Playlist of the Week: Riton
Playlist of the Week: RitonApril 7, 2021
WTF is going on with the world?! Life without festivals, dancing, parties, and your mates? It’s horrible, but not forever.
Small silver lining; I’ve fortunately had time to make a lot of music. Also, it’s been quite fun seeing some of the raves happening over this last year — although really, that’s just slowing down the jobs from letting us properly get back to it. So hasta luego corona, and hurry the fuck up with it so we can get back to doing what we love doing the most, having a good time!
I created this playlist for precisely that reason. Download these tunes, play them loud, and here’s to hoping for a ridiculous summer!
Riton, Nightcrawlers, Mufasa & Hypeman – Friday (Dopamine Re-Edit) [Ministry Of Sound]
Mufasa & Hypeman saved 2020 with their original video. I recently reopened the session files for this, and it reminded me how much fun I had making it. The drums are from a 909, the bass I made on a 101, and the organ is from my M1.
Jaden Thompson – Closer [Cuttin’ Headz]
Whopper. The vocal and bassline are just so good. Big things ahead for Jaden
Todd Edwards – The Chant [Undisputed Music]
Todd the God. I can’t get enough of this track. Nuff said.
Shovell, Mele – Pasilda [Defected]
I know this has been out for a while, but I keep coming back to it for a reason… because it’s one of the most recognisable and effective party tunes around.
Uch – Genius of House [UNDR THE RADR]
Uch really is a genius of house and shouts for recognising the Genius of Manchester. Grand Central Recs reppin!
India Jordan – I’m Waiting (Just 4 U) [Local Action]
One of the best tunes to come out last year, just absolutely gutted for India — and me — that they haven’t had a chance to play this out in a festival yet.
Riton – Up and Down [Riton Time]
I know it’s one of my own, but I couldn’t do a playlist of uplifting tracks without including “Up and Down.” Still a favourite.
Riton, Alex Metric, Shungudzo, KUU – We’ll Always Have This Dance (TSHA Remix) [Higher Ground]
TSHA delivered on this remix. I love what she did to Shun’s vocals, the drums are great, the bassline is excellent. 10/10.
Jodie Harsh – My House (Dance System Remix) [Warner Records]
I worked with Dance System on a music video way back when he was LVis 1990, and I’m happy to see his reincarnation doing just as well. Also, shouts to Jodie Harsh!