Detroit Dub Resurrection

Bandcamp Daily

“My entire studio was literally under two feet of sewage water. It was awful. I wanted to cry. I lost a lot of equipment. Tapes and tapes, years of music, hard drives, it was the worst thing you could ever imagine happening as an artist.”

Echospace, a notoriously elusive ambient and dub techno label out of Detroit, recently joined Bandcamp, putting its entire back catalog online. Like its hometown, Echospace’s music can seem cold and mechanical at first, but when you listen closely it brims with warmth and soul. Chicago native Stephen Hitchell runs the show, producing the majority of the label’s material under a network of names. He’s Variant for ambient compositions, Intrusion for more overtly Jamaican-influenced work (including 2009’s superb The Seduction of Silence), and Echospace for his collaboration with long-time music partner Rod Modell (Deepchord) of Detroit. Hallowed dub techno producers like Brock Van Wey, STL…

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