A faithful tribute to Detroit electro.
The tributes are so loving, in fact, that one of the record's tracks, "14357.977km," tells us the distance of a roundtrip between Belgrade and Detroit. It's the cut that's most closely connected to the soulful, melodic techno Šebelić used to make, its shimmering synth evoking old Galaxy 2 Galaxy. The other four tracks show that Šebelić has done his homework when it comes to electro basslines—they often double as the track's main melody. On "This Is For My Hood" and "Geto Brate," this means huge, funk-fuelled lines that are backed up by sharp strings and bold drums.
Where those two tracks shout for attention, "Church Of Tasmania" and "Baltimore" are slyer and subtler. The toned-down bassline on "Baltimore" could make it attractive to house and techno DJs who pack some electro in their bag. Cybotron's "Clear" looms large on "Church Of Tasmania," though the former is more urgent and paranoid than the track it inspired. It's a fitting feature of an EP that could have been called I Love Detroit.