Soul Brother

A 4 track house ep (28m 39s) — released January 30th 2012 on Retrospective

After bringing Rayko to their ever-growing Retrospective fold for 'RETRO003', then following up with the infamous 'Street Machine', the still unmasked Ruben & Ra are proud to welcome Montenegro's revered house cat, Fil Lavin. Already generating comparisons to house patriarchs such as Chez Damier, Kerri Chandler and Ron Trent to the current day likes of Nicolas and Graham 'The Revenge' Clark, Fil pursues a distinctly Stateside sound reminiscent of the output of Nu Groove, Strictly Rhythm & Nervous from the golden age of US house.

Having already hit Retrospective's SoundCloud page, 'Soul Brother' is already in high demand with requests coming in on a daily basis for a release date. Displaying their deeper side for the first time, Ruben & Ra supply a bass-led reinterpretation of the title track, while over on the flip, an 8-minute cut of contemporary acid house entitled 'Chord Cracker' jacks the tempo, before calm is restored with the low-slung boogie of 'Shiver & Breeze'.

Fil Lavin is a hot contender for the one to watch in 2012. Since his guest mix on the Migrations radio show in November 2011 he has been hyped and followed by the likes of Moody Manc, Roberto Rodriguez, House of Disco, Alphabet City, Rayko, plus has been featured on the The Veal Pen, iHouseU & Purp & Soul blogs.

Def something for everyone. - Cole Medinia

Soul Brither Orig and Shiver & Breeze are my faves here. Love the chug. - KRL Wolf Music

Lovin the titles track... lovely deep house with an authentic oldskool feel. - Jimmy The Twin

Chord Cracker sounds very nice. - Homework Made To Play

Love the old school vibes on Soul Brother but Chord Cracker is the cut for me. Superb stuff - 78 Edits

Soul Brother rocks! I'm a sucker for piano house! Definitely in the bag for this year! - The Legendary 1979 Orches

Nice release!!! - MoodyManc

Nice vibe on all tracks. Looking forward to play it out. - Jazzanova

Great mixture of deep house and nu-boogie undertones. - Young Edits

Nice Slow-Mo Funky-Disco vibes. I will play the first track of this E.P , nice piano & feeling like 1993. - DJ BSN

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