Cat No: RETRO008
Vinyl Release: October 2012
Distributed by Kudos Records
Digital Release exclusive to Juno: November 2012
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.
Firstly, a big thanks to Yam Who? for sanctioning the inclusion of ‘I Don’t Need’, and secondly, look out next month for the ‘Hunt Hurt Hearts’ EP from our new signing Elias Tzikas.
Buy from the Retrospective Shop: http://retrospectiverecords.com/shop/singles/retro008-slow-it-down-elijah-collins-alright/
12" Vinyl - £4.99
WAVs - £0.99
MP3s - £0.75
Buy the 12" from Juno records:http://www.juno.co.uk/ppps/products/472060-01.htm
Buy from Juno download: http://www.junodownload.com/products/alright-ep/2061676-02/
The Veal Pen www.thevealpen.com - All about the Ruben & Ra mix - 5/5
DE:BUG Mag www.de-bug.de - 4/5
Phil Darimont - Red Bull Radio - Cool stuff. Will test these mighty re-edits...
Michael Reinboth - Compost - heavily sampled but good . Will play this - 4/5
Nick Catchdubs - Fools Gold - great edits! - 4/5
Titonton Duvante - Residual Recordings NYC - Damn!!! Nasty Nasty. This going to get some serious playtime. Well done! Ruben and Ra smashed it. -4/5
Mad Mats - Raw Fusion - Ruben & Ra's mix is sweet :) - 4/5
Funkusion - Groovy Sessions Radio Show - "I Dont Need" is a serious boogie roller. Will play this cut out for sure..
Tyler Stadius - Proton & Dinamo FM - Loving the original of "Allright". Feel good tune. - 4/5
luke solomon - super good - 4/5
We're Not Cool! - Ministry Of Sound Radio - The Ruben & Ra dub is the one for me.. - 5/5
Q-Burns Abstract Message - 'Alright (Ruben & Ra's Underground Dub)' is the one for me here ... some swell deep house vibrations.
Andy Ash - I like the original of 'Alright'. Really cool disco vibes on that one...
Heion - Yes! Stunning release guys, fantastic work! Tramadol Boogie is for me, definitely! Full support with this.
Benoit - Editor Tsugi Mag. - alright for me!
DJ B - feelin Tramadol boogie def will play that one has that olskool vibe diggin it
Venice Beach - For sure Alright is the tune of this EP ! We play this one in the next Dj Set with pleasure :)
OOFT - Its the original of Alright for me - 4/5
Rainer Trueby - Ruben & Ra!!!! - 4/5
Homework - Takes us back. Nice one. - 4/5
Dave Magnier - House Of Disco - Tramadol boogie is the wan for me - 4/5
Luca Roccatagliati - Ajello - love the originals, and the Ruben&Ra remix is ace - 4/5
Iain O'Hare - Back 2 Basics - Loving the groove from Tramadol Boogie.... But all 4 are sounding great, will getting a lot of play, thanks! - 4/5
Rich Medina - Dope! - 4/5
Jimmy The Twin - Absolutely massive! - 5/5
Nu-Disco Your Disco - Really digging bumping bass of "Alright". Sure shot for a night on the dancefloor! - 4/5