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Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Featured, Music, Reviews |

Music Mondays: John Norman’s 313 EP

Music Mondays: John Norman’s 313 EP

jnormanLast week the 3-1-3 celebrated its 313th birthday, making the Motor City one of the oldest and most historic cities in our country’s history. It seems only appropriate to have John Norman’s latest release, 313 EP, come out today on KMS Records, a welcomed belated birthday gift for all of us.

Canadian producer John Norman is known for his hybridized techno sound which has garnered attention from the likes of Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Joseph Capriati and other heavy hitters in the scene. His latest release on Kevin Saunderson‘s imprint is an ode to Detroit techno, with industrial-inspired soundscapes, relentless drum patterns that reflect the city’s unwavering spirit, and a simple yet effective vocal clip that says “Detroit” throughout. From Ibiza to LA, this massive track will ignite dancefloors around the world with its raw vigor and penetrating sound.

First up on remixing duties is Toronto based producer, Antwon Faulkner, who adds an old-school vibe to the track with rich synths reminiscent of dance music from the early 90s. Faulkner’s I-75 remix is a weapon in any DJ’s arsenal, as it makes for a perfect segway into a darker, heavier DJ set. Rounding out the EP is Greg Gow‘s instrumental version, a song that still sounds very Detroit sans the vocals. A forceful combination of aggressive percussion and soul-tinged synths create a Motor City-inspired sound that all of us can get behind. The release is now available for purchase here.

Happy belated Birthday Detroit, the depths of your inspiration will never truly be known or fully comprehended.