Oakley Tapola, Chris Hontos, and Aaron Anderson make up Beat Detectives, a Minneapolis/New York City-based trio whose lush, trippy lo-fi rhythms playfully blend influences such as '80s Chicago house, new wave, dub, and boogie. The group's messy, collage-like tracks typically feature Tapola's echo-drenched vocals over a patchwork of blown-out rhythms and samples. After Beat Detectives tracks started surfacing online in 2012, they began issuing cassettes on several well-regarded underground labels, beginning with 2013's Casual Encounters of the Third Kind on Moon Glyph (also home to Hontos' Krautrock-inspired band Food Pyramid). Music... About Time (Night People) and Music 2 (100% Silk) followed by the year's end. After attracting attention from DJs such as Legowelt, Beat Detectives' fourth tape, Ass Cop, appeared on Vancouver's 1080p ...
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