Detroitish is the provisional title I have given to a growing personal collection of records that include the word ‘Detroit’ in the artists’ names, record or track titles or names of record labels. Selected records from those listed below form an integral part of recent works such as Pressing Detroit 2012 (2013), Waiting for Long Distance to Detroit #3 (2013), The One Hour Piece (2013) and The One Metre Measured Piece (2014). To date the Detroitish collection consists of the following:

A1 People, Evil Kneivel, Hydrogen Dukebox Records, 2002 – includes the track Detroit Style

A Drummer from Detroit, Drums#1, Fit Sound, 2011

Agent Patrick & Data, Boogie Down 313 e.p, Southern Outpost, 2000 – includes the track Boogie Down Detroit

Agent Patrick & Data, Boogie Down Detroit Remixes, Southern Outpost, 2001

Albino Gorilla, Detroit Sounds, Ember, 1972

ARCH_TYP, Detroit Bounce EP, Raw Fusion, 2007

Auxmen 2, We Rock Like This, Puzzlebox Records, 2003 – includes the track Detroit Parties (Acapella Bytes)

Luca Ballerini & Rio Padice, Never Mess La Cricca, Waxjam, 2012 – includes the track Detroit Bazaar

Faruq Z. Bey 4et, Live at the Detroit Art Space, Sagittarius A-Star, 2012

The Blaxploited Orchestra, Realized, Slow Town Records, 2013 – includes the track Realize (Norm Talley Detroit Dub Remix)

DJ Blend Detroit, DJ Blend Detroit, FXHE Records, 2011

Blodfet & DJ Lonely, From Tuscany to Provence, Börft Records, 2012 – includes the track Detroit is tuff, but so are we, sweets

Blondie, (I’m always touched by your) Presence, Dear, Chrysalis Records Ltd, 1978 – includes the track Detroit 442

Bobby Bare, Detroit City And Other Hits By Bobby Bare, RCA Victor, 1963

Big Band Soul, The Detroit Sound, Contour, 1971

Bulletproof/Catacomb, Between The Bars EP, Syndrome Audio, 2008 – includes the track Made In Detroit by Bulletproof

Bumper, Detroit, MDEX Recordings, 2004

Chairman Kato, Science & Romance EP, Awkward Movements, 2011 – includes the track Low Rises (Andres Detroit Soul Mix)

Capone, Back to Detroit, Test Recordings, 2010

Mike Clark, Detroit Beatdown Edits, White Label, 2009

Mike ‘Agent X’ Clark, Motown EP, Third Ear, 2003 (released as part of the Detroit Beatdown Sessions)

Gaz Coombes, Detroit,  Hot Fruit Recordings, 2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. We Almost Lost Detroit EP, Warner Bros. Records Inc., 2012

Billy Dalessandro/Soundshift, Soundshift [Restructured One], Soundshift [Detroit], 2007

Dark Carnival, Greatest Show in Detroit, Revenge Records, 1991

Sammy Davis, Jr., Hello Detroit, Motown, 1984

Detroit Boxx and Step 2, Wisdom, Faith & Knowledge, Bellmark Records & Black Forest Records, 1990

Detroits Chairmen Of The Board, Hip Hop Instrumentals, Blue Collar Records, 1997

Detroit’s Most Wanted, I Save My Words for Wax, Bryant Records, 1989

Detroit Cobras, Mink Rat or Rabbit, Sympathy For The Record Industry, 1998

Detroit/Detroit, You Gotta Hold On Me (Let Me Go), Express Records Co., 1990

Detroit Electro Orchestra, 1977 EP, Hydraulic Records, 1997

The Detroit Escalator Co., Black Buildings, Peacefrog Records, 2001

The Detroit Experiment, The Detroit Experiment, Planet E Communications, 2003

The Detroit Experiment, Think Twice (Mark E Remixes), Juno Records Ltd., 2009

The Detroit Emeralds, Abe, James and Ivory, Westbound, 1973

Detroit Grand Pubahs, Funk All Y’All, Zomba Recording Corporation/Intuit-Solar, 2001

