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Die Verboten : White Island

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Die Verboten : Dafalganger

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BCK2BCK (Mark Ronson + Riton) : Nine-Whoa-Nine

Mark Ronson & Riton team up to form BCK2BCK a fun excuse to play with some drum machines, analog synths, and vinyl a capellas. “Nine-Whoa-Nine” flips Black Rob’s “Like Whoa” into fun little club edit. U Mad? Woo.

Read a little interview with Mark & Riton here.

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Music Video : Symphony Hall “One Night Stand (ft. Jay Norton)”

A trippy visual accompaniment for a deep futuristic RnB tinged take of Riton’s “One Night Stand” with the help of Canblaster and Jay Norton all under the moniker of Symphony Hall

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Carte Blanche – House Party 2 : The Pyjama Party


Mehdi & Riton return with a new House Party mixtape entitled “The Pyjama Party” to kick off a new release of an EP entitled “White Man on the Moon” coming soon as well as a massive tour – 909 included! There are many classic dancefloor gems on this mixtape as well a new Carte Blanche track featuring the lovely voice of Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor entitled “With You”.

So now allow these Yin Yang twins to take you on a journey into the heart of HOUSE.

Download: HOUSE PARTY 2: THE PYJAMA JAM by edbangerrecords

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Chromeo x Carte Blanche

Mr. Mehdi and Mr. Riton are on the quest to bring Acid back and I am a proponent of that. And what better way by taking that fat synth bassline in Chromeo’s “Don’t Turn the Lights On” and turning it into an energetic Acid House track. This one is a dancefloor killer y’all.

Chromeo – Don’t Turn The Lights On (Carte Blanche Remix) by Chromeo

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DJ Mehdi & Riton: Carte Blanche “In The Mix”

DJ Mehdi & Riton, Carte Blanche in Europe is to House as is A-Trak & Armand Van Helden, Duck Sauce in NYC is to Disco House. That is what I am seeing as DJs/Producers are on a quest to touch back with their roots in order to find a new sound or even the reason why they do what they do. I’ve always been a fan of Riton’s work and the fact that he is so versatile with from his space Krautrock projects, Die Verboten and Eine Kleine Nacht Musik to his straightforward club banging tracks. And of course DJ Mehdi is the last remaining DJ on the Ed Banger squad that really interests me at the moment. Let’s see what this duo will do to reinvigorate the masses interests in classic house a la Duck Sauce.

Also this live iteration of Carte Blanche sounds interesting especially with the introduction of a 909 and the “No Bangers” rule.

“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.”

Download: DJ Mehdi & Riton: Carte Blanche – In The Mix

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Riton & Primary 1 – Radiates

What a weird dance pop tune. Reminds me of Mr. Oizo, especially those drums. I love Primary 1’s voice. His track with The Shoes is fantastic especially the Siriusmo remix. This obscure comedic funk is what dance music needs.

Riton & Primary 1 – Radiates

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Die Verboten: Live In Eivissa

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Eine Kleine Nacht Musik

Rondo Veneziano’s “La Serenissima” has made quite an impression on the electronic music community within the past year. Justice dropped this track in their famous Xmas Mix, Daft Punk featured this track as one of their favorite dance tracks, Cazals used this track as their entrance music during their Daft Punk Japan tour and The Bloody Beetroots tapped into their Italian roots with their own cover, “We Are from Venice”. Now Eine Kleine Nacht Musik aka Riton has tapped into this amazing track with his own rendition, adding a few Kraut elements to it. I definitely feel this version more than the Bloody Beetroots one (Sorry Bob!). But of course nothing beats the original 🙂 Checkout his myspace for more Krautrocked-out tunes.

Eine Kleine Nacht Musik – La Serenissima
Eine Kleine Nacht Musik Myspace

Download an Eine Kleine Nacht Musik Mixtape here:

God, I love this video so much 🙂

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