Our Detroit Proud Playlist comes together each week with one goal: to share songs from the talented and admired musicians (and bands) from the Detroit area with the community. We want to highlight their successes and get people groovin’.
See who we picked this week!
The High Strung – “I Got Your Back”
An indie rock and pop mix, The High Strung have surely made more than a case for themselves here in Detroit. Their song “The Luck You Got” is the theme song for the Showtime show Shameless, and lead singer and guitarist Josh Malerman is a published author with his book Bird Box that has also gone on to land him a huge movie deal! We can’t wait to see what’s next from these guys. Check out more from them here!
ADULT – “Lost Love”
An electro-pop sensation, ADULT integrates vocals with drum machines, analog synths, and electronic-punk elements. They originally began producing and releasing music back in 1998 under the pseudonym Plasma Co.. Today they’re not only popular here in Detroit, but also in the UK and Germany. Check them out here!
Electric Lion Sound Wave Experiment – “Space Angel”
An eloquent blend of electronic synths over jazzy-rock undertones, Electric Lion Sound Wave Experiment is one of Detroit’s most eclectic groups. A five-member band, they combine the sounds of a synthesizer, drums, bass guitar, and guitar to create a whole new experience with electronic music…and their live shows are just as captivating as their music. Check them out here!
The Sights – “You Are The Sunshine”
The Sights have shared the stage with some of the best in the business: Robert Plant, Tenacious D, The White Stripes, The Dirtbombs, and many others. They call themselves “Detroit’s masters of heavy soul” and we can’t argue it. Their sound is part blues-rock, part power-pop, and it’s captured our attention. Check them out here!
Jet Rodriguez – “Jessie’s Army”
A delicious mix of psychedelica meets Americana, Jet Rodriguez have three completed albums out and are hard at work on their fourth, Day of the Dead, due out this year. After being blown away by their first releases, we can only expect greatness with the next. Check them out here!
Alexis – “Need Your Love”
A perfectly harmonized blend of trance pop and smoky vocals, Alexis creates waves of sounds that add up to a melodic ecstasy. A group of only two musicians, they expertly grab the attention of their audiences with their electronic symphonies that easily capture your soul – and they’re at work on their third album, due out this fall! Check them out here!
Flint Eastwood – “Secretary”
Currently on tour all around Michigan, Flint Eastwood has already won the hearts of the Detroit music scene with their unbelievably catchy and danceable music. They call themselves a “spaghetti-western” inspired rock band, which we can only assume they’re a bunch of lovable goofballs – which only makes us love their music more. Catch them at Freedom Hill for the MO POP Festival in August…and check out more from them here!
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas – “Caught Up”
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas are hard to pin to any one genre of music – as their sound is eclectically intoxicating and always evolving into something better. They explode with heart, soul, and passion and it’s no wonder why they’re quickly becoming a nationwide sensation. A dark-soul pop sound is their overall forte, but they excel in every style. Check them out here!
Passalacqua – “Words With Friends”
An experimental hip-hop duo, Passalacqua takes traditional hip-hop and adds in elements of funk and soul to create a new inspired take on the old school hip-hop. We must say, their efforts have surely paid off – they’ve won the hearts of Detroiters and they are in the works of releasing a new album (produced entirely by Detroit band Flint Eastwood) entitled Church later this summer! Check them out here!
The Sound Logic – “City Lights”
Another duo makes our list this week and we’re shocked to hear such a resonating sound come from only two musicians. The Sound Logic produce a ‘60s and ‘70s blues-rock but mask it with a modern take…they’re similar to a live version of a fuzzed-out Black Keys, but with a Detroit kick of gritty guitars. Check them out here!
Who are YOU listening to? Tell us in the comments!