”R U Married? R U Occupied? Got Kids? How bout HIV?” - Detroit In Effect
Stunning 1997 Detroit ghetto electro FINALLY repressed! File this one under *strange techno records we quietly wept over for years until someone started a petition and we realized we weren't alone in the world* right next to Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe. Easily the most sweated 12” from D.I.E. aka Detroit In Effect aka The Men You’ll Never See. The Unseen was long resigned to *record you’ll never see* status until our homies from De Nederlands Clone stepped up. “R U Married” is a timeless party flattener that’ll never go out of style, but the whole EP follows the same formula: crunchy 150bpm drums, Kraftwerk-indebted sci-fi aesthetics, crude vocals and high-pitched leads yanked straight off a Traxster beat. All six tracks bang. Highly recommended.
- black vinyl 12"
- originally released in 1997
- official reissue
- music label: Clone West Coast Series 2019
reviewed by Isosceles Kramer 04/2019