If you haven’t stumbled upon this guy already, let us introduce you to perhaps one of the most absurd characters in dance music right now. His name is ricky retro and he’s taken quite the bold step by attempting to fuse southern rock and general redneck shenanigans with house and dance music in general.
Imagine the already wild antics of FISHER, but if the dude took himself even less seriously and was obsessed with NASCAR and Budweiser. The ingredients that make up ricky retro absolutely do not mix together at all, and ultimately that’s what makes all this so entertaining.
I mean let’s face it, no matter how hard you try, southern rock and tech house just do NOT mesh. His sound is like if Chris Lake’s redneck cousin got drunk, stole his laptop, and recorded himself hollering obscenities over his tracks. There is no artistic integrity with this music, but the level ricky retro has gone to not give a shit is honestly inspiring and we applaud him for it.
ricky retro’s latest track, “DALE,” which just dropped today, is perhaps his most ridiculous release to date. Over twangy guitar-riddled build up, he yells to the audience “I wanna see your tits out, I wanna see your dicks out, Budweisers up!” The song then proceeds to enter a super catchy bass line that you can’t help but appreciate. We’re not sure whether to dance or laugh, but for some reason we just can’t look away.
Even if you can’t get into his music, his comedy is actually hilarious and makes this all worthwhile. Take a few minutes to rummage through ricky’s Instagram and you’ll see exactly what we’re talking about. From crashing FISHER’s set to riding around an airport on a motorized beer cooler, it seems as though ricky retro is on a mission to give the least amount of fucks physically possible.
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