Line-up /Riton (UK)
DJ Cherry Cola (CA)
+ VJs Jocool & Liberty (CA)
Immersive 360° AV experience around UK electronic artist, RITON!
RITON will perform into the new Dome at SAT, for an immersive audiovisual unmissable adventure.
Henry Smithson, better known as RITON, is one of those talented artists who evolve with the new musical tendencies and always ring true.
Back in 1999, he is discovered and signed by Mark Rae on his Manchester label, Grand Central Records. And so is released his debut album, “Beats du Jour”. Riton already brings an R&B, soulful and house touch to the down-tempo marked British label.
In 2004, Riton’s second album, “Homies and Homos” is also released on Grand Central Rec. but sounds more like a Warp release. More provocative, the music is strongly influenced by deviant pop and experimental electro funk.
The Riton’s picture is also changing at this time, switching 90’s B-Boy style to a dirtier and more decadent look, big-haired and bare-chested.
Two albums and more than 20 EPs has been released since 1999, on his own label (Switch Rec.), on Grand Central Rec. until 2005, and on many others such as Get Physical, Souvenir, Linxfarren, Modular Records… Riton multiplies collaboration with various artists such as Lindstrom, Primary 1, Heidi, and more recently with UK-funky house producer, Seiji.
Riton’s music is composed by the numerous musical influences that he’s listening to. He thus likes German techno, American disco, House from Chicago, French electro, and 70’s German music. In this way, in 2008, Modular label released a kautrock album under the name Eine Klein Nacht Musik.
About Riton, it can be failed to name his most recent and promising collaboration in the 2009-born project called Carte Blanche alongside with French producer Dj Medhi. After a long stay in Chicago,
Riton doesn’t want to leave it and they both creates an electro sound in the spirit of Chicago musical culture, strongly influenced by American black music (hip hop, funk, R&B). After a European and an American tour in 2010, and the releases of two EPs on Pedro Winter’s label, Ed Banger, the Carte Blanche adventure is abruptly stopped by the accidental death of Medhi, during Riton’s birthday party…
It didn’t mean the end of his love for house music. He keeps travelling around the globe.
Undisputed dancefloor master, Riton covers the clubs across the world for almost 15 years. He enjoys recognition from San Francisco to Ibiza.
It’s quite obvious that the coming of RITON in Montreal will stop by the 360° dome of SAT for a unique performance: the electronic show of one of the most talented DJ in the world!
House and Electro music will share the stage with the visual act of Montreal VJs duo, JOCOOL and LIBERTY. Satosphere will light up on Riton’s groove and will take the audience to a total audio and visual immersive universe.
This event-night will also celebrate the coming back on stage of Montreal DJ Cherry Cola. He will warm the party up by spinning house, electronica and techno before Riton’s set.