Founded in 2009 by Retreat Family members DJ & producer Thomas Hock aka Bait & Switch and label manager Anne Jungkurth in Frankfurt, Sophisticated Retreats was able to establish itself as a sought-after vinyl label, even across the borders of Germany in a very short time.
Popular DJs such as Richie Hawtin, Tobi Neumann, Markus Kafka, Popof, Oxia, Terry Lee Brown jr., Mijk van Dijk or DJ Tomcraft significantly contributed to this success by supporting the first Sophisticated Retreats releases.
Far from mainstream and not dedicated to one certain style, the quintessence of Sophisticated Retreats rather lies in the quality and passion of each single release. Every release must have its own message and should therefore retain in the heads of the audience.
For this reason Sophisticated Retreats is a platform focusing on new, innovative artists, expressing their passion and enthusiasm for electronic music in their sounds.
With Phillip Saul, Sascha Walter, Marcel Braun and Kai Dekoeper the Retreats Family was able to welcome new artists in their family recently.
After the great success of the first Vinyl Releases, the Retreats Family Members Bait & Switch and Phillip Saul returns together with the songwriters Enemenemeck and K:lendar Labelhead Pierre Deutschmann with a brandnew tune called "Zeche".