Chicago mainstay Mark Grusane partners up with Eric Schwab of metro Detroit to co-produce five diverse tracks that channel some of their Midwest dancefloor influences. The pair developed the tracks over several studio sessions during a Chicago winter, combining their respective sonic inspirations with assorted gear, sounds and samples that they each brought together.
The A1 is a cheeky club house track with an upbeat bassline, bouncing synth stabs, looping vocals by Amiruz, and a touch of 303. On A2 a driving beat rides over a wonky bass loop, filtered percussion layers, and dialogue snippets from a 70’s crime flick. On the flip, B1 layers 303 basslines and bleeps, spacey atmospheric sounds, and monotonous vocal clips, fusing 80’s synth music and mid-90’s electro. B2 is a relaxed deep electro cut, with 808 rhythms, dissonant synth pads and basslines, and the voice of Mark Grusane. B3 delivers a house jam with a chunky bassline, drum machine workouts, and percussive vocal samples. Whether you’re looking for sunny house cuts or late night freak jams, this record has something for everyone.