Detroit Swindle are Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets, 2 guys that, without actually growing up together, have had an almost identical musical upbringing. A vibrant mix of soul, funk, hiphop and jazz inspired them from an early age on and you can hear they put their swindling soul in every inch of their records. Carefully selected and well placed vocals, bumpy baselines and swinging hi-hats make that crossing-genre-sound that’s been the building block of their huge success
Their debut in 2012 brought them releases on Huxley’s imprint Saints & Sonnets, Dirt Crew, Murmur and the immaculate Freerange Records. Their tracks have had support from the likes of Deetron, DJ Sneak, Justin Martin, Jimpster, Eats Everything, The Revenge, Disclosure and many more. Solid reviews all over (DJ mag 9+, RA 4/5) show only the tip of the attention iceberg they’ve been on this year.
Already playing Live & DJ sets at mayor venues like Panorama Bar, Tresor and Zoo Project, Detroit Swindle have rapidly earned a solid spot in the international nightlife. Their upcoming work includes a follow up EP on Tsuba, and various remixes on some well respected labels.
Detroit Swindle are currently working on their 2013 release schedule and their live-show. For (DJ / LIVE) bookings or other inquiries, contact their bookers by email and be sure to follow them on their social media.