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Riton’s ‘Lost My Mind’ EP sees the former boy wonder of Techno release his first original material in over 12 months. Needless to say, a lot happened during this period, and
arriving at this point was not easy. But like all good stories of loss and redemption, there will always be a moment where the protagonist must look back in order to go forward, a return to form in order to pave the way to the future. This EP, released January 2013 on Ed Banger records, signifies this moment both musically and creatively.
Combining techno, house music, hip hop and electro ‘Lost My Mind’ EP kick-starts with the festival pumping Techno track ‘Bang Your Head.’ Then goes on to soften for a
moment with the warm chicago house sound of ‘Dance to Great Golf Ball In The Sky’. Both styles Riton has honed to-a-tee from touring and making music with Soulwax/2 Many DJs and also as one of half of Carte Blanche with DJ Mehdi.
On the flip side we find Riton age 19. Having started his musical career as the back room DJ at the legendary UK club Shindig, Riton became known for DJ sets that chopped Hip Hop, Jazz, House and Latin music together. Taking this inspiration into a studio he started Switch Records which released his first material as Riton, and earned a recording contract with UK Hip Hop and Urban label Grand Central, whilst simultaneously running the counter at UK Hip Hop record store Fat City. Ritons debut album ‘Beats Du Jour’ was a lesson in music making that seamlessly blended house and urban music. Thirteen years later and the B-side of ‘Lost My Mind’ EP sees Riton returning to the place he knows so well; ‘Lost my Mind’ features vocals from Jay Norton, last seen on Symphony Halls ‘One Night Stand’, Ritons collaboration with Canblaster on Marble Records and UK Grime artist Scrufizzier makes an appearance, spitting a fire storm of a verse. Finally ‘Girls In The Hood’ sees Miss Kittin featured on this track inspired and remade from her own releases on DJ Heidi’s, long time Riton collaborator, ‘Jackathon Jams record label.
Enjoy this EP, it’s a moment in time and won’t be repeated, a rare gem in 2013 electronic music.