Tag Archives: Solo

Trinidad // Picnic

3 Mar

trinidad picnic

Our friends Trinidad have just had this one released on Congaloid, featuring a remix by Prince Club. Beatport here.

Stefano Ritteri // Nice Up Your Dance EP

15 Jan

Stefano Ritteri - Nice Up Your Dance EP

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, Ritteri’s 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 Ritteri’s club focused productions. While ‘Nice Up Your Dance’ works to tease you into a knowing smile, ‘Let Us Pray’ 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 Pray’ 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 Ritteri’s first outing on the Polish label is sure to set tongues wagging. (Pets Recordings SC, 2013) Beatport here.

Solo & Nat Self // Smoked Down

18 Aug

Italian eccentric Solo is back on Great Stuff with a little help from Zombie Disco Squad man Nat Self for a summery jam that’s one part funk, two parts techno and just a dash of tribalism.

(Great Stuff SC, 2012)

Read full description here. Out now on beatport!

Mega Club Sweat

2 Apr

The new Sweat It Out compilation – Mega Club Sweat – out now on beatport featuring lots of our favorite producers such as Max Bett, Hickup, Bongo, Danny T, Monkey Safari, Solo, Wax Motif, Pow! Pow! and more.

Solo // Alki Bamba EP

14 Nov

Tune in to this debut ep on Solo‘s brand new label – Congaloid! Proving with this original that he is the king of tropical tech. Out Nov 14th!

Umek & Stefano Noferini – Complementary Access

11 Aug

Diggin this release by Umek & Stefano Noferini, out now on beatport via Great Stuff Recordings! Read more info here. And while on the topic of ‘Great Stuff’ below are a few recent picks that I failed to post earlier on – two from Munich Discotech vol 12 and one from Heartik‘s circus rehearsals ep.

_Umek & Stefano Noferini – Complementary Access

More good stuff

_Solo – Strawberry Swing

_Oz Romita – The Orient Express

_Heartik – Opera Rehearsals

Solo // Midgets Go Deep EP

5 Jul

Solo‘s new ep is out now on beatport! Tune in below to get a sample – my pick would have to be Herbalistic. Enjoy