Detroit Grand Pubahs, Birth in Zero Gravity, detelefunk, 2007

Detroitrocketscience, Detroitrocketscience Vol 1, Detroitrocketscience, 2012

Detroitrocketscience, Detroitrocketscience Vol 2, Detroitrocketscience, 2012

Detroitrocketscience/Kuba Sojka, 22.300 miles above Neo-Detroit, Minimalsoul Recordings, 2012

The Detroit Sex Machines, The Funky Crawl, Now-Again Records, 2004

Detroit Soul Project, Detroit is a Ghetto, PAN, 1998

The Detroit Spinners, Smash Hits, Atlantic, 1977

Detroit Swindle, B.O.S.T.O.N., Murmur Records, 2012

Detroit Swindle, Nothing Else Matters EP, Dirt Crew Recordings, 2013

Denizo/Alex W, Detroit Techno Archive I, Detroit Techno Archive, 2013

Denizo/Alex W, Detroit Techno Archive III, Detroit Techno Archive, 2014

Detroit Techno Militia, DTM001, Detroit Techno Militia, 2007

Detroit Urban Gardening Ensemble, Take Root, Out Here Audio, 2011

Devo, Doctor Detroit, Backstreet Records, 1983

Dilla Dog, Dillatroit, Ruff Draft Records, 2012 – includes the track Detroit Madness

Ernie, Black Noise EP, Bliq, 2011 – includes the track Burning Detroit

Erotek/AtWil, Detroit EP, International Deejay Gigolos, 2000

The Evergreens, The Green Folder, Terpsiton, 2012 – includes the track Detroit Evening

Evolutive System, City Soul, Snapshot Records, 2008 – includes the tracks detroit ([mxm] remix), detroit, detroit (roberto bosco remix)

Mr. Fowlkes, Detroit Beat Down sounds&grooves vol.2, City Boy Records, 2003 – includes the track Track Detroit

Garcia/Punisher, 10 Chene, Detroit Threads, 2010

Geeneus, Detroit, Dump Valve Recordings, 2003

Morgan Geist, Detroit, Environ Records, 2008

Fedde Le Grand, Put Your Hands Up For Detroit, Data Records, 2006

The Great Western, Great Western Salutes The Sound of Detroit, Marble Arch Records, 1970

Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists, Cool Aid, Lizard Records, 1971 – includes the track Detroit

I-Robots Presents: The Detroit People Mover EP Ft. Rhythim is Rhythim & Infiniti, Opilec Music, 2013

Kemetrix, Soulwerkz Detroit Presents: Soulbrother #3, Pomelo Records, 2012

Kelli Hand, “Detroit-History” Part 1, Tresor Records, 2001

Hastings Street Jazz Experience, The Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd, Midnite Records, 1976 (repress, not dated)

HERDS, Michigan, Residue Records, 2011 – includes the track Detroit

Hollywood Indians, Detroit, Riff Raff, 1987

David Holmes, Minus 61 In Detroit, Go! Discs Limited, 1995

John Lee Hooker, Detroit Special, Atlantic, 1972

Infamous Players, Detroit Avenue EP, Primate Endangered Species, 2007

The Insiders, Detroit, Renegade Recordings, 2003

Jay Dee, Welcome 2 Detroit Instrumental, BBE Records, 2005

Jay Dee aka J Dilla, Welcome 2 Detroit Instrumental, BBE Records, 2011 (10th Anniversary Limited Edition)

Juan Atkins/Detroit, The Berlin Sessions, Tresor Records, 2005

Jazz Juice, Detroit, Precious Material, 1997

Jazzmen: Detroit, CBS/Sony Inc. (Japanese repress)

Kero, Busted Berlin EP, BPitch Control, 2002 – includes the track Detroit Loft

K-Led, Detroit City, Force Inc. Music Works, 2003

Fela Kuti & Egypt 80, Live in Detroit 1986, Knitting Factory Records/Strut Records, 2012

