Eclecticism is definitely the keyword word of the Ajello project comprising of Luca (DJ Rocca) Roccatagliati and Fabrizio Taver Tavernelli. The Ajello sound features a number of influences all of which can be heard in the tracks on this, their first E.P. on Retrospective; electro, new-wave, italo-disco, disco, neurofunk, eurodance, space sounds, early house. Over the years their music has received worldwide support from a host of international artists including Laurent Garnier, Erol Alkan, Dimitri From Paris, Andrew Weatherall, and Nick Fanciulli amongst others.
As this is the first E.P. of 2 from Ajello we decided to pull out all the stops on the remixes for this project. First up is Sean Johnson aka Hardway Bros, undoubtedly one of Future Disco’s pioneers with a heritage to match who delivers a truly unique rework of Kalimba Tune taking us on a trip back to the warehouse sounds of the 80’s. The second mix of Kalimba Tune is delivered by Chris Massey best known for his mixes of 2 Bear’s – Bear Hug, Diplo & Sleazy Mcqueen who delivers a pure Nu Disco groover. In addition, for the digital release Verdo of Danny Was a Drag King fame brings his signature hypno-beat flavor to the fold alongside label owners Ruben & Ra who deliver a taste of Cosmic Jam to Saturday Morning. Quite a package I’m sure you will agree!
Veal Pen - Looks like a sweet little package this.
Tsugi Mag. (France) - COOOOL EP!
Larry Tee – Very Cool!
Fingerman – Nice work. Some dope remixes too. Big up!
Funkusion – The Ruben & Re Cosmic Jam is great. Loving the original vesrion of “Kalimba Tune”
Click | Click – Nice release!!
Junior J – Sick Groove! 4/5
Tyler Stadius (Proton & Dinamo FM) – Funky tracks. 4/5
jamie gardiner – Slow It Down – Love the slightly twisted vibes of Saturday Morning (Original) and Ruben and Ra’s wicked take on it, Verdo’s remix just pips it for us though. lovely work and another belting Retrospective release! 4/5
Hot Toddy (Crazy P) – liking Chris Massey’s mix…a mid tempo stomper!
Chris Duckenfield – Massey mix for me here, pure Mancunian Chug-fest – Lovely ! 4/5
Luke Sutton (Kiss FM) – super fun EP. 4/5
brother jay (House FM) – Kalimba tune!
Mĺns Strömberg (Radio Helsinki Radio YLE 1 ) – Not being a house man this one sounds innovative and fresh even for me.
Snooba (Radio Panik Rif raf magazine) – Cool Nu disco tracks 100 % support !
DE:BUG Mag (Germany) – 4/5
Javi Frías (ScannerFM) – Nice collection of remixes of the Kalimba Tune, my favorite tehe Ruben & Ra’s Cosmic one. 4/5
Paul Budd aka Pablo Contraband – Both the originals are great. Like the Cristoff remix for a bit more bounce. thanks definite support from me 4/5
Kris Santiago (Nu-Disco Your Disco) – Keeps my head noddin, especially while playing it loud in my car! 5/5
Pete Herbert – Yep, liking these!! all winners… 5/5
Richie Maxx – Another fantastic release from Retrospective, lovin the groove from the original of kalimba tunel, great sounds , keeps you locked in. Adding the deep touchs from Hardway Bros, with techy edged sounds from Chris Massey, but my favorite from the Ep has got to be the Ruben & Ra Cosmic jam, wicked track, production is hot yo!! 5/5
Velanche’s Playtime/California – The originals are my faves, but the Hardway and Ruben & Ra mixes are also good.
Dynamicron Vultan – Powerful release! Love mostly Kalimba Tune original mix and Verdo’s cosmic acid treatment. Will play out for sure! 4/5
The Cosmonauts – Love Chris Massey remix 5/5
Bill Brewster – Like the original and Hardway Bros mixes of Kalimba.
Rayco – Cool Again!!! 4/5
Venice Beach – Very nice EP, with a nice shot Kalimba Tune and a very god remix by Ruben & Ra as always ! 4/5
Iain O’Hare – Nice mix of tracks here, will be dropping the Ruben & Ra Jam for sure! 4/5
Release date: 25 Feb 2013