Ritz delivers yet more deep house goodness with his latest four tracker titled Beauty Never Fades. This one is fresh off the back of his last effort here with Ensemble EP. Ricardo never fails in his musical endeavours, remaining consistent, dishing out quality with every release. After getting the electronic music bug in the mid 90's, visiting clubs such as Climacz and Alcantara-Mar, Ricardo quickly found Deep House, Deep Dub, House and Leftfield House. It was under the pseudonym M0u53 that in 2015 he released several singles and EPs ON Audaz Recordings and Hush Recordz. In 2016 he changed his stage name to Ritz, and since then he has worked with many national and international publishers such as ARTS, Blossom Kollektiv, Hypnotic Room, Open Bar Music, Plastic City and many more. Ricardo also runs his own imprint called Left Hook Recordings where he showcases his own unique sound. He rarely does DJ sets and when he does, it is on special occasions using only his own music. Always a pleasure hearing his latest efforts and, no doubt, we'll be seeing and hearing much more in the future.
Beauty Never Fades is a smooth and lush affair, with infectious bass and melodic keys at its core. A truly inviting groove that reels you in, setting the tone for a sublime 6-minute journey through warm deep house grooves. Nice, chunky kicks and scattered hats provide a steady rhythm as the bassline moves effortlessly on the low end. A series of hypnotic keys offer a melodic experience that captivates, allowing the mind to drift. Top-notch and a must have no doubt.
Intensify rattles the cage a little with a pacey beat and bright hi hats that pan mesmerizingly to and fro. Sharp claps accompany a punchy kick, creating a solid platform for the groove to build. In the background a warm chord pad fades in with alluring appeal. A strong, pulsating bass is let loose alongside a cool vocal which adds meat to the rhythm. Strange, cosmic FX add a dynamic vibe to the track giving it a definite dance floor appeal.
Mellifluous is an inspirational slice of deep house thanks to its live-sounding construction. The drums have that vibe, organic and naturally rhythmic. An intensifying pad fades up adding rich textures to the sound as a warm, moving bassline comes through. The track evolves beautifully, adding high strings and cascading notes to the mix that offer intrigue. An excellent piece that is not to be missed.
Should rounds up this classy four tracker with a wonderful, classic deep house groove. Chunky beats lead us out with steady, rhythmic percussions lighting the path. A cool vocal adds character as warm chords bring home that true deep groove. On the low end, a subtle bassline weaves intricate patterns that complement the equally intricate chords. A solid slice that will sit nicely into that late-night set.