1-2 Weeks
Retrospectivo 2008-2016


Oliver Huntemann's Senso Sounds label provides a comprehensive retrospective of the seminal Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann collaboration project with this double CD package. CD One, titled The Spirits, is dedicated to the Diablo (2008), Dios (2008), Humano (SENSO 018EP, 2016) trilogy and includes all mixes of the brand new track "Humano". CD 2 sums up the Elements series consisting of Fuego (IDEAL 011EP, 2010), Terra (2011), Aire (2013) and Agua (2014). The pair's output, since debuting with the epic Diablo in 2008, has now spanned eight years, and Retrospectivo provides a timely reminder of how two of the most influential statesmen of the techno continuum have constantly pushed the boundaries of electronic dance music, and each other, forward. Retrospectivo contains each of their original releases, complemented by a host of exceptional remixes from other key figures in the scene. The CDs were preceded by warmly welcomed new reissues of Terra and Fuego, stretching out over a luxurious 2+ hours of prime techno. "Diablo" kicks things off, sounding as fresh as the day it was unleashed in 2008, and is accompanied by the Carlo Lio remix that pushes its muscular driving vibe into a new territory. "Dios" also appears with the rework from Jon Gaiser, via his Atheists Anonymous Remix, crystallizing the original's ten minute form into a taut, powerful six minutes of dance floor gold. The new track "Humano" appears here in four glorious versions from the original via newer interpretations from Hatzler, Shaded's Summer Skin Remix and the Victor Ruiz mix. Kicking off CD 2, "Fuego" burns as brightly as ever with additional heat added by Julian Jeweil's masterful remix, while "Terra" gets the treatment by the ever dependable Joseph Capriati. Three different mixes each of "Aire" and "Agua" complete the package, with the combined talents of Matador, Peter Dundov and Detroit's own Carl Craig rounding off the compilation in particularly fine style. Both Dubfire and Oliver Huntemann have pursued their own paths that have seen them reach dizzying heights within the techno world, but these recordings and their expertly curated reworks will remain a benchmark for many. As a special bonus, the double CD (via a download code) include an hour-long Retrospectivo-mix by Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann.