This next release on Heist Recordings is a very special one. They’ve always stated how big their love for the US house sound is and they have worked as hard as they could to pay homage to the originators of that sound. In that sense, Heist 050 in many ways feels like a gift. It’s a gift to get to have music from a group of artists that have shaped the sound and scene that they hold so close to their heart. The artists we’re talking about? The legendary Detroit group Scan 7.
Scan 7 don’t just release great records; they put out their music as a statement. A statement of staying true to the underground and a statement of supporting those in need of support, in need of a voice. This is as relevant today as it was back in 1993 when they released their seminal debut EP ‘Black Moon Rising’ on Underground Resistance.
27 years later, they are still on top of their game with releases on Transmat, KMS, a recent album on Deeptrax, remixes on Classic and an upcoming reissue of their Tresor released manifest ‘The Resistance”. This EP for Heist is not one to miss. The ‘Sooner than later” EP features 3 original tracks ranging from soulful house to classic deep house, to funked-up techno.
The EP kicks of with ‘All for me’, a track that oozes Motor City funk with every beat. A bit of live bass, crowd chants, jazzy saxophones and some brilliant work on the keys all come together to create an undeniably warm and life-affirming song. This is soulful house the way it’s supposed to be and we’re sure you’ll be chanting along once you’re a few minutes in.
If you’ve heard any of their recent releases, you’ll know that Scan7 have a deeply rooted love for organs. With ‘The best is yet to come’, you’ll find out why. The chords, layered strings and sample chops work together for a vintage groove in true Scan7 style. At exactly the right time, you’ll find a new element popping in to add density, variation or buildup to the track, like the lovely pitch-bended lead coming in halfway through the song. This track is true to its genre, and done with so much style and musicality, that you can’t help but love it.
For the final track, we’re moving into deeper Detroit territory where you hear Scan7’s techno roots come into play. Rough 909 drums, live percussion and a sampled live bass all loop into a distinct groove, with organ hits coming in for just the right amount of shuffle.
You can now listen to the full premiere of ‘All For Me’ exclusively on our sister channel Dancefloor Romancer. Enjoy!