Afternoons In Stereo is the brainchild of producer/musician/DJ/graphic designer Greg Vickers. He put out the first AIS album a decade ago, and the project broke big-time via the eye-catching video for the track "Soul Sugar" (taken from the 2013 album 5, it is about to hit the 8 million YouTube views mark). A video for the disco-inflected new single "Galaxina" pays homage to the campy look of '70s cinema. The track is featured on the aptly-entitled Retrospective, which Vickers tells us "compiles 10 years of the funkier, club-driven side of my work, featuring two new tracks [including "Galaxina"]. This new collection is the perfect bookend to last year's A Jazz Odyssey which assembled the more jazz-oriented side of my output". There is a very cool and groove-based feel to his material and AIS certainly deserves more mainstream recognition here. Look for a new full-length next year and keep an eye out for side-projects Psaum and Jet Black Canyon.