The Retro Kidz

The Retro Kidz

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Hearkening back to the days when "Fresh Prince Of Bel Air" was on the tube, "House Party" was on the big screen and Hammer ruled the radio, THE RETRO KIDZ are in the building -- and trust us, you won't miss them. Draped in the freshest late 80's and early 90's gear and emanating feel-good vibes of yesteryear that today's blinged-out hip-hop seems to have shed, the colorful crew comprised of high school friends Sur Fresh Alot, First Lady, Lucky a.k.a Gumby, Kool Kid, Ill Will and J.Smooth are the latest signees to the new lifestyle label, BROBOT, started by DJ/producer Junior Sanchez.

The Kidz's story picked up steam months ago when one of dance music's most successful producers, Armand Van Helden ("The Funk Phenomena," "My My My", etc.) asked them to star in the video for his latest hit, "I Want Your Soul" Van Helden says. "I've had people tell me when they see the I Want Your Soul video, 'Where did you get the old school footage?' Friends at the shoot had huge smiles and were like, 'Wow, when you see them, when they're right next to you, it just brings you back.'" The relationship didn't stop there -- Van Helden offered to produce the group's debut single, "New Era", an unapologetic, break-heavy 90's dance reinvention that is now currently available on iTunes. The track has garnered much love on NYC radio -- starting when legendary DJ Funkmaster Flex dropped 8 bombs (akin to a rewind) on HOT 97, resulting in much media love for the Retros from outlets like Vibe, XXL, URB, Warp, IQ,, Hip- Hop Weekly, Yo! MTV Raps, and BET.

The boys and their lovely First Lady were even invited guests and performers at Diddy's Miami pad last March. In fact, the Retro Kidz have become quite the party starters in New York, known to roll up on a soiree and spur ear-to-ear smiles from everyone who sees them, and, according to Kool Kid, lots of double-takes. "Sometimes triple-takes," he laughs, "Sometimes people yell, 'Big Daddy Kane! Kid N' Play!', and we love that we bring you that far back. Ultimately though, we are a movement. It doesn't have to be 80s. It doesn't have to be 90s. We just want people to have fun again, be stylish, and express themselves."


Current Singles:

"New Era" produced by Armand van Helden
"I'm So Fresh" produced by Armand van Helden
"2 Cool" produced by Junior Sanchez