Legendary Detroit Ghettotech innovator DJ Godfather has announced his first solo album, Electro Beats For Freaks, a monster 44-track release for his own Databass imprint.
Despite releasing a lengthy string of tracks, EPs and mix compilations over the last 25 years this LP marks Godfather's first proper long player, clocking in at nearly two hours of music that stretches from ghettotech to juke, electro, tech house and Baltimore.
Predominantly made up of previously unreleased music, the album is tracklisted in a way that seamlessly transitions from one song to another, so each can either be heard individually or as a continuous playback.
Set for release on 20th November, the album will be followed through 2021 with a series of EP releases featuring longer length versions, a cappellas, instrumentals and BPM variations.
DJ Godfather is one of the founding fathers of the Detroit Ghettotech scene, who after starting DJing at the age of 15 turned to producing a few years later, releasing his first solo record on Twilight 76 (the label he started with DJ Dick and Brian Gillespie). This led to the creation of other labels including the influential Databass, which he revived in 2018 and is the home of his new debut album.
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