Ritz is back at it again for us at Piston Recordings, with another sublime offering in his latest four tracker titled How Did It Get So Late So Soon? EP. Last time out we got a dose of deep house goodness on his Beauty Never Fades and, we’ve no doubt that this new slice will follow suit. 2019 has been a bumper year for Ricardo, he never fails in his musical endeavours, remaining consistent, dishing out quality with every release. After getting the electronic music bug in the mid 90’s, visiting clubs such as Climacz and Alcantara-Mar, Ricardo quickly found Deep House, Deep Dub, House and Leftfield House. It was under the pseudonym M0u53 that in 2015 he released several singles and EPs ON Audaz Recordings and Hush Recordz. In 2016 he changed his stage name to Ritz, and since then he has worked with many national and international publishers such as ARTS, Blossom Kollektiv, Hypnotic Room, Open Bar Music, Plastic City and many more. Ricardo also runs his own imprint called Left Hook Recordings where he showcases his own unique sound. He rarely does DJ sets and when he does, it is on special occasions using only his own music. Pure brilliance from this guy yet again.
How Did It Get So Late So Soon? opens with a fluid, moving bass and warm chord combo. Punchy kicks and sharp claps come through along with stuttering hi hats and hi strings, forming a sublime deep groove. Smooth spoken vocal sits in the background, adding character as the drums heat up and keep the rhythm in motion. The big hitter here is that analogue style bassline that just melts into the sound, creating a richness that dancefloors are just gonna love.
I Jump keeps the warm theme going with some real nice, mellow chord pads sitting perfectly in the construction. Steady flowing drums will keep the booty’s shakin’ while a deep, sultry, softly spoken vocals come in. The bassline is superb, creating a whole other dimension to the track, working in a more cosmic realm alongside cool detuned notes. Top notch stuff that will not disappoint.
Ninja Stuff conjures up a pacey, rhythmic vibe thanks to an organic drum sequence that really gets the toes tapping. Warm, swirling chord pads create a surreal space as the bouncing bassline rises up from the depths to add a flurry of excitement to the groove. The track moves effortlessly through the motions, bringing in quirky plucked basses while that chord pad mesmerizes. Very nice indeed, not to be missed.
Dub Mondays rounds up this fantastic four tracker from Ritz, and once again he takes us to another realm with his creativeness knowing no bounds. A somewhat exotic affair, the track wastes no time in getting down to business as a tight drum section marries with a smooth, dancey bassline. A deep house lovers dream, this one is destined to keep the floors rocking long into the night.