100-Word Album Review: House Shoes’ “Let It Go”

07.10.12 6 years ago

Words By Jesse H. | @JHagen34

House Shoes is a DJ journeyman who seemingly every industry head has a story about, but until Let It Go, he’s never tasked himself with the role of executive producer of a complete album. In a Hip-Hop world that’s seeing regional distinctions dwindle, this record is admirably stubborn: steeped in a particular brand of nostalgia that pays homage to Shoes’ place in Detroit’s mythology. “Time” builds from the hushed glow of a Steve Miller Band chop and rumbles along with deep bass and effervescent high notes. Shoes’ formula: obstinate drums and precision-sliced samples, sounds authentic and is thoroughly well-executed throughout.

Standout Songs: “Empire/Get Down,” “Time,” “Sweet/ Quelle Interlude”

One To Skip: “Goodfellas”

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