Thursday, September 29, 2011

Stone Coma - Booty Jam Smash Mix

Alright, I'm not even going to lie here, this is a mix I personally did. Yes, self-promotion. It's essentially a Ghetto tech/house and booty mix and the first one I've ever recorded, so it's a little rough at times, but I find it overall satisfactory. I just wish I didn't have to use the digital mixer on my DJ program because for whatever reason I can't use my physical mixer to record with. In all likelihood it's a hardware issue. Oh well, I did put a good amount of time into it and I hope you find it enjoyable. Thanks for the support SynthSD viewers!

1. 313 Bass Mechanics - Puff, Puff, Pass
2. DJ Godfather - Fly Skinnies
3. DJ Deeon - Move It!
4. Kill Frenzy - Nuff Said_Original Mix
5. DJ Omega - Pop that Ass
6. Bitch Ass Darius - Ride
7. DJ Spinn - Shawty off da Chain
8. DJ Slugo - Strap up before you Hit It
9. Duran Duran Duran - Booty Jihad


Monday, September 26, 2011

Model 500 - Night Drive

Night Drive is one of the first Model 500/Metroplex releases and a Detroit classic. The primary track, Night Drive (Thru-Babylon) was supposedly inspired by the drone being dispensed from the factories off of a Detroit freeway, which melds together quite well with the themes within early techno. The term 'transmat' used (taken from the name given to a transportation device in Doctor Who) will later be taken up by Derick May to name his own label. On another note, the only difference between the first and second tracks (Night Drive (Thru-Babylon) and Time Space Transmat) is that the former contains Juan Atkins vocals while the latter does not.



Sunday, September 25, 2011

Leopard Moth - Skate Session EP *SYNTHSD EXCLUSIVE*

Leopard Moth has been cool enough to release this EP only on Synthetic Sounds Detroit! The music of Dane LeFevre includes a lot of instrumental samples and almost weird indy/no-wave characteristics He's rather new to the scene, but he's bringing something original and interesting (in a good way) to the table, so to speak. While Leopard Moth is still experimenting and building himself, it should be exciting to hear his future work.




Here's a brief video of one of his live performances:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

313 Bass Mechanics - Dress to Sweat

DJ Nasty simply went under "313 Bass Mechanics" for multiple releases for Databass (which this album is on) and Breakin' Records. The only significant difference I can sense between this and DJ Nasty is a greater push in the direction of electro. It almost seems bizarre how there's also a 'clean' version of the "Suga Daddy" track on here. Doesn't censoring ghettotech defeat some sort of purpose ( joking, kind of)?



Monday, September 19, 2011

Kenny Dixon Jr. - Soul Sounds

More often known by his alias Moodyman, Kenny Dixon Jr. has been a long contributor to the Detroit electronic scene for nearly the past twenty years with an impressive yield of releases and contributions. This album, Soul Sounds, was released by Soul City, which can attribute its brief existence to the legendary Mike Banks. As if it couldn't be inferred, this album very much so carries a soul influence. Perhaps I'm simply not used to music quite like this, but its clean production value and soothing rhythms seem to hit just the right spot while my body is being crushed by an intense magnitude of schoolwork. His lack of interviews (common for techno artists) makes it remarkably difficult to learn much about him even with all the work he's produced. In fact, one might not know Mahogani is Moodyman's label without a little searching.

Mahogani Music


Monday, September 12, 2011

Autumus - Sequential Aspects I *SYNTHSD EXCLUSIVE!!!*

Autumus has been so kind to release this album right here on Synthetic Sounds Detroit! Russian-born Ivan Udintsev, under the alias Autumus, is quickly gaining attention, substantially more than when I saw him perform not even half a year ago. Being that he creates a dark brand of minimal synth, he's a definite rarity to be appreciated. More and more, Autumus is becoming a personal favorite of mine and I'm very pleased to have this album to share with the world. He even told me "Sequential Aspects I" is a collection of "outtakes and demos", although I wouldn't have been able to discern this if not informed.

For any questions or interest in purchasing tapes or CDs, he can be contacted at



Friday, September 9, 2011

Soundmurderer - Gunshot/Lickshot

Soundmurderer is the moniker of Todd Osborn ('Clutch' from Starski & Clutch). As the ex-owner of Dubplate Pressure shop, the first Drum & Bass record store in Detroit, Todd holds concrete jungle credentials. His releases under Soundmurderer's solo work is somewhat limited ("Soundermurder & SK-1" records are much more abundant) as Todd seems to only put something out ever few years, but this 7" is worth the listen. It's possible one may also be familiar with the "Rewind Records" label that he ran for a little while. Clash Records, out of the Netherlands, the label this is on, is responsible for releasing some of the more popular jungle/breakcore artists, including Bong-Ra, FFF, and I:gor. I'm quite pleased to be able to post something along the lines of 'breakcore', which isn't exactly a popular thing in Detroit, yet I'm a tremendous fan of the genre.

I can't seem to find a place to download/purchase this release, so yeah.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

In need of help.

As you can clearly tell, it has been difficult for me to post on here as much as I'd like to. I'm a full time student with a decent social life. I'm interested in having others post on here as well.

The essential requirements are:

A. A decent understanding and wide appreciation of Detroit electronic music;

B. At least fairly fluent with the English language;

C. A belief that music should be obtainable to all, regardless of personal wealth.

If you can fall under these three categories and would be interested in aiding me in the endeavors of SynthSD, please e-mail me at and I'll give further details.