Riton



There's always a lot of confusion/debate into how "Riton" is pronounced. For years, I spent my time pronouncing him "right-on" before someone at Grand Central advised me it was pronouced "writ-on". Conducting a Google search today, I've actually found that the definitive way of saying his name is "wree-ton", which is apparently a French slang term for his first name, Henry. Glad that's cleared up anyway.

Former Fat City Records worker Riton came to the surface in 2001 with his album "Beats Du Jour". Fitting in nicely with the Manchester Hip Hop scene led by the likes of Rae and Christian and Aim, Riton's output consisted of chunky beats and interesting samples. This carried on until 2004, when his last studio album, Homies and Homos, was released, again following the beats template. Something then changed. Remixes started cropping up, for unlikely and high profile clients like Kylie, Annie and Scissor Sisters. Further listening led to one conclusion: Riton had gone electro, and in a major fucking way. A Recent remix of Mystery Jets has proven to be a dancefloor success, while he's recently remixed Robbie Williams' newie, Rudebox. He's also one half of the DJ/Production combo, Gucci Soundsystem, so go check them out when they're playing near you.

MP3 Riton - Closer

MP3 Mystery Jets - The Boy Who Ran Away (Riton Re-Rub)

MP3 Robbie Williams - Rudebox (Riton Re-Rub)

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