Previously releasing crunked up house on the likes of dirtybird, Sound Pellegrino and Exploited under the Solo moniker, Stefano Ritteri returns with the 'Nice Up Your Dance' EP on suitably chameleon-like Pets Recordings. Excited by the prospect of releasing a body of work under his real name, Ritteris latest output has already been snapped up by Defected and Saved. The new three track ep straddles the more exuberant edges of house with a skilled and serious production sensibility, and invites UK mainstays Jaymo and Andy George to perform remix duties.
Nice Up Your Dance opens the show with its audacious guitar riff, vintage key work, whimsical vocal sample and relentless party claps, a staple of Ritteris club focused productions. While Nice Up Your Dance works to tease you into a knowing smile, Let Us Prey steps up with a take-your-breath-away bassline, leading the way for the ultra-nostalgic melody line and pitch-shifted vocal. Jaymo and Andy George take things one step further, giving Let Us Prey a thick and sultry rework. Here, the bassline truly is all consuming, while dissonant rings add an extra edge to the sonorous vocal sample.
A weird yet very welcome added string to the Pets Recordings bow, Stefano Ritteris first outing on the Polish label is sure to set tongues wagging.