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Le Pimp "BTTB"

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It was late last year when the then-new Voltaire imprint dropped its inaugural release Keep It Off the Record—a bubbling analog-electronics-meets-Krautrock 12" from Trans Am drummer Sebastian Thomson's solo project Publicist. Now the SF label has returned with its second release, a 12" compilation entitled Affairs Online (artwork above). Amongst the five futuristic pieces of analog funk is this cut from a young Swede operating under the somewhat brash pseudonym Le Pimp. Undeniably indebted to the legacy of Detroit, "BTTB" seems to look back on the early heyday of Midwestern house and techno with a knowledgeable hindsight, even incorporating memories of some of its contemporaries, such as the Revolution-era Prince synth riffs placed at the edges of the song's space-aged, Motor City-electro core.

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