The Dirt Tech Reck founder includes cuts from Patrice Scott, Doc Link and LADYMONIX on the forthcoming mix.
The Dirt Tech Reck boss's Detroit roots stretch back to a childhood spent listening to Roy Ayers, Kraftwerk and Funkadelic. He'd go on to work alongside J. Dilla as a founding member of Slum Village before launching a solo career that has seamlessly moved from hip-hop to house. For the Detroit Love Vol. 3, Waajeed positions Detroit artists like Patrice Scott and LADYMONIX alongside acts that look to Detroit for inspiration, like Teflon Dons, Doc Link and Preslav & C. Scott.
Per Detroit Love tradition, the CD and digital mix will be accompanied by an unmixed vinyl set gathering exclusive tracks from the compilation (save DJ Rimarkable's "I'm In Trouble," which was originally released on Dirt Tech Reck last year).
While Detroit Love Vol. 3's 20 tracks come from other artists, Waajeed also has a solo EP of his own, Hocus Pocus, out this month on Benji B's Deviation.
Carl Craig launched the label and compilation series in 2018 with a Stacey Pullen mix and handled the second instalment himself in April.
Listen to LADYMONIX's "WhoRU."
01.14KT - WE Out Chea
02. Blackloops - Higher
03. Tall Black Guy - Coffee Room
04. Patrice Scott - The Detroit Upright
05. Scott Diaz - We Reminisce
06. Rocco Rodamaal - Someday (Brian Tappert Rework)
07. Doc Link - Jackin Jazzy
08. Nine Toes - Stand Up (Original Mix)
09. Sergio Fernandez - Urano Beats
10. D-Love Music - Celestrial (Original Version)
11. Damon Bell - Mermaid Blues feat. Camille Safiya
12. Roddy Rod - Overbite
13. Matthew Law - Minimariddim
14. Joss Moog - 196
15. Teflon Dons - Gonna Tell Me
16. LADYMONIX - WhoRU
17. Harry Romero - Revolution (Deep In Jersey Extended Mix)
18. DJ Rimarkable - I'm In Trouble (Original Mix)
19. Lux - The Set Up
20. Preslav & C. Scott - Achey Brakey
A1 Roddy Rod - Overbite
A2 14kt - We Out Chea
B1 D Love Muzic - Celestrial (Club Mix)
B2 Teflon Dons - Gonna Tell Me
C1 LADYMONIX - WhoRU
C2 DJ Rimarkable - I'm In Trouble
D1 Matthew Law - Minimariddim
D2 Damon Bell - Mermaid Blues feat. Camille Safiya
02. Lotta Bounce
03. Let Your Love
Planet E and !K7 will release Detroit Love Vol. 3 on November 15th, 2019. Deviation will release Hocus Pocus on October 18th, 2019.
Photo credit: Nicole Shackelford