RETRO005 – Fil Lavin – Soul Brother
After bringing Rayko to their ever-growing Retrospective fold for RETRO003, then following up with the infamous ‘Street Machine’, the still unmasked Ruben & Ra are proud to welcome Montenegro’s revered house cat, Fil Lavin. Already generating comparisons to house patriarchs such as Chez Damier, Kerri Chandler and Ron Trent to the current day likes of Nicolas and Graham ‘The Revenge’ Clark, Fil pursues a distinctly Stateside sound reminiscent of the output of Nu Groove, Strictly Rhythm & Nervous from the golden age of US house.
Having already hit Retrospective’s SoundCloud page, ‘Soul Brother’ is already in high demand with requests coming in on a daily basis for a release date. Displaying their deeper side for the first time, Ruben & Ra supply a bass-led reinterpretation of the title track, while over on the flip, an 8-minute cut of contemporary acid house entitled ‘Chord Cracker’ jacks the tempo, before calm is restored with the low-slung boogie of ‘Shiver & Breeze’.