Parisian DJ Mehdi and Newcastle's Riton are both separately known for their quirky angles on club music, so you'd think that a collaboration between the two of them result in some disco that sounds like an Escher sketch. But "In the Mix" is almost the exact opposite on the surface, a brilliantly straightforward demo of how to make a peak hour jam from little more than a rolling bassline, deft drums and a touch of "Percolator." According to the Mehdipedia, "DJ MEHDI and RITON will tour as CARTE BLANCHE in May and June 2010, visiting all major cities in Europe and North-America. Four decks, one mixer, and a TR 909, of course. No bangers, strictly house music. Their first EP is set to drop on ED BANGER in May 2010 as well."
March 04, 2010