Entering year n°4

our flashy new 2012 logo...a bit posh, don't you think?

Happy New Year everybody!

You’ve turned 2011 into 12 very special months for Retreat so we wanted to thank you for your unlimited support!

There were many highlights this year: our first Retreat tour outside of Europe (in Australia of all places!), the exponential growth of our online shop, the mad success of Session Victim‘s “Good Intentions” (which even landed on RA’s “tracks of 2011” poll!) and the enthusiastic reviews of Matthias Reiling’s “Escape The Room”.

We’re thrilled that our vinyl-only imprint is getting some props, although to be honest, our goal was never to get a piece of the hype pie with the help of charts or reviews. Retreat is, and forever will be, a label that cares most of all about music, hence our erratic release schedule: a new Retreat record only happens when Hauke and myself feel 100% happy with the tunes!

But the attention we received in 2011 has definitely proven that quality prevails over quantity: Retreat had only 2 records out last year but they might have had the most impact out of our whole catalogue! So thanks again for your endless support!

Now what is to expect from Retreat in 2012? Well we’re still juggling with different ideas, namely a new Quarion EP or the next volume of “Treats” so we won’t announce RTR11 yet…

But one thing for sure is that there’s a lot of action going on for Retreat artists OUTSIDE of Retreat in the form of debut albums: Session Victim have put the final touches to their longplayer for Delusions Of Grandeur and are prepared to drop this groove masterpiece before the summer! Iron Curtis is also working on his first full length for Mirau and the album is due to surface some time in the second half of 2012!

As you can see, everything is pretty much under wraps at the moment, but rest assured that more info on all these various projects will pop up on this blog when the time is right. 😉

Enjoy the beginning of 2012 for now and stay tuned!

Quarion (DJ) & Hunee (DJ) – About Blank, Berlin

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November 4, 2011
23:00

Quarion (DJ)

Hunee (DJ)

Losoul (DJ)

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Hunee (DJ) – Horst, Berlin

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September 24, 2011
23:00

Hunee (DJ set)

Gerd (4Lux)

The Rimshooters

Hunee (DJ) – Dali’s Bar, Brussels

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September 16, 2011
23:00

Hunee (DJ set)

San Soda (live)

Quarion (DJ) & Hunee (DJ) – Farbfernseher, Berlin

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September 2, 2011
23:00

Quarion (DJ)

Hunee (DJ)

Ji-Hun Kim (DJ)

Hunee (DJ) – Lot Lot, Oslo

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August 12, 2011
22:00

Hunee (DJ Set)

Henning Telephones (DJ Set)

Hunee (DJ) – Operaen, Copenhagen

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August 27, 2011
23:00

Hunee (DJ Set)

Retreat Label Party – Turmzimmer, Hamburg

May 27, 2011
16:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SESSION VICTIM will start the party by warming up the soundsystem and making sure everyone gets his/ her dose of funky, housey feelgood vibes right from the beginning.

Next up, QUARION will present his ever evolving, mindblowing (yes, thats the accurate description) Liveset. Heard it yet?  Well, you’re in for the real deal if you haven’t, nuff said.

… and of course you know HUNEE, either for his superior productions on numerous labels like W.T. and RUSH HOUR or for his excellent Skills on the one’s and two’s so there’s really no need to ask how this night will be brought to a peak, is it?

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Hunee (DJ) – Bob Beaman, Munich

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March 25, 2011
23:00

Hunee (DJ) – Panorama Bar, Berlin

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April 30, 2011
23:00