Kicking off the 2016 release schedule with a new EP from the Retrofit label boss Jay Shepheard and collaborator Kito Jempere of St Petersburg, best known for his productions on Dirt Crew, Lets Play House, Freerange and his own Fata Morgana label.

The pair first met at a festival in Budapest, where after a torrential downpour flooded the venue accommodation the two DJs were bunked in a local hotel. Since then they have played multiple gigs together at venues such as Dom Beat, St Petersgurg, Solyanka, Moscow and Watergate, Berlin.

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Blending deep analogue bass lines, soaring arpeggios, live marimba, glittering synthesis and rough edged, classical percussion the pair nail four dancefloor gems that have been rocking their sets for the past few months and will be way into the future.

Watch out for more from these two together further down the line but first, we exclusively premiere the titles track from Retrofit’s latest EP, “Rhubarb Wire”.

“Rhubarb Wire” is available 6 May on Retrofit Records

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