Portuguese producer Ricardo Cardoso aka Ritz is back on Piston Recordings for his fifth outing here with the fantastic three track Introduction EP. Last time out we got his Get It On EP which gained great support. Ricardo 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. We just know you’re gonna love this latest slice, the attention to detail is stunning and the passion for house music shines through, enjoy.
Introduction sets off with a powerful, punchy kick drum and in-your-face bass. Slicing hi hats cut through the low frequencies while soft chord rise up bringing a classy vibe to the groove. The chords are joined by melodic keys to deliver a real smooth, deep house sound that will get the booty’s shaking for sure. Lounge flavoured pianos add texture alongside simple one hit vocal snippets creating a full on groove for the floors. Top notch stuff that will not disappoint.
Every Day intros with very nice punchy kick drum and sharp hi hat combi. Analogue bass notes weave through the drum arrangement as a soft vocal ebbs and flows. Swelling chords offer warmth and depth to the groove as subtle arpeggios lurk in the background. The bassline is boosted with an extra crunchy layer as more vocal snippets join in creating a beautifully arranged deep house slice. A stomper for sure and not to be missed.
Loving You brings the funk with a raucous display that will be a firm favourite on the floors no doubt. A tight drum section keeps the rhythm flowing as deep funky basses force you to move. Cool vocals are matched with smooth wah wah guitar licks while high strings contrast effortlessly with that deep rooted bassline. On the break we are treated to cool piano sequence that provides the climax as we slam right back into full on mode for the duration. An absolute must for the lively sets.