1-2 Weeks
The Roundup Part IV


Listen to this if you want to hear 2017's best tracks on Heist Recordings by Detroit Swindle, Alma Negra, Fouk, Nachtbraker, Nebraska, and Parker Madicine in one big remix package. The Roundup Part IV marks the end of year four of Heist Recordings and it might be their most varied release yet with some serious Afro funk from Switzerland, electronic soul from Italy, proper old school deep house from the UK, and some Dutch guys adding a bit of swing to the package. For those unfamiliar with the label's annual concept release, The Roundup is a release where each artist that has released in the year gets remixed by another Heist artist from that same year. The label put all the names in a big hat, and draw straws. The result: six different remixes from six of the most intriguing original tracks of the year. Fouk had the honor to rework one of the most euphoric tracks ever to come out on Heist Recordings and certainly one of Nachtbraker's most party-oriented tracks ever: "Hamdi". They flipped the original into a Rhodes-y Afro-tinged jam filled with lovely bleeps, FX, and some great work on the keys. The Detroit Swindle remix of Parker Madicine's "Heartbreaker" is just as dreamy as it is driving, making full use of their synth-cave with an ever-evolving Moog bassline and some great pads on the Arp Odyssey. Alma Negra's "Blacksoul" remix of Nebraska's "Big Plate Chicken" takes the full B side and rightly so. The African drums and chants along with the looped sampling of the original's bleeps give a great groove, but the track really comes alive when the bassline kicks in. The second 12" gives room for Nachtbraker's "Swing" mix of "Can't Hold It" where he lets loose a trippy, sample heavy track with a dustier ambience than your grandmother's living room. Turn it over and you'll find Parker Madicine jazzing up "Afrorleans" and Nebraska throwing in a classic deep house touch on his remix for Fouk. All and all, this is a greatly diverse, sexy, and club-ready package. 180 gram vinyl.