Vitess joins the Shall Not Fade family with a vibrant contribution to our Season Series. Retroactive City sees the Parisian talent helm the uplifting house sound for which his prolific live sets have become known.
Easing us in is the down-tempo slow burner “Cockpit” with synth arpeggios that bubble playfully on the surface of layered ambience and a modest two-step rhythm. The next two tracks take things up a notch with funk-infused melodies (“Fantasia”) and old school Robin S-esque organ samples which make for a fiercely modern take on a classic deep house sound (“Popeye”).
Flip to the B side and thumping floor-fillers “No Dancing” and “Ratz” maintain the pace before “Grand Turismo” switches things up completely. Jungle drums rattle under luscious pads before mutating into 4X4 to make the perfect closer – both to the EP and to any DJ set.
Retroactive City EP drops 15th April via Shall Not Fade