RITHMA – HAVEN’T HAVEN’T EP – Released: December 2010 – IA2.5
Intelligent Audio is delighted to welcome on board the multi talented Rithma, for our fifth 8 track double release, aimed at showcasing the versatility of our artists.
He’s rocked our world for years via his releases on labels like Om, Terraform, Fiji and Tweekin amongst others, and it’s a real pleasure to present his latest creations.
Once again the double release provides a platform for our featured artist to demonstrate their full musical spectrum. IA1 comprises 4 top-drawer San Fran groovy house jams, and IA2 delivers with 4 devastating leftfield gems.
Hocus Pocus – a brooding off beat stew of trippy strings and quirky effects locked down with a deep dubby bassline and a tough hip hop groove.
For Bunja – an energy fuelled disco flavoured gem encompassing a badass breakbeat, beautifully phased stabs and drenched in warm strings; another perfect inclusion in the IA2 philosophy.
Haven’t Haven’t – Melancholic ambient soundscapes underpinned with a tough broken beat, dark moods and demonic bass, with haunted keys and eerie effects.
K Shine, Trailer Step – with just a hint of bluegrass, raw percussion and a bass line to rip your head off this totally refreshing track is what IA2 is all about. Enjoy…
Hippie Torales - Diggin the straight up funk of Hocus Pocus
Joshua Iz – I love Rithma. That is all.
Justin Harris, musicforfreaks - Nice one Rithma
Jay West, Argentina – this is good stuff!!
Giom, Lost My Dog, UK – Loving these! Full support
Marc Scully, Omegaman – Nice tunes, slick beats: will play ‘em for sure
Joshua Heath, balance @ king king, los angeles – wicked stuff! 5/5 for originality!
Nigel Hayes, Twilight Recordings – 4 totally leftfield compositions, unusual,innovative and really funky funky fresh!! loving this E.P, good job Rithma!!!
Grant Paterson, Edinburgh Evening News, Scotland - Very eclectic funky selection, some very nice chilled stuff too. Cool package
George Cochrane, Prismatic Tracks , US – Nicely blunted, crisp, and fun. K Shine will make it into my downtempo sets for sure.
Jesus Gonsev, Troubled Kids Records, Spain – Solid ep! Play it for sure
Giano, Italiano Recordings, USA – Another HUGE EP from a GREAT Producer! Loving the whole EP! Thanks!
Manuel Sahagun, Candy Music, Argentina - beautiful!
Dave Allison, Kinjo Music, Canada – Hocus Pocus has me head boppin’. will be jamming this one, thanks for the tunes
Dave Miller, Illegal Cargo Records, Australia – Straight out of the gate it’s Fantastic. I like the use of the distorted guitar samples in ‘Hocus Pocus’…eclectic sound design coupled with dubby, trip hop beats = niceness!
Jevne Miller, Onethirty Recordings / SS Radio, USA – This release is just DOPE! Killer!
Peckos/Sven Van Coillie, Belgium - Aha, new work from rithma, still loving their ‘just before dawn’ track! Hocus Pocus and Haven’t haven’t are perfect for my lounge sets, interesting percussion being used here as well! K Shine is my favourite of the bunch, great laid back vibe! Thanks guys, nice EP!
Dubble D / Moodymanc – Great sounding, original music!!!!
Orde Meikle, Slam – funky grooves – playing
Ryan Stubbs, Duserock, SF – Something for everybody on this E.P. Good Stuff!
DK Watts, House Controller, DI.FM, USA – really nice beats! I dig this stuff!
Benjamin McCourt / Brown, Unpopular Music, UK – Cracking EP. Really into that combination of sloppy n choppy and acoustic n electronic sounds. K Shine is totally up my street and the others are top quality too with enough depth to sound even better going back for subsequent listens. Great stuff. Thanks for sending.
Arturo Garces, Jump Recordings, USA – Nice one!
Tyler Stadius, Dinamo FM/Proton - Unique, rich music. Kind of nutty at times but a good listen.
Konstantin, Proton Radio (USA), Club FM (Macedonia), Ibizasonica (Ibiza) - HOT STUFF !!! Full support !
Jose Maria Ramon, Ibiza Global Radio – what a surprise!!! really cool full support from Ibiza Global Radio
Lucas Hulan, Nightphunk Recordings / Roxy Prague, Czech Republic – Love It.. All tracks are very good quality! Thank You For Promo Pack
Below Zero Beats DJs – Been a fan of Rithma for a long time. very original and funky – dig the guitar in there will feature this on Below Zero for sure! All the tracks are great but I most likely will feature “K Shine”
Andy Riley, Inland Knights / Toka Project, UK – great ep full of creative goodness!…k shine my fav …but all tracks strong, good fun release!
Dj Gomez, Rpl99fm/Code Bar, France – Great Ep !!!! Love K Shine & that melancolic melody !
The Dead Rose Music Company – This is heavy, that bass drop just kicked it for me. very mr scruff. this will be charted!!!
Diz – K Shine is the one for me, a great interlude for the party could really get you geared up for what’s to come in the night.. kudos.
Michael Stukes, WHCR 90.3 FM / Harlem, USA - SERIOUS joints for tha headzzzzz
Christos Kedras, Beat Philosophy radio – Good stuff, loving the vibe, overall a great EP, will get some love from me!
Simon – DeepSouthAudio, New Zealand - Pure Class… Rithma delivers .. a smoking set of beats .. Intelligent Audio .. always seem to offer artist a great platform to release from .. Very inspiring ..
Joey Silvero, Distant People, UK – kool breaks and laid back grooves, tidy little ep!
Joan Ribas, Ibiza Global Radio – superb music ep
Raoul Lambert, Elaba, Belgium – Loving K Shine! Reminds me of some Mr. Scruff stuff! Dopeness!
Bobi, Club FM, Macedonia – Quality EP, all tracks are very chilly and lovely,thanks for sending
Steve Arnell, MyHouse-YourHouse, UK – Love this EP. Production levels are outstanding.
Rob Grega, USA – some nice jamz from one of my favorite artists. digging hocus pocus, haven’t haven’t and the trailer step tune. thanks!
Dibby Dougherty, Yello/Audiotherapy/Baroque, Ireland - some great back room funk vibes here
Brazilian Soul Crew – Thats it, Down tempo & Nu jazz.. I liked.
Lee Jarvis, Moochin / Various / My Cuppa T – Always good to hear some Rithma! Love it
Henri Kohn, ibiza global radio - killer stuff. thank you very much
Louis Hughes, Two Deep / ChicagoHouseFM.com UK – Lots of slow mo/ down tempo goodness
here. Love this concept!
Deron Delgado, Stompy – Great album!
Phil Levene, Eclectic Jazz – Liking the cool electro-funkyness, simple and fresh – All tracks or good !
Victor de la Serna, DJ Mag (ES) – Same as the other EP. this is top quality music. Again very glad to hear Rithma again!! Thanks
CheckPoint, My Cuppa T, USA – The man’s just a funky musical genius! Loving all of these tunes – beautifully organic, bouncy, a little raw round the edges and just simply cool as f*ck! K Shine (Trailer Step) has to be my favourite, but they are all going to get some serious play from me. LOVE EM! Thanks, CheckPoint
Chris Udoh – Cool stuff , most def for a chill out room
K Shine, Trailer Step