Vince Watson's long and geographically tenuous association with Detroit techno is a problematic one, not least for the Glasgow-born, Amsterdam-based producer and musician. In a recent interview, when answering a question about the nature of his influences, Watson said the association "pisses me off," adding that the term "Detroit" has become a reference to a "bygone era"; not an altogether unreasonable conclusion given that most observers would agree that there seems to be as much music dedicated to Detroit as there is music to which these post-Detroit tributes refer.
Much of Watson's club-oriented releases are pillowy, synth-suffused affairs that share some affinity with the city's formative strains of machine music, and "The Secret" motors along in much the same way, replete with Watson's trademark poise and his splendid way with melody. The beatless version oddly wouldn't sound too out of place on James Ferarro's widely-heralded longplayer, Far Side Virtual.
"Interference" delves more into familiar Tresor territory: lithe techno that is by turns seductive and bellicose, it's a track that invites you to tumble into a darkened corridor that couldn't be further removed from the utopian futurism of Watson's most euphoric moments, or, indeed, the era to which the producer is so often anchored.
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Tracklist: Vince Watson - Interference EP A Interference
B1 The Secret
B2 The Secret (Melody)