Shufflers, brace yourselves. I’ve stumbled on a fellow Detroiter that I know nothing about. How can this be?! Actually, it’s not so crazy at all. I tend to forget that the Detroit area isn’t as small as it feels.
Husky, a.k.a Alex Nutting, has been steadily working away at his unique chilled out version of garage house/hip hop/what he likes to call “nu R&B.” This track, “Thinking Forward,” says it all — it’s forward thinking. It’s so forward it’s like preempting an accidental stumble into a lucid dream you never knew you were capable of having. What I mean is, give the track a chance, it’s layered like a beautiful onion, and much more prolific than my scatter-brained analogies.
But while we’re falling down the rabbit hole with Husky, allow me to vent vicariously through the young producer. For those of you still thinking the electronic scene is great here; in an interview with SOUNDLOGIK, when asked what he thinks of Detroit’s electronic scene, Nutting states:
“The sad reality of the situation is that the scene is a complete ghost of its former self. The city of Detroit has one of the richest musical histories of any in the United States, from the huge amount of Motown and Soul presence in the past, to artists such as Dwele, J Dilla, Aaliyah, etc, in the modern day. The D is birthplace of techno and the source of an underappreciated amount of music influence in general. There are very few clubs around nowadays catering to the electronic music crowd and what few are left seem to be managed by a bunch of dumbasses.”
Yeah. What he said. But you know, things can turn around for the city. We just need more forward thinking people willing to be different, like Husky. But where there’s one, you can bet there are more just like him itching to ring in a new era of eclectic EDM and splash a little color on that pallid Detroit scene. I’m calling it.