Since 1994, The Rurals, one of the most admired deep house combos ever to step foot on earth, have been blessing us with their unique and unmatched style of live elements melted with thumping electronic music, releasing not less than fifteen albums and countless 12" singles and EP's. Now they are back with their latest long player "Retrospect", with Andy Compton (mastermind and creator of The Rurals) having invited an illustrious list of vocalists - Katie Hector, Sabrina Chyld and Rogiers - and musicians - Lisa Cherian, Gary Alesbrook, Anders Olinder, Jay Wilcox, Richard O'Brien and Charlie Hearnshaw - to participate in the project, with the result being downright breathtaking. From the first to the very last song (there is a total of eleven), you are taken on a blissful musical excursion through the incomparable beauty and elegance of the warm deep house sound and the grooving down-tempo vibes The Rurals are renowned and beloved for. A masterpiece.
- Written by Mike Fossati