This week’s Detroit Proud playlist has drudged deep into the alleys of Detroit to bring you the who’s who of our city’s music scene. From reggae-driven vibes to hard-hitting rock to soulful and funky hip hop, there’s a taste of everything and we want to share with you!
So, go on then…we promise they won’t bite!
The Summer Pledge – “Wonder”
The Summer Pledge captivates listeners with bright and breezy anthems. They’re energetic, fun and laced with soaring vocals. Imagine a prettier, and more uplifting, Radiohead. Find more from them here!
Mason’s Case – “Sirens”
Originally hailing from Michigan, Mason’s Case has made a case for themselves in the Chicago area – however, we thought they needed a shout here on our Detroit Proud Playlist. They blend together harmonies of bluesy rock and electrified guitar riffs. Don’t miss their next show in Detroit – check them out here!
Skee-Town Stylee – “ENVY”
Skee-Town Stylee ushers in the chill, the cool and the easy-going vibes. Perfecting their own smooth reggae-dub sound, Skee-Town Stylee mesmerizes crowds with a fresh take on an old sound. Don’t miss them in Ann Arbor this weekend, check them out here!
Clear Soul Forces – “Get No Better”
Bringing their own style and rhythm to Detroit rap, Clear Soul Forces engage their audience with vibrant vocals and illuminating instrumentals. Their hit “Get No Better” off of their latest album set the internet on fire – if you haven’t listened yet, you’re one of the few! Check them out here!
Passalacqua – “Dead Fish Eyes”
With passionate lyrics and driving beats, Passalacqua puts their own dazzling flair of soul and funk on traditional hip hop. They’ve invaded the Detroit music scene with their distinctive style and we’re on the edge to see what they do next. Check them out here!
Lord Scrummage – “In The Garbage”
An experimental, electronic-psychedelic groove band, Lord Scrummage gives Detroit fans a taste of something new. It’s a lustful hedonistic affair with your ears when you listen, so you should check them out. Find them here!
Alexis – “Goldstar”
Alexis is an electronic synth-pop band – they have weeping melodies, and honeyed vocals entrance you into a mystery. It’s velvety-glam and it’s utterly hypnotic. Check them out here!
The Vonneguts – “Automobile”
Playing that classic rock sound, The Vonneguts give you an ordered chaos. Smashing guitars, resonating vocals and quick tempos keep the crowds on their feet. Find more from them here!
The Paybacks – “Call Me When You’re Ready”
Playing that hard-hitting Motor City rock and roll that embodies Detroit, The Paybacks know how to have a fun time. They bring the same rock that The White Stripes made famous. Check them out here!
Dutch Pink – “Political Greatness”
Blending together gospel rhythm and blues, country Americana, and a raunchy rock and roll, Dutch Pink goes beyond the garage rock sound that most bands emerging from Detroit play. Don’t let that fool you though, they do get down and dirty – you’ll be compelled out of your seat. Check them out here!
Got a favorite of your own? Let us know in the comments below!