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Homewreckers - American Ruhr
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Homewreckers

American Ruhr

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Released: 10th November 2008 | 15 track album
The Homewreckers, a production collective from the Ruhr Area, present their debut album. The music seems to come straight out of a feverish dream populated by the ghostlike figures of Larry Graham, Juan Atkins, Frank Hutter, Bernard Edwards, Erik B. or Al Green. Feat. Kemo, Neil Harris (UR) and Dennis Legree. The Homewreckers, named after a track by Southern Soul legend Sam Dees, are the musicians and DJs Johannes Ehmann, Gregor Pottmeier and Krischan Wesenberg. For 13 years now, the production collective from the Ruhr Area has been moving and breaking new ground between Detroit techno, abstract funk and melancholic disco music. Their debut album American Ruhr, recorded at a former convenience store in the heart of Gelsenkirchen, creates an original, absolutely unique sound which seems to come straight out of a feverish dream populated by the ghostlike figures of Larry Graham, Juan Atkins, Frank Hutter, Bernard Edwards, Erik B. or Al Green. Guest appearances at the mic by the fantastic Kemo from Düsseldorf/Chicago, Neil Harris, label manager of Underground Resistance in Detroit, and Dennis Legree from Cologne/N.Y.C make this album complete. The artwork was done by Cory Arcangel, a young digital artist from Brooklyn. The liner notes were written by Kodwo Eshun. The Homewreckers' first release came out under the name of Broccoli Brothers in 1995. Thanks to a coincidental encounter with DJ Felix Da Housecat from Chicago, Ruhrschnellweg/Catch It was published on his Thee Blak Label/Radikal Fear. Soon after, it was also released on the mix CD of Laurent Garnier (Laboratoire Mix) and DJ Armando (The Chicago All Stars). The outstanding video for Ruhrschnellweg which was directed by Marcus Vila Richter was successfully shown at the International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen. In 1996, the So Many Tongues EP followed on Radikal Fear, produced in collaboration with Marshall Jefferson and Harrison Crump. In 2000, the Homewreckers switched to Groove Attack Productions in Cologne and released their EPs When the Weekend Comes and Nobody Loves You (When You're Down And Out). In 2001, their collaboration with rapper J. Rawls from Columbus, Ohio, caused quite a stir. The Homewreckers' remix of They Can't See Me became a club hit in the U.S. and appeared, for example, on Off Limits 3, a mix CD by DJ Dixon.