Kenny Larkin, The Narcissist, Peacefrog Records, 2004 – includes the track Fake French (merci Detroit mix)

The Left, Gas Mask, Mello Music Group, 2010 – includes the track Real Detroit

Loco Lotus, Detroit, Loco Lotus, 1984

The Love Me Nots, Detroit, Project Infinity, 2008

Musical Rendezvous Presents, Introducing the Detroit Sound, Contour, 1971

Nicholas, The Beat Down, Mahogani Music, 2013 – includes the track Streets of Detroit

Nikki Corvette and the Stingrays, Back to Detroit, Dollar Record Records, 2006

Occasional Detroit/Gaybomb, Collaboration, Isle of Man, 2007

Omar S. Detroit, High School Graffiti, Scion Audio Visual, 2011

Optic Nerve, Detropolis EP, Puzzlebox, 2012 – includes the track Detropolis (Detroit Vocal Mental Mix)

Pariah, Detroit Falls, R & S Records, 2010

Paul Nero Sounds, Nero’s Detroit Soul Party, Liberty Records Limited, 1968

Terrence Parker, Detroit After Dark, STUD!O K7, 1997

Platinum Pied Pipers – Triple P Instrumentals, Ubiquity Records, Inc. 2005 – includes the track Detroit Winter (Instrumental)

Pleasure Circuit, Panic in Detroit, Tight Records Inc. 1983

Primal Scream, Evil Heat, Columbia/Music On Vinyl, 2011 – includes the track Detroit

Praezisa Rapid 3000, Doebeln/Detroit, Doumen Records, 2011

Professor Inc. Natural Evolution EP, Rue De Plaisance Records, 2012 – includes the track Detroit Baby

Hannes Rasmus, Analog ist besser, Notown, 2013 – includes the track Wir sind hier nicht in Detroit, Dirk 

Kevin Reynolds, Favis, Todchai Records, 2010 – includes the track Favis (Santiago Salazar’s Southwest Detroit Remix)

Karriem Riggins, Alone/, Stones Throw Records, 2012 – includes the track From Detroit/Belle Isle

Rockwell, Detroit, Shogun Audio, 2013

Samaan, Detroit Memories, fullbarr, 2011

Scan 7, I am from Detroit, Elypsia Records, 2001

Gil Scott-Heron, Angel Dust, Strata-East Inc., 2008 – includes the track We Almost Lost Detroit

Sinistarr, Detroit Deisel, Creative Source, 2009

S.M.A.L.L., First Time We Meet EP, Politics of Dancing Records, 2013 – includes the track Detroit

Delano Smith, Dark Shades of Detroit, Sushitech, 2011

Delano Smith, Light Shades of Detroit, Sushitech, 2011

Society Of Silence, Signifying Monkey, Society Of Silence, 2012 – includes the track Beat Reading Detroit

Soul Designer, EP1, F. Communications, 2001 – includes the track Detroit Sound

Sounds Incorporated, Detroit/The Spartans, Columbia, 1964

Spinor/Falcon, Once More/Detroit Resurrection, Fokuz Limited, 2004

Taho, Forest of Wonders, Delsin, 2007 – includes the track Detroit

Tall Black Guy, 8 Miles To Moenart, First Word Records, 2013 – includes the tracks Funeral Biz/Welcome To Detroit Interlude Feat. Mario and Malice Sweet and Mon amie De’troit Feat. Ozay Moore (formally known as Othello) Album Version

Norm Talley, The Riviere D’etroit, Rue De Plaisance, 2012

Mel Tillis, Detroit City, Pickwick, 1973

Andras Toth, Would U?, alphahouse, 2012 – includes the track Detroit Echo Tool

Trick-Trick (featuring Eminem), Welcome 2 Detroit, Motown, 2005

Keith Tucker, Detroit Saved My Soul, Seventh Sign Recordings, 2005

Unknown Artist, Long Distance to Detroit 01, Long Distance to Detroit, 2011

Unknown Artist, Long Distance to Detroit 02, Long Distance to Detroit, 2012

Unknown Artist, Long Distance to Detroit 03, Long Distance to Detroit, 2013

Unknown Artist, Summer in Detroit, Dem Bones, 2001?

