Australian newcomer Jad & The Ladyboy starts off proceedings for Retrofit in 2014 along with the help of the talented singer Stee Downes (Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical). On ‘No Turning Back’ instantly catchy vocals fit right in with the bright, sparkling melodies and an easy two-step groove.
Art of Tones takes the reins on the A-side with a club version that already looks to be a staple in dj sets leading into the coming spring. A bouncing bassline coupled with layers of melody and perfect use of the original vocals make this a club ready tune for dancefloors of all sizes.
With ‘Turning Back to House’ on the flipside, Jad reworks his original mix into a driving hypnotic affair with dubbed out vocals, thick bass, and tripping noises that do wonders in the later hours of the evening. Label boss Jay Shepheard rounds things off with a synth workout that expands upon the analog madness of Jad’s rework, giving the EP a wide breadth of styles that makes it one of Retrofit’s best releases yet.
Published: 27th February 2014