First Listen: Detroit Swindle – Race Against The Machine (Freerange Records)

Amsterdam’s finest duo let loose an acid-inflected stomper for Freerange Records’ 20th anniversary.

Jamie ‘Jimpster’ Odell and Tom Roberts’ Freerange Records turns 20 this month, and to mark the occasion they’ve assembled a 20 track, five vinyl box set that collates cuts old and new from the label’s associates. Emerging in London in 1996 with an EP from Jimpster, the label has since remained a steady dance floor force, releasing records from the likes of Switch, Trevor Loveys, Shur-I-Kan, Kirk Degiorgio, Milton Jackson, Trackheadz and Stimming. Contributors to the new compilation – entitled 20 Years of Freerange, out now – include KiNK, Pittsburgh Track Authority, Kuniyuki, Kito Jempere, Soul of Hex, Clavis, and Jimpster himself.

Celebrate two decades of Freerange glory by listening to the offering from Amsterdam’s Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets, aka Detroit Swindle, as they serve up a gurgling acid-tinged club anthem on ‘Race Against The Machine’. All manic synth work and taut percussion, this one’s bound to set any crowd alight at peak time. Press play below and catch Detroit Swindle in the flesh at Hertfordshire’s Farr Festival, July 14-16.

20 Years of Freerange is out today on 5×12″ box-set and July 29 on digital.