Release Title: Rump EP
Remixed by: Kev Obrien & Chris Luzz
Label: Fresh Meat
Available Now From: Beatport / Juno Download
To listen to previews of Ruthit’s Rump EP click HERE.
Young Mancunian Ruthit is Fresh Meat’s latest signing. He’s been writing music for two years and DJ’ing for three. In that time he has released eight projects and half a dozen remixes most notably on Four Twenty and murmur. Ruthit has been a busy man. For Fresh Meat he’s written two original songs, “I Feel” and “Sunkissed”.
“I Feel” was the first cut sent over and we loved it instantly. It is the kind of organic deep house that struts confidently, moving with intuitive precision. Some might mistake this subtle tune as simplistic. But the truth is each (good) House producer only gets a few tracks like “I Feel” during an entire career; spending the rest of his or her time either tied up in ever more complex (and ineffectual) technical antics or trying to replicate the magic, that at a point like this, explodes from the subconscious. There is no pretension about “I Feel”. The track sports a stripped, earthy beat made memorable by a wide swinging clunky snare, a modulating saw pad, perfectly placed female vocal snippets and a raw arrangement seldom heard from such a young artist.
The second Ruthit original, “Sunkissed”, is an exercise in machine soul. The pads and piano keep tightly repetitive, accented only by female vocals and wood block style percussion. Two note bass bumps counter a monotone string, droning against the rest of the rhythm. In the mix, worked by a skilled DJ this kind of psychedelic deep house can cause the eyes to close, the mind to drift and the hips to sway in time with heavenly constellations. “Sunkissed” walks the path laid down by adventurers like Chez Damier, Ron Trent and Moritz Von Oswald.
We asked New Yorkers Kev Obrien and Chris Luzz to remix “I Feel”. Kev has been a supporter of Fresh Meat for two years and we play what he’s done on labels like Smoke City and Loco Records. The production duo took Ruthit’s original elements, re-freaking the vocals and adding their own keys and bass parts. Their remix is a modern animal but in the tradition of Salt City Orchestra’s best productions on Paper Recordings, complete with a bridge brimming over with live bass, liquid chords and twinkling echoed piano stabs.
Milton Jackson - Both versions of I Feel are feeling good to me.
Pawas - I Feel is lovely...will play!
Shur-I-Kan - Liking Kev Obrien and & Chris Luzz remix - this EP got vibes boys.
Motorcitysoul - Nice one, loving the remix!
Robert Owens - Cool vibe.
Jet Project - Ruthit got that Detroit sound down on this EP, nice!
Marcin Czubala - My fave is Sunkissed, thanks!
Danny Howells - Another great release, perfect for my early set - cheers!
Nils Nurnberg - Awesome remix by Kev & Chris.. the guys are on fire!
Darren House - I feel is quality old/new school.
Johnny Fiasco - Organically good!
Rocky - Nice late night deepness. Think the remix is my fave.
Tony Humphries - Nice deep house tracks!
The Timewriter - Sunkissed is just up my street. Very cool track this is. Full support.
Deepchild - Smooooov as ya like it. Solid.
Elef - No fav here, all tracks are now officially Elef approved. Will love to dig them the next weeks. Solid work again from my buddy Ruthit!
Moodymanc - Great EP! O'brien and Luzz in the bag...
Florian Kruse - Cool remix by my homies Kev & Chris! Thumbs up!
Giovanni Damico - Lovely Release! Will Play.
Q-Burns Abstract Message - Very nice. Original "I Feel" for me. I like the dynamics of it quite a bit. Will certainly use this in radio ... thanks!
Alexander Maier - Sunkissed: solid & soulful house as it should be. Full support!
Murray Richardson - Nice deep house EP! Defo my kind of thing...loving the original mixes of I Feel and Sunkissed.
Scope - Nice stuff right here...all tracks are solid. I think the Obrien & Luzz remix is my fave.
Leigh Morgan (Urbantorque) - Solid stuff here, good for building a groove, good stuff as ever
Jean Jerome (FG DJ Radio) - Excellent EP, good stuff, I will play.
Nacho Marco - Fantastic EP!
Slam - Nice originals - and remix.
MANIK - Very solid release. Sounding good to me!
Tom Budden - Lovely stuff!
Ki Creighton - Feeling both tracks, will support all the way!
Giom - Quite nice Kev Obrien and Chris Luzz mix.
Lawn Chair Generals - Loving the jazzy mood of Kev Obrien and Chris Luzz's remix. Very nice.
Kiko Navarro - I feel I FEEL and I will play it, thanks!
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