For MotorCity Wine’s lucky 13th record they head over to Japan, where their friends DCTL (aka DJ Duct & Masafumi Telly Onishi) deliver a 4-tracker of heady sample-based Detroit-influenced beatdown house and downtempo. The titular “Deep Tannin” leads off the EP with peak hour drums, soulful vocal stabs, and jazzy keyboards, featuring the brilliant Detroit-based multi-instrumentalist Rafael Leafer on a grip of woodwinds.
“Refugee” follows inna beatdown stylee, sounding like 3 Chairs at their finest— this one’s for the heads and discerning dance floors. “Little Dancer” continues the beatdown theme but cranks up the tempo a little more, delivering dusty loopy jazz-tinged deep house perfection. The gorgeous “2 Bottles” closes this EP, showing DCTL’s brilliant downtempo instrumental hip-hop MPC skills. Cut loud and pressed to the highest quality vinyl in Detroit, with full color picture sleeve artwork by the venerable Michal Rafaj. Limited pressing, don’t sleep.