Regarded as Techno originator Derrick May's protégé, Stacey Pullen remains one of the most influential figures on the Detroit scene today. Creating a complex sound rooted in the Detroit aesthetic and inspired by contemporary heavy-hitters Juan Atkins and Jeff Mills, Pullen laces together elements of House from Chicago and Italy, New York Garage, and African Tribal sounds into one simultaneously soothing and startling groove. Sleek Ambient whooshes file down exotic percussion as a knife-sharpener's stone wheel fashions tools out of rugged objects. Electrocuted melodies twist and turn spasmodically like cloud-filtered sunlight glinting off the chrome side mirrors of a freshly washed car. Deftly supervising a spirited interplay dark and light effects, Pullen proves his gentle, crowd-flattening potential.