Seminal first-wave Detroit techno DJ and producer Thomas Barnett has provided a platform for French talent CloudMasterWeed‘s next release. Due out August 6th, the Anything Is Possible EP includes remixes by Barnett himself as well as up-and-comer Native 97.
The title track sees CloudMasterWeed meld his soulful style of deep house with orchestral stabs and a spoken-word sample. Barnett reimagines the single as an uplifting techno cut, whereas Native 97 opts for the understated groove of minimal house. The breathy diva vocals and chunky bass line of “U & Me Alone” round out the EP on a memorable note.
Steeped in hip-hop culture as a dancer and emcee since the ’80s, CloudMasterWeed converted to house music after discovering Detroit artist Moodymann in the ’90s. He became a staple of Movement Electronic Music Festival from 2008 and released his debut single, “Oh Yeah,” via Soiree Records the following year.
Thomas Barnett is among the small handful of artists most closely associated with the birth of Detroit techno. In addition a credit on the 1987 Rhythim is Rhythim single “Nude Photo,” the Detroit native has released on such labels as Climax, Warp and React.
The Anything Is Possible EP will be available for pre-order beginning July 23rd.