Infectious rhythms can make or break tracks for me, I think partly because I’m a classically trained drummer but mostly because of that all important dancefloor. So it is always a welcome surprise, then, to find some form of nu-disco or funky house in my inbox where those rhythms are such a central theme as with the debut single from Rituel (facebook/twitter).
Rituel are new house alliance formed by Christophe Monier (aka The Micronauts) and Thomas Regnault (aka Dew Town Mayor) who have been DJing and throwing “Cérémonie” and “Rituel parties in Paris for the last year. And now they are releasing some of their own material for the first time in Un. A-side Single Minds has that funky house rhythm and a vocal sample and bouncy bass-line that brings you back to those 90s raves, whereas Take It Easy is more of a Balearic thumper. Perfect on the way up.