Friday, May 1, 2020

Retroplay Spotify Gold

Retroplay - One To Watch! 

Retroplay is a hidden gem deserving of being discovered. Even with a limited Spotify tracklist, the Sweden based producer has made a distinct impression in my headphones and is definitely one to add to your queue.

The first available track is 'Voices', starting strong with a strong staggered bassline after the iconic VHS sound effect used widely across the genre. Fluid highs swirl around the headphones creating a euphoric dream-scape atmosphere. Tension building at a minute in along with tempo, then follows the deep pounding drums. Wow what an intro! Solid kicks and sharp hi-hats pierce through the waviness of the background. The bridge contains a welcome piano track to calm listeners before the drop. The bass starts to fade back onto the picture, then the drum beats resurface and the track is opened up on an elevated sound-stage. A real headbanger! Highly recommended for your driving playlist.

The second available track is titled "Hollow" and from the off has a much darker sound. Radio feedback and a booming deep low line opens the song before an eerie top note riff kicks in. The highs tie the intro together and break into broken chords with a deep drone backdrop. A real intergalactic feel to this one. Short builds do well to further the track into the bridge at ~1:20. The drop a little further at ~1:45 teleports me right back to the arcades. Bright lights, Mortal Kombat cabinet games, smells of stale popcorn. What a treat! The rest of the song is much of the same but don't take that as a negative, you will be right back in that arcade till the fade out close of the track.

Like we said at the start, a real gem found on Spotify and earns a worthy place in your playlist be it for home audio or out in the Testarossa. Very much looking forward to future developments by Retroplay.

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*Reviewed using the Topping D10 DAC/Schiit Valhalla 2 OTL Tube amp/DT770Pro cans*

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