23: Riton – ‘Bad Guy RiRi’ EP

by cakemcduff

The name, the jocular record cover; you’d be forgiven for thinking Riton’s ‘Bad Guy RiRi’ EP, released through Ed Banger was a comedic mockery, but happily the British producer returns to his best with an EP which is both eclectic and energetic.

Perhaps the stand-out track, ‘The Same’ (Feat. Irfane) kicks things off on an upbeat, funky vibe but still retains that animated electronic sound which features so prominently on most Ed Banger releases. ‘Aloha Surfers!’ is mildly reminiscent of Smithson’s Carte Blanche days with the late DJ Mehdi; slowed down and noticeably darker. The remaining two songs from this four-track EP could be more closely filed under techno, particularly ‘Lost in Sound’ (Feat. Spank Rock), which wouldn’t sound out-of-place filling a sweaty, fog-distorted dancefloor somewhere into the wee hours.

– FYI ‘Riton’ means ‘Henry’ in French just for the record.

‘Bad Guy RiRi’ is available on iTunes now: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bad-guy-ri-ri-ep/id869341734?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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