Following on from the breakthrough success of their first release, anonymous edit jackers Ruben & Ra are back on their new Retrospective imprint with four slick re-rubs.
Over the last month, there’s been plenty of hype about these two mysterious boogie chroniclers, with their debut track ‘Newer Shooz’ amounting over 2,900 SoundCloud hits in less than three weeks.
The boys have been hard at work in the studio and have already received a selection of impressive material from emerging producers looking to join the Retrospective fold, so keep your eyes and ears peeled!
Their latest EP just oozes lazy summer days, whilst never even coming close to breaking the 120bpm mark, it starts off with the effortlessly languid ‘Mind Can’t Let Go’ which has rooftop terrace shenanigans written all over it, don’t be surprised if this gets picked up by the usual disco mixtape mob.
‘Loose Champagne’ ups the vibe, without ever breaking a sweet, throw in some clever cut ups and got a really good piece of French touch disco.
‘The Beat Reaction’ nods to past masters of filtered french house scene with a lovely perky shuffling beat and better still it’s yours for free in full 320 glory.
And to finish off what must be some the coolest disco we’ve come across for a while, is ‘Meet When’ a plump kick starts proceedings, and eventually the track filters into some super-slow filtered disco house.
We are genuinely exited by Ruben & Ra. The future is bright for this baby & his cat!
HBF Rating 8/10
Release/catalogue number: RETRO002
Release date: May 2, 2011