A MESSAGE FROM ED:
“YOU GONNA LOVE THE HOUSE”
This is what DJ MEHDI told RITON when he invited him for a tour of the Chicago ghetto music he’s been stashing for 3 years, waiting for the good moment to reveal.
And this is exactly what happened: British grand master DJ and producer Riton moved in, and wanted to never leave. He loved the House, they loved the House. They got married and lived very happily during the years 2009 and 10. Their brainchild was born, everybody welcomed CARTE BLANCHE.
Of course, they weren’t the only ones. Ed Banger honcho Busy P snatched the mp3’s that were bouncing back and forth accross the Chunnel for a soon release on the label. The result? Four tracks of neck-breaking breaks, a shout-out to the masters, but with no nostalgia whatsoever. And maybe a couple of (obvious) samples, ok.
DJ MEHDI has been foraying into all things black music since 1995. He made his international print in 2006 with the release of the LUCKY BOY album on Ed Banger, and been club-hopping worldwide ever since, touring with Justice and A-Trak, remixing Santigold and Busta Rhymes, as well as dropping his own dancefloor bombs in the name of SIGNATUNE, POCKET PIANO or I AM SOMEBODY.
RITON is Newcastle’s finest, having made it from the Northern vibrations of Grand Central Recordings to being the most stable asset in the RADIO SOULWAX family and tour. His own street cred goes widescope, from remixing LCD Soundsystem and Crookers to breaking the number one spot in the Kraut Rock charts in 2008 with his EINE KLEINE NACHT MUSIK project on Modular Records. He’s also a model, but you knew that already.
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.
My guess is ‘You gonna love the house’ too,
DOWNLOAD THE FIRST CARTE BLANCHE TRACK HERE.