RA's recent label of the month will release a compilation tipping its hat to Detroit later this year.
Chicago's Still Music will celebrate the Motor City later this year with In the Dark: The Soul of Detroit.
The compilation, whose tracklisting reads like a who's who of important underground techno players in the city, will also feature a 30-minute DVD that contains exclusive footage and interviews with Rick "The Godson" Wilhite, Ron Trent, Mike Grant, Mike Huckaby, DJ 3000 and more. The music, on the other hand, features Wilhite and Amp Fiddler heavily throughout, but also finds room to highlight Aesthetic Audio's Keith Worthy, Unirhythm's Malik Pittman, Huckaby and more.
Unfortunately, production delays have pushed back the record's release to "sometime this winter" according to label head Jerome Derradji. Those in New York, though, can celebrate in advance with a show later this month in which two of Detroit's finest will appear alongside Derradji. Moodymann and Rick Wilhite will be taking over the basement at APT over the course of the night on the 24th. Expect techno, R&B and a whole lot of soul.
01. Courtney Jackson - Everybody (Amp Fiddler rmx)
02. Malik Pittman - Walk Thru Obaka
03. Rick "The Godson" Wilhite, Urban Tribe, S. Ingram - Cosmic Jungle
04. Keith Worthy & Malik Alston - Untitled
05. Anetria Wright - The Feeling of Love (Amp Fiddler rmx)
06. Rick "The Godson" Wilhite - Magic Water
07. Delano Smith - Hot-n-Funky
08. Patchworks - Sugar (Amp Fiddler rmx)
09. Rick "The Godson" Wilhite - City Bar Reopen "Live" Dancing
10. Mike Huckaby – Melodies from the Jazz Republic
11. Ray Bone Jones, Malik Pittman, Rick "The Godson" Wilhite - In the Dark
Still Music will release In the Dark sometime this winter through K7.