electrofunk riffs and jammed-out drum machine beats return on "Zawinul", while "Placebo" is a fine chunk of woozy, head-in-the-clouds broken beat/deep house fusion. Byron The Aquarius steps up to remix the latter, serving up a jaunty, full-throttle deep house version rich in wide-eyed electronics and layered percussion hits.
HEIST 023
03 Apr 17
Deep House
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Jane's World - (5:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sacramento - (5:58) 124 BPM
   
Morbid - (6:41) 125 BPM
   
Jane's World (DJ Boring remix) - (7:53) 123 BPM
   
Sacramento (dub mix) - (5:41) 124 BPM
Review: Having previously flexed his psychedelic influences and love for bustling breakbeats via a tasty three-tracker on Optimo Music's Digital Danceforce offshoot, former Let's Play House artist Perdu makes his bow on Heist Recordings. Perdu love of lo-fi electronics once again comes to the fore on undulating, carnival-ready opener "Janes World", which is in turn re-imagined as a spiraling chunk of synth-heavy house by man of the moment DJ Boring. He brilliantly joins the dots between tropical melodies, heavy bass and shuffling machine beats on "Sacremento", which comes accompanied by a deeper and chunkier Dub, while "Morbid" is an excitable affair rich in rubbery samba-house drums and woozy, life-affirming synthesizer motifs.
HEIST 038
06 May 19
Deep House
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Late Night Studio Moves (original mix) - (9:26) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
You Treat Me Like A Fool - (6:42) 120 BPM
   
Jazz Kids - (6:54) 121 BPM
   
Late Night Studio Moves (The Mole MMD mix) - (7:12) 109 BPM
HEIST 032
25 Jun 18
Deep House
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Sammie (original mix) - (6:48) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Discko - (6:17) 120 BPM
   
Baila - (8:14) 120 BPM
   
Sammie (Pete Herbert remix) - (7:17) 120 BPM
Review: After a near two-year absence, Geurt Kerjes AKA Pitto has finally delivered a follow-up to his 2018 Heist Recordings label debut, "Late Night Studio Moves". It's every bit as alluring as its predecessor, particularly the breezy, summery and celebratory opener "Sammie", where life-affirming piano motifs and glassy-eyed vocal snippets ride an undulating, cowbell-powered organic house groove. He changes tack on the punk-funk/dub-disco-fired weightiness of "Discko" - check the tipsy trumpet solos - before reaching for hard-wired, Italo-disco style arpeggio lines, nu-disco riffs and jacking machine drums on "Bailia". Mr Balearic Nu-Disco himself Pete Herbert provides the EP's obligatory remix, laying down a cheery, sunset-ready revision that sparkles from start to finish.
HEIST 045
20 Apr 20
Deep House
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Obas Nenor - "Wakee" (Detroit 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
   
Detroit 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.
HEIST 022
05 Dec 16
Deep House
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Shrewd - (5:00) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ligament - (5:17) 122 BPM
   
Sauce (feat Loes Jongerling) - (4:27) 123 BPM
   
If I Was To Gravy You - (5:28) 123 BPM
Review: Thanks to a string of well-received releases on Wolf Music, Dutch deep house producer Frits Wentink is a man in demand. Here he builds on his growing reputation with a typically bass-heavy, floor-friendly four-tracker for Heist Recordings. Wentink's production style - eccentric but danceable, and prone to blending fuzzy, analogue-rich bottom end with all manner of curious musical flourishes - is unique, and all four tracks come blessed with his usual intriguing touches. "Ligament" is the most obvious deep house killer, though we're particularly fond of the rubbery bass, watery vocals and jazz keys of "Sauce" - though the bouncy "Shrewd" has the most cross-over potential. Either way, it's another excellent EP from the Dutchman.
HEIST 005
07 Jul 14
Deep House
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