Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Retro/Grade 'Moda'

Released September
Label: Retro/Grade


Since 2005, Serge Santiago and Tom Neville have been slowly cooking a career-defining album.

What came out of the studio sessions was a perfect modern day Italo/Disco sound, straight off the bat... This was the birth of the group Retro/Grade.

'Moda' is a taster from the new Retro/Grade album forthcoming 2010.

The Hype is building...

Erol Alkan: it's incredible, I love it'

Trevor Jackson: 'Moda' is without a bloody doubt THE record I've been playing over the past year that everyone says 'what the fuck was that' a totally destructive monster of a record that never fails to ignite a crowd into spasms of riotous rapture or force deaf and dumb wallflowers to exit the building

Riton: "This is brilliant"

*Plus MASSIVE support from Simian Mobile Disco, A-Trak, Annie Mac, DJ Hell, Seth Troxler, Ed Bangers and many more!

Inspiration taken from a period between disco and house - the grey zone where synths were first used with disco and when drum machines were used to keep a track in time.

Retro/Grade's sound is a modern day Italo Disco...

Footnote: The two first worked together on a re-edit of Kano's 'It's A War' in 2004, which received stand-up attention in all the right places. This random hook-up led to the idea for an album project, with the intention to create a modern day take on Italo Disco...

Due to their separate schedules - Neville knocked up a remix discography that includes artists from The Ting Tings to The Verve to Britney Spears, whilst Santiago delved deeper into the world of Italo Disco, re-editing the likes of Goblin, Droids and Baciotti, as well as working on his own productions including 'Atto D'Amore' and remixing DFA and Simian Mobile Disco - the project's formation took time... But of course perfect timing.

There are only 500 limited edition vinyl copies available of this release.

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