Now band leader Oli Lazarus widens the collective, inviting the world’s finest producers and remixers to add their funky splices to the Retroflection blueprint. Retroflection Remixed, featuring Mousse T., Osunlade, DJ Spinna, John Morales, Atjazz, Terry Hunter, Sebb Junior, Scott Diaz, Da Brownie, Tall Black Guy, Matt Cooper’s OUTSIDE, BusCrates and Art Of Tones, is a majestic rebooting of the soulful flow that swept us away in 2018. Art Of Tones gets his sparkly mitts on Don’t Stop The Music, swaggering synth ‘n’ bass riffs further underlining Angie Stone’s classy strut through Yarbrough & People’s 1980 hit, whilst Buscrates – true to the name of his remix – pumps irresistible funk bounce into I’m In Love, a truly lowdown re-skinning of Reel People’s Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King tribute where Navasha Daya’s vocal sounds sassier than ever. Osunlade eases us in with an elegant re-interpretation of Reel People’s Pleasure cover Joyous, deep throbs of electronica and rippling percussion carrying loops of the vocal and that iconic sax solo to stunning new heights – or depths. Similarly, Atjazz dims the lights and intensifies the mood for his take on Twilight. Where Reel People played impressively close to Maze’s original, Atjazz treads to shuffling jazz drums, double-bass and piano. Respected UK house DJ-producer Scott Diaz gives the Sharlene Hector-led cover of Side Effect’s Always There greater guitar-licked urgency but without compromise to the song’s soulful poise and power, and revered Chicago veteran Terry Hunter is a match made in heaven for Tony Momrelle, who soars through the former’s soulfully-charged remix of Buttercup (Carl Anderson’s mid-Eighties, Stevie Wonder– penned gem) with all of its funky drums, b-line twists and warm musical arrangements.
With Retroflection Remixed, the collective – overseen by experienced studio-hands Lazarus, Mike Patto, Matt Cooper (of Incognito fame) and Toni Economides – swells its talented cast and finds dynamic new ways to connect past with future. Here is a harmony of impeccably-curated Reel People reboots sure to capture hearts, minds and feet all over again.
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|01.||Don't Stop The Music (Art Of Tones Modern Disco Mix)||Listen|
|02.||Joyous (Matt Cooper's OUTSIDE Deep Joyous Mix)||Listen|
|03.||Can We Pretend (Tall Black Guy Samba Remix)||Listen|
|04.||I'm In Love (BusCrates Remix)||Listen|
|05.||Twilight (Atjazz Love Soul Remix)||Listen|
|06.||Keep It Up (DJ Spinna Galactic Funk Remix)||Listen|
|07.||Joyous (Yoruba Soul Remix)||Listen|
|08.||Always There (Scott Diaz Funk Excursion)||Listen|
|09.||Thinking About Your Love (Da Brownie Remix)||Listen|
|10.||I Need Your Lovin' (Mousse T. Remix)||Listen|
|11.||I Want To Thank You (Sebb Junior Remix)||Listen|
|12.||Can't Fake The Feeling (John Morales M+M Main Mix)||Listen|
|13.||Buttercup (Terry Hunter Main Club Mix)||Listen|