Sam Ritter – Pepper Town
1: Pepper Town (Original)
2: Pepper Town (Zak Gee Remix)
3: Pepper Town (Blue Amazon Remix)
Every now and then something falls on your door step that really turns your head, enlightens your ears drums and inspires the word YES. When we first heard Pepper Town it provoked a reaction of inventive, forward thinking and a touch of familiarity.
Sam Ritter as an artist is one of the most creative and inspiring of our generation. Born in in kiryat mozkin in Israel he absorbed he influences from rock music, to Reggae and electronic which has shaped his influences today. He’s also a talented DJ that has the ability to fuse our current genres of house and techno together in a unique way. He’s also quite well known on the London clubbing circuit with DJ gigs that have included playing at London’s Notting Hill Carnival and continues to progress in this area.
Our first sighting of the Sam Ritter productions was the title track Stella last year on Pro B Tech ADE album show case album. Since then his music as gone from strength to strength which is evident here.
The original version of Pepper Town is a real unique cross merge of styles with touches of progressive to techno elements. It quite hypnotic in its build and it captures you with nice arpeggiated melody lines , deep bass before a techno style riff which takes the track on to the next level.There’s great use of choir sections and ethereal vocals that may have been forgotten since the likes of the 90’s with Age Of Love.
The first remix on the pack is by the insistent sound of Zak Gee. Zaks’ take on Pepper Town is one of fat groove with touches of funked up electronics that’s becoming a contagious sound across club land.He’s used the key elements from the original and also added his own vocal touches in the production.
Blue Amazon provides the 2nd interpretation of the pack with a sound that Blue Amazon seems to be moving closer too with each new production. It’s a tougher Techno influence here with original progressive touches that you would expect from Blue Amazon. It’s very dynamic in its arrangement and how it builds and should impact the floors.