Every now and then us house music junkies get a little nostalgic, and sometimes you just crave some slow-grooving nu-disco that immediately transports you to the 80s club scene.
Luckily, I don’t have to go searching too far for some fresh-yet-nostalgic nu-disco. Over at Retrospective, a well respected slow house/disco label, Glaswegian disco duo Slow It Down & London-based house vet Elijah Collins have come together to produce 4 smooth boogie/disco tracks.
The forthcoming EP, Alright, will be out on vinyl at the end of this month and for digital release (exclusively to Juno) in November. But don’t fret, you can still listen to the tracks via soundcloud.
So now that we’ve covered the who, what, when, and where, let’s get down to the basics–the music. The track, “Alright,” has an atmosphere of nostalgia, which can be attributed to the fact the inspiration is derived from NV’s classic from 1983. The original track is a nice delight, but according to the press release for the EP, the reworking by Ruben & RA “layers NV’s vocal sample over original analogue riffs and a weightier bassline.”
In my opinion, each of the tracks (the original and reworks) are a smashing success! I love the classic nu-disco sound, and it’s the type of music you can just slow it down to and boogie. So if you want some sensational sweet classic house, then be sure to prep your ears for Slow It Down & Elijah Collins “Alright.”
Trust me, it’s a solid dosage of nu-disco.