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After bringing together the extended family for Retrospective’s first showcase compilation, label co-founders and curators Ruben & Ra follow up with a 4-tracker from the revered Glaswegian disco duo, Slow It Down and the London-based house veteran Elijah Collins .
‘Alright’, inspired by NV’s classic from ‘83, marks a collaboration between Slow It Down & Elijah Collins. Following on from the trio’s reworking, there’s a Ruben & Ra remix that layers NV’s vocal sample over original analogue riffs and a weightier bassline.
Having recently featured on the Yam Who?’s Midnight Riot Vol.2 compilation, ‘I Don’t Need’ pumps Cherelle’s ‘Affair’ forward by 3 decades, before the Janet Jackson-sampling ‘Tramadol Boogie’ completes the flipside in fine style.
Finally, a big thanks to Yam Who? for sanctioning the inclusion of ‘I Don’t Need’
The Cosmonauts - Wicked package chaps – full support 5/5
1979 Orchestra - Ace release! The three original mixes all have that infectious boogie groove! – 5/5
Ajello - oh yesssss – 5/5
Rayco - Another cool release – 4/5
Nu-Disco Your Disco - Really digging bumping bass of “Alright”. Sure shot for a night on the dancefloor! – 4/5
Rich Medina - Dope! – 4/5
Dave Magnier – House Of Disco - Tramadol boogie is the wan for me – 4/5
Homework – Compost Records - Takes us back. Nice one – 4/5
Rainer Trueby - Ruben & Ra!!! – 4/5
OOFT - Its the original of Alright for me – 4/5
Venice Beach - For sure Alright is the tune of this EP ! – 4/5
Andy Ash - I like the original of ‘Alright’. Really cool disco vibes on that one…
We’re Not Cool! - The Ruben & Ra dub is the one for me.. – 5/5
Mad Mats - Ruben & Ra’s mix is sweet – 4/5
Titonton Duvante - Damn!!! Nasty Nasty. This going to get some serious playtime. Well done! Ruben and Ra smashed it. – 4/5
Nick Catchdubs - Great edits! – 4/5
Michael Reinboth - Well good – 4/5
Release date: 29 Oct 2012