Marcellus Pittman is one of Detroit’s finest. He stands in good company. Alongside Moodyman & Theo Parrish they comprise the Three Chairs – a electronic supergroup, if such a thing exists. Much like his contemporaries, Pittman prefers to keep a relatively low profile, putting music at the forefront. It’s substance over style. With an appearance in Brighton coming-up in October, we take look back through his back-catalogue and pick-out 5 of his most influential tracks.
Random Acts of Insanity
In true Pittman fashion this is a glitchy house number with lots of sample cut-ups. Out in 2012, but still experimental by today’s standards. Pittman dares to tread the path un
Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cut (Marcellus Pittman Remix)
When German disco don Motor City Drum Ensemble comes calling for remixers, you can bet he has a suite of suitors to choose from. MCDE’s stage-name is of course a not-so-subtle reference to the city that spawned techno. So hometown Pittman was an assured choice.
The Mad Underdog
Squelchy and erratic and highly likely to discombobulate the dancefloor, this 2011 release on Seventh Sign was designed especially for dark rooms. A piece of straight-up Detroit techno
Marcellus Pittman & Theo Parrish – Selector’s Theme
Any time they get in the studio is worthy of note, but this track in particular . Taken from the infamous Night of the Sagitarius EP, the instrumental track contains some nods to the G-Funk era, again underlying the musical
Omar-S only picks the absolute crème de la crème of talent to grace his seminal label, FXHE. This track comes from a classic 2005 EP. Big bold drums and a reverberating bassline, Dirty Detroit at it’s best!