Session Victim (live) – Paradise City, Brussels

June 30, 2018

Session Victim (live) – The Berkley Suite, Glasgow

June 16, 2018

Session Victim (live) – Sandbox, Egypt

May 4, 2018

Session Victim (DJ) – Monarch, San Francisco

April 6, 2018

Session Victim (live) – Elsewhere, New York City

April 14, 2018

Session Victim (DJ) – Massasoit Elks Lodge, Cambridge

April 13, 2018

Session Victim (DJ) – Midnight Lovers, Los Angeles

April 7, 2018

Session Victim (DJ) – La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris

March 24, 2018

Pen, Paper & Puzzle

Time flies… has it been almost a year since our last post?!!!? Even if our activities have slowed down here at Retreat HQ (to the point where we can officially say that the label is on hibernation mode), our core artists have definitely put in some proper work.

Take Session Victim for example: riding on the success of „Listen To Your Heart“, the ultimate Berlin-Hamburg connection have been touring all corners of the globe relentlessly. And with no sign of slowing things down, Session Victim are also embarking on another journey: setting up their own label „Pen & Paper“!

So because Session Victim are closely linked to Retreat, we thought it was only right to offer their first release as an exclusive preorder on our webshop! So get over there now and secure your copy of the „Puzzle EP“ which also features not one but two remixes from another Retreat stalwart, Iron Curtis plus a rework from Giegling’s Vril!

Oh, and did we mention that from now on, you’ll also receive a pair of free Retreat slipmats when placing an order above 40€? What are you waiting for?!??

Thank you for the support and stay tuned!

From The Stage To The Studio And Back Again

Yes, it’s been a while since you’ve heard from the Retreat HQ. We usually send a signal when a new release is in the press but it’s not the case this time. So while we’re working on RTR19, we thought we’d give you a little update on the Retreat core artists and what they’ve been up to since « Re-Treats Vol. 1 ».

Session Victim has become the epitome of touring musicians in the last months, playing all over Europe as well as rocking shows in the USA, Mexico, Australia and Indonesia. But instead of toning down their output, this constant life on the road has actually fueled the duo’s creativity. What materialized is undoubtedly their best effort to date, the colorful album « Listen To Your Heart ». Ripe with « Sun-soaked house music on the engaging side of deep, and at the clever end of funky » (Mixmag), the LP is already labelled as this summer’s go-to soundtrack. Get the full lowdown on how the album came to fruition here and be on the lookout for Session Victim’s hi-octane live show or energetic DJ sets coming to your town very soon!

Quarion has had an impeccable run of releases in the last year, including a stellar EP on Ripperton’s Tamed imprint and a contribution for Innervisions’ legendary « Secret Weapons » series. 2017 seems to be going even stronger with two bass-heavy remixes already in the can for Compost and Drumpoet Community as well as a very promising collaboration with Joel Alter that will definitely shake the floors this summer. There are more surprises in store from the swiss producer but in the meantime, make sure to catch Quarion performing in Asia and Europe in the following weeks !

After spending the first months of 2017 in the USA, Iron Curtis is back in Berlin and eager to showcase his flawless studio skills with an impressive string of releases. First up with « Industrie & Zärtlichkeit », a wonderfully quirky album as Moon (with Johannes Albert) that had Juno declare « it’s clear that the duo have worked up something of a beauty. ». Then there’s the club-ready « Maple » EP for the ever reliable Office imprint as well as hot remixes for Hudd Trax and Klamauk. But we’ve heard through the grapevine that this flurry of activity might be only the tip of the iceberg… we suggest you keep an eye on Iron Curtis’ profile or hear him out in the club for a sneak peek of what’s to come !

Thank you for the support and stay tuned!