Having found his place on the scene through years of graft and a residency that saw him hone his inimitable house and techno-leaning sound and style to perfection, Ronnie Spiteri is a name on everyone's lips for all the right reasons. Fresh off the back of a summer residency for Do Not Sleep at the iconic Amnesia nightclub in Ibiza, Ronnie is now preparing to release his debut album - True Music - this September.
Dropping in two parts, the release is a true 'tried and tested' statement of intent that will cement Spiteri as one of the scene's most exciting producers. Explaining his intentions behind the album, Ronnie says: 'I spent a log time touring South America at the start of 2018 - a place where dance music still feels true to its roots, and where the flashy side of the industry hasn't quite taken over yet. It's inspiring playing to club after club full of people who are there purely for the music, and as such - I came home and locked myself in the studio throughout winter, eager to turn this experience into something tangible.'
The result is True Music. A ten-track release in its entirety, Part 1 drops five tracks which sum up the sound of Ronnie Spiteri. Opening, True Colours is an atmospheric slice of straight-up house, complete with keys and vocal stabs that bring together the old school vibe which runs throughout the release. Meanwhile, Eloise, takes a tougher approach from the off with uplifting house flavours successfully fused with a distinct warehouse feel.
Universal Plum takes things darker still and is a tour de force in how to do techno properly. A growling bassline carries the track with intricate effects and percussion layered to keep the momentum throughout its almost seven-minute runtime. Next up, Once In a Lifetime delivers a blistering lesson in progressive house that is pure peak-time weaponry. And finally, closing Part 1, Throat Muscle is built around the perfect vocal to carry another dark, techno cut which will leave you eager for Part 2.
'I wanted to release something that sums up who I am as an artist. I began my Ibiza residency with an arsenal of original productions which you won't hear being played anywhere else; I've managed to whittle it down to ten of the best tracks which go off every time, and the result is what I'd consider to be my strongest body of work to date'
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