Detroit musician Stacey Pullen does it again on this hard-hitting, raw and sexy release on Blackflag Recordings. Pullen is a true legend and his understanding of soundspace is impecable and apparent in Any Which Way.
The EP consists of Pullen’s original mix, plus four variations: a dub and alternative mix from Stacey as well as two remixes from Martin Buttrich. The original mix is a heavy tech-house number that leans heavily on sharp elements, driving kick, and sweeping atmospheric vocal samples reminiscent of the classic Detroit sound. His “Dirty Mug Mix” was given an apt title – the dirty, heavy bassline energizes the track, allowing him to slow down the overall bpm of the mix while maintaining impressive movement. Layered claps and tingly synths keep the track sweetly textured. Perhaps as expected, the dub is a stripped back version of the original, with the vocal sample and airy-est elements dragged to the forefront providing an excellent focal piece for any late night set. A heavy bassline is ever present in this version as well.
Martin Buttrich serves as an excellent choice for remix duty, as his remixes retain the original’s heaviness but infuse the release with lovely, dreamy melody.
This is a beautifully well-rounded release from a Detroit master. All hail his knowledge and taste. Get it.
Artist: Stacey Pullen
Label: Blackflag Recordings
Catalog No.: BFR012