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Various Artists - The Retrospective All Stars Vol. 1
3 x Vinyl LP

Various Artists

The Retrospective All Stars Vol. 1


Released: 14th May 2012 | 12 track nu-disco album

After 6 snapped up twelves including Ruben & Ra's breakthrough anthem 'Newer Shooz', their viral follow-up 'Street Machine' and the Juno chart-topping 'People' by Rayko, the West London-based Retrospective label are set to release their first long-player on May 7th.

Since the imprint's inception in January 2011, label boss Ra has carefully scoured the nu-disco spectrum to assemble an international roster of like-minded artists. In recent months, in light of the fold's growing emergence, Retrospective has steadily been expanding their global network by commissioning tracks from many of the scene's leading names. For the first in a series of three compilations, 'Retrospective All-Stars Vol. 1' is purposed to both commemorate this growing stature, while showcasing the wealth of talent from within the label's newly extended family.

Comprised of 12 previously unreleased cuts spread across a triple-vinyl pack, the album is opened in fine style by the revered Argentinian Toomy Disco's first cut for Retrospective, entitled 'Peppermint'. Serbian national Fil Lavin, who took the baton for Retro004, provides a trademark lick of deep house, while Glaswegian Slow It Down and Bristolian Jimmy The Twin respectively make their Retrospective debuts to complete the first disc.

Over on the second disc, Spanish boogie chronicler Rayko, who provided the material for Reto002 and Retro006, joins American Trev-Ski, Londoner Harry Benson (aka Picture House) and the Utrecht-residing Romanian Andrei Idu under his celebrated moniker, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra. Completing the package, Frenchman Art Bleek, the Berlin-based Mudegg, Scotsman Jamie Buchanan (aka 78 Edits) and of course, label figureheads Ruben & Ra all feature on the final disc.

Retospective All-Stars Vol 1 comes packaged in a limited triple-vinyl pack, with a luxury finish to give this landmark compendium a deserved sense of occasion.

"Great Release! 9/10"
Wolf & Lamb
"Fine compilation of cool disco tunes!"
Roberto Rodriguez
"Unlike the hollow house music posturing of Azari and III and other self proclaimed revivers of house music, Retrospective Allstarrs gets to the true essence of house and its many guises with quality tunes and no bullshit. 8/10"
Chris Todd, The Ransom Note
"Very nice release! will play out fo sho! 10/10"
Cole Medinia
"A really nice selection here, something for everybody..."
Andy Ash
"Love the whole package - Toomy disco and Ruben and Ra are standout"
The Cosmonauts
"Stellar release, will be definitely getting some serious play."
Rocco Raimundo
"Refusing to rest on the laurels of the imprint's early achievements, Retrospective Records has slotted into the nu-disco canon with surprising ease and at lightning pace. Running a gamut of party-friendly sounds, the imprint's eyes are focused exactly where they should be: on wreaking havoc amid the glitter-ball shimmer of a dancefloor devoid of haughtiness. 8/10"
Adam Saville, DJ Mag
"This release is ACE. Peppermint was dropped on this week's basic soul show"
Simon Harrison
"Guys is looks huge.."
Duff Disco