‘Retro Resources’ celebrates 10 years since the first release by Nottingham house duo The Littlemen. The 18 track album, released on their own Mobile Trax imprint in October, sees nine of their classic tracks dusted off and given a fresh lease of life, as well as brand new remixes by a who’s who of international underground house stars. LawnChair Generals, Justin Harris (Music For Freaks), Raoul Belmans (Swirl People), Ken ECB (EastCoast Boogiemen) and Toby Laminex all appear, alongside East Midlands house stalwarts Larry Fives (Inland Knights), Kinky Movement and Special Interest.
Classic and much loved Littlemen tracks have been sourced form their own Mobile Trax back catalogue and also from the original labels who released them, including LowDown Music (‘Attack Me’), Drop Music (‘Decked Out’) and Tango Recordings (‘Rock Again’).
An early DJ sampler featuring the re-issued ‘Attack Me’ and ‘Decked Out’, plus new Littlemen and LawnChair Generals remixes was a huge success in August with support pouring in from the most respected names in deep, funky, soulful and underground house: Tony Humphries, Miguel Migs, DJ Heather, Rob Mello, Giom, Nick Holder, Fred Everything, JT Donaldson, Grant Nelson and CJ Mackintosh.
1. Attack Me
2. Attack Me (Littlemen Remix)
3. Decked Out
4. Decked Out (LawnChair Generals Remix)
6. Stoned (Special Interest Remix)
7. Hit Dat Dog
8. Hit Dat Dog (Larry Fives vs Inland Knights Remix)
9. Wind It Up
10. Wind It Up (Justin Harris Remix)
11. Tell Me
12. Tell Me (Raoul Belmans Remix)
13. Rock Again
14. Rock Again (Ken ECB Remix)
15. Size Matters
16. Size Matters (Kinky Movement Remix)
17. Foolin’ Around
18. Foolin’ Around (Toby Laminex Remix)
The Littlemen – Steve Lee and Gavin Belton – have been at the forefront of the UK’s Midlands house scene for the best part of 17 years as DJ’s and promoters for the Smokescreen and Giddy Fruit Soundsystems. At the end of the 90’s they teamed up in the studio to form The Littlemen and soon became known as some of the most consistent house producers of their era, releasing records on the scene’s top labels such as Drop Music, Aroma, LowDown, Tango, Nightshift, Blockhead and forming their own well renowned label, Mobile Trax. Their music has been licensed to too many compilations to mention with DJ’s like Mark Farina, DJ Sneak, Heather and Miguel Migs selecting tracks for their mixes. In this time they have travelled to every corner of the world time over, bringing their chunky house sound to the USA, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, South Africa, and Europe.