Bob Rogue – Dependency Tendency (Rennie Foster Remix) (2015)

Wow! Found this on Gregor Soundhome’s Detroit Techno 2016 mix. Bob Rogue is a Tokyo-based producer, while Rennie Foster is a Canadian producer who also runs the label RF. RF put out this track on the 2015 record Selektwerk v2. Detroit Techno is often described as “futuristic and cold”, while Magnetic Mag described it as “the sound of a city in decay and drifting in outer space.” This track checks all those boxes, and more. The synth lead is both dissonant and melodic, and the track swerves in and out of its own echoes like a ghost Cadillac that just rolled off a phantom assembly line. The slowly-disintegrating delay effect fully embodies the “decay” aesthetic of Detroit techno. It would be a trip to drop this at a Packard Plant rave in like 1988.