Reviewed by Joshua Glazer (all music guide)
Mike Dykehouse hails from western Michigan, located halfway between Detroit's pristine techno community and Chicago's jackin' house scene. And his unique name first came into recognition after playing the inaugural Detroit Electronic Music Festival. His music, however, is much more akin to the IDM movement from European quarters. Assembled by Mike Paradinas (aka µ-Ziq) from a collection of home recordings produced between 1996-2001, Dynamic Obsolescence shows the depth and maturity of an artist who has been making music long before gaining any recognition. The essential beats are a calliope of turning gears and possessed typewriters tuned to a variety of mellow and harsh timbres. But Dykehouse's true mastery is at the hands of the keyboard where he produces an abundance of rich and beautiful synth melodies. Tracks entitled "Chapel Hillectro" and "Ypsitucky" reveal a lighthearted irreverence when it comes to geography, but the music contained within is a fortunately discovered collection of grade-A electronic compositions.
- Rudi Zygadlo - Great Western Laymen
- FaltyDL - Endeavour
- Ikonika - Dckhdbtch
- FaltyDL - Phreqaflex
- DJ Nate - Hatas Our Motivation
- Oriol - Night And Day
- Vex'd - Cloud Seed
- Terror Danjah - Power Grid E.P.
- Oriol - Coconut Coast
- Ital Tek - Moment In Blue E.P.
- Rossi B & Luca (feat. Killa P.) - E10 Riddim
- Starkey - Ear Drums And Black Holes
- The Internal Tulips - Mislead Into A Field By A Deformed Deer
- Starkey - Stars (feat. Anneka)
- Slugabed - Ultra Heat Treated E.P.
- Venetian Snares - Horsey Noises
- FaltyDL - Love Is A Liability
- Luke Vibert - We Hear You
- Boxcutter - Arecibo Message
- Shitmat - One Foot In The Rave
- Terror Danjah - Industry Standard Part 4
- Terror Danjah - Gremlinz (The Instrumentals 2003-2009)
- Burnkane - You Know
- Subeena Ft. Jamie Woon & Om'Mas Keith - Solidify