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Following on from the Slow It Down & Elijah Collins release comes a new addition to the Retrospective family in the form of Elias Tzikas. Better known for his house music production, Elias has been a global name since 1996 with his numerous productions gaining support from the likes of Osunlade, MAW, Moodyman, Kevin Yost, Joe Claussell, Kerri Chandler & Dimitri From Paris to name a few.
The EP opens with Elias’ Hunt Hurt Hearts which is already picking up heat after being dropped a number of clubs in various Retrospective artists sets blending all the boogie elements that have given Retrospective it’s reputation plus a driving groove. Following is Still Around that gives a flavor Elias’ deep house heritage with it’s vocal sample floating on analogue riffs and a weighty bassline.
Flipping over to side B comes Elias’ take on the BB&Q anthem Dreamer from the 80’s. This sunkist edit created a storm on Soundcloud in the summer and brought Elias to the attention of label bosses Ruben & Ra who quickly snapped it up and delivered the Cat Nap dub to complete the package.
The Veal Pen - Nice EP – all about the R&R CatNap mix for me
Osun Lade - love this ep! still around and dreamer are the key
Fingerman - Excellent release! Full support on this bad ass EP! BIG UP FELLAS!
Ajello - Hunt HUrt Hearts for me… let’s boogie…. and Rubern & RA DUB….
Simon Harrison (Basic Soul Radio) - Quality EP, especially love hunt hurt hearts.. killer
Dom Servini - A little disco magic
Nu-Disco Your Disco - Elias gives a five-star royalty treatment to a lot of classics to elevate them to a complete new level. One of a kind artist and great guy -> Dreamer is already a classic if you ask our NDYD community!
Venice Beach - Very nice release, all track are very nice !!!
Moody Manc - really cool…
Crazy P - dreamer is a nice rework, taking the original to more dreamier highs
Slow It Down - Full support, STRONG package, will be playing Hunt Hurt Hearts for a while to come to come!
Titonton Duvante - Ruben and Ra kill it on this ep. Great remix! Full support
Robert Owens - great tracks
simbad - Dreamer is the one for me here
The Cosmonauts - Love the remix
Chubby Dubz - Ruben & Ra Cat Nap dub is the one 4 us!
Release date: 10 Dec 2012