||1.||"Detropolis" (original mix)|
||2.||"Detropolis" (Aux 88 Mad Scientist mix)|
||1.||"Detropolis" (Detroit vocal Mental mix)|
||2.||"Detropolis" (M5 Central Station mix)|
The enigmatic Optic Nerve aka Keith Tucker returns with the aptly named Detropolis 12" on Anthony "Shake" Shakir's Puzzlebox imprint. Deep sea melodies, stabby chords and ravey basslines litter the EP which floats somewhere between shuffling techno and bubbling electro of the Detroit kind. Optic Nerve's soothing original is a fast-paced slice of electro-techno gold, while Aux 88 up the percussive elements of Tucker's original, escorting a plodding bassline from out back to up front. The "Detroit vocal Mental mix" sheds all but the basics and pumps up the bass, using a vocodered "Detropolis" vocal as its centrepiece. Discreet Drexciyan pads and Model 500 magic flash throughout the "M5 Central Station Mix", closing a quintessential Detroit classic.
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