Nope, I shall resist the temptation to make a crack about lesbian dance producers, for Dykehouse is in fact, from the motor city itself - Detroit. Mike combines the city's techno electro and house legacies and injects them with the kind of fidgety, mind-blasting energy that the UK's electronica massive will relate to. he's obviously absorbed Aphex, Autechre and Paradinas. Either that or he's using the same software plug-ins. Mike isn't at the cutting
Reviewed by Kent Williams
The current competition between electronic musicians these days seems to be a footrace to the bleeding edge of technology and the listener's patience. This is inevitable as the means of musical production are literally changing beneath a musician hands. In this environment, intelligent, appealing compositions that aren't a new variation of a sharp stick in the ear can get be ignored.
Mike Dykehouse (it's really his name, give him a break) thus
Mike Dykehouse (you’ve read everywhere else that it’s his real name, so we won’t bore you with that) comes from Kalamazoo, a spitting distance away from Detroit. This might explain the definite techno feel oozing out of Dynamicobsolescence. But, as perceptible the influence of the Motor city is here, Dykehouse also borrows much of his experimental threads from the likes of Aphex Twin, Plaid, Squarepusher (in his more subdued moments, admittedly)
Reviewed by Lars Andersson (girlplusboy.com)
Dynamic Obsolescence is Detroit DJ Mike Dykehouse's first full-length album, and it properly displays this DJ's fascination with the tradition of his city, as well as with some German predecessors. The album itself is strictly a one-man affair, with Dykehouse creatively responsible for all 19 tracks. It goes some distance to demonstrate just how much can be accomplished by one person alone, with some decent, yet accessible equipment and some
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