Ritz – With My Soul In It EP is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!
We welcome back talented artist Ritz to Piston Recordings with his eighth outing for us, proving once again he can get the party rocking with his brand of deep grooves. Portuguese producer Ricardo Cardoso gave us his 1980 EP when we last saw him here which gained great support. He used to go by m0u53 and has seen several releases across various labels in the last couple of years. His Ritz moniker is dedicated to all things house and it’s always a pleasure to have him here.
With My Soul In It is a wonderfully crafted slice of deep house goodness. Filled with a playful bassline and mesmerizing keys and chords. A range of quality FX beef up the sound as a tight, rhythmic drum section gets the booty shakin’. Cool space age sounds litter the track as the groovier elements shine. The bassline alone will have you rocking out while the intricate organ sequence will leave you wanting more, much more. An epic slice that is a definite must have.
Way Too Many opens with a swirling pad and muted kick drum and hi hat combi. This sets the tone on a path to the darker side of deep house, which we just love. A prominent, moving bass ebbs and flows effortlessly and on the low end the subs really do begin to rattle the woofers. The track is purely hypnotic in its design for maximum impact and does not disappoint.
Klaus Benedek debuts on Piston alongside accompanying artist Joe Joe with the superb Command To Dance. Klaus’ interest in electronic music began during the 90s techno hype. In 2004, he began teaching himself to produce, gathering his inspiration wherever he could. He began collecting 12″ vinyl records the same year and 2 years later got his first DJ-gigs. Currently he finds most of his inspiration in Chicago House, Deep House, Disco and Breakbeat. After releases on labels like Petrol Dollar, Subversaal, rekooda, Soul Shift Music, Clean and Dirty Recordings and tanzbar, Klaus launched his own label forTunea in 2014. Great to have him on board.
The Original Mix intros with a cool ambience filled with a talking crowd before a nice and chunky kick drum delivers a thumping beat. Bright and crispy hi hats ease in as drums layer up and a funky riff fades in. A groovy bassline accompanies the funky disco riff creating the perfect combo for getting your groove on. An extra cool spoken vocal herald in the main event which is sure to rock the club. A very nice blend of retro and contemporary techniques that dish out a stunning track. Not to be missed.
Joe Joe’s Remix notches up the funk levels to dizzying proportions. A tight drum arrangement leads the way, creating a dancey rhythm that becomes infectious. Scathing synths etch out the classic style riffs as the spoken vocal delivers the narrative. The groove really takes hold of your body and commands you to the floor. A 100% certified DJ friendly cut that will not disappoint.
The Instrumental carries the same funkiness and groove as the original with the opportunity for the DJ to layer in some cool spoken of singing vocals. A great tool for any set.