Milwaukee’s own Richard Richard has been silently killing it over the years, but his upcoming release on the prestigious Plant Music is sure to generate some buzz. Previously releasing music on labels such as Yes Yes and Bang Gang, and gaining support from the likes of Feadz and Acid Jacks, Richard already has quite the resume under his belt. Balancing DJing, visual art, and producing music, Richard’s near proximity to Chicago and Detroit makes for some obvious influence. And that is never a bad thing.
Richard Richard’s “Toro” EP is out on February 10th with an impressive lineup of remixes. The original mix itself is a standout track within the whole house/techno side of things today. I’m really into these newer artists that are paying homage to the old days of real house music but are also bringing in a new feel to the table. This song definitely grew on me after a few plays and I can definitely say those deep pads along with the grooving bassline makes for quite the jam.
Alongside the original version of “Toro,” you have the listening pleasure of a variety of remixes. New York’s Whatever/Whatever gives the track that dancefloor boost, while fellow New Yorkers Populette take “Toro” to another level of catchy technicality. I’m also really digging the Marcos Cabral remix, as everything he does tends to turn to gold.
So let’s step back and think for a sec. Great original track? Yes. Up-tempo late-night thumper remixes? You know it. I think this formula makes for a banger release, so you best be buying this one.
Luckily the man himself whipped up this smooth DJ mix to tame your hunger until the EP drops. Get deep!
1. Nebraska “The Cruives”
2. Noir & Haze “Around” (Solomun Vox Remix)
3. Alex Israel “Walking To Guntersville”
4. Joey Washington & Pink Stallon “Mine” (Eddie Mars Remix)
5. Project-U “World Music”
6. Seaside Houz Boyz “Deephouz Yall”
8. Richard Richard “Toro”
9. DJ Nibc “Call Me” (Cera Alba’s Lost Soul Remix)
10. Manik (NYC) “She Watches Me” (The Revenge Remix)
11. Perseus Traxx “Ny New Muse”