Various Artists, Eleven Phases Detroit Compilation, Sublime Records, 1998

Various Artists, Essential Detroit Blues, Not Now Music Limited, 2012

Various Artists, 430 West Presents Detroit Calling, Concept Muisc/430 West Records, 2001

Various Artists, 3 Minute Blunts Vol1: The Sound of Detroit Instrumental Hip Hop, STUD!O K7, 1997

Various Artists, 313 Detroit, Infonet Electronic Recordings, 1992

Various Artists, Detroit Beatdown Remixes, Third-Ear Recordings, 2003

Various Artists, Detroit Beatdown Vol. Two/3, Third-Ear Recordings, 2008

Various Artists, Detroit’s Best Country, Seeds & Stems Records, 1979

Various Artists, Detroit Sampler Vol.1, White Label, 1995

Various Artists, Detroit Soul: Real Soul Music from the Motor City, Unisex Recordings, 2004

Various Artists, Detroit Techno City EP, 430 West Records, 1995

Various Artists, Essential Detroit Blues, Not Now Music Limited., 2012

Various Artists, Enjoy Detroit, Third-Ear Recordings, 2003

Various Artists, Generator: Detroit 2003. exacta.udio, 2003

Various Artists, In The Dark: The Soul Of Detroit, Still Music, 2012

Various Artists, KMS 25th Anniversary Classics Sampler 03, 2012 – includes Tribute to Detroit (Agent X Motor City Remix) by Phil Agosta

Various Artists, Made in Detroit, KMS Records UK, 1992

Various Artists, Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival First Commemorative Album, CSP, 1981

Various Artists, Panic in Detroit, Buzz, 2004 repress

Various Artists, Post Detroit Techno, End to End, 2004 – includes the track I Love Detroit by Nevmega

Various Artists, Techno! The New Dance Sound of Detroit, 10 Records Ltd., 1988

Various Artists, The Motor-Town Sound of Detroit Volume 1, Motorcity Records, 1990

Various Artists, Todays Soulful Sound Of Detroit, Che Records, 2010

Various Artists, True People: The Detroit Techno Album, React Music Ltd, 1996

Various Artists, We Are Not Detroit. We Are Destroyed. Part One. Balkon, 2007

Various Artists, WPH Summer Sampler 2012, We Play House Recordings, 2012 – includes Detroit/Berlin – San Soda’s Lazer Remix by Alex & The Grizzly

Andy Vaz, 7 inches of Straight Vacationing Part II, Yore Records, 2013 – includes the track Detroit in me (Patrice Scott Mix)

Andy Vaz, I’m Not From Detroit EP, Chiwax, 2013

Villalog, Detroit, Para Recordings, 2000

The Vision, Spectral Nomad, Metroplex, 1996 – includes the track Detroit: One Circle

Claude Von Stroke, Who’s Afraid of Detroit?, dirtybird, 2006

Rick Wade, Night Station, P&D, 2011 – includes the track 2.A.M. Detroit

Rick Wade, Detroit Fury EP, Hizou Deep Rooted Music, 2012 – includes the track Detroit Time

Rick Wade, Taste of Detroit EP, Hands Off, 2013

DJ W!ld, We Almost Lost Detroit EP, W, 2012

Don Williams, Detroit Black EP, a.r.t. less, 2006

Don Williams, Detroit Blue EP, a.r.t. less, 2009

Don Williams, Detroit Red EP, a.r.t. less, 2008

Jozef Van Wissem/Sqürl, Only Lovers Left Alive OST, ATP Recordings Ltd, 2014 – includes the track Streets of Detroit

Yusef Lateef’s Detroit, Latitude 42° 30’ – Longitude 83°, Atlantic Recording Corporation, 1969 (repress not dated)