Detroit. The Motor City. The home of Motown, and also the birthplace of techno. Otherwise known as The 313 after its telephone area code, the city has played a pivotal part in music history. As a homage to Detroit, Steve Mac has produced ‘The 313’ with singer/songwriter Alana Maria.
Alana was born in Detroit and lived most of her life in the Motor City before moving to the UK. Possibly known for singing and writing the house classic ‘Burning’ with MK, she popped into Steve’s studio to work on a session and ended up recording some words about Detroit for fun.
Utilising some of the analogue hardware in his studio and Alana’s vocal, Steve has made this techno track. Building from just a moody kick-drum into a raw, immersive technoid anthem, the track aims to flip the switch and fuck with your head, as it’s aimed for a big sound system.
The track is taken from his new album ‘Bless This Acid House’, which will be released early May featuring possibly some of the scene’s most influential players including Marshall Jefferson, Irvine Welsh, E Raze, the late Sleezy D and Robert Owens.