Ronnie Spiteri – ‘Time To Go EP’ – (ARKD)

Ronnie Spiteri, who has previously appeared on Toolroom Records, Do Not Sleep and also captains his own Kenja Records imprint, serves a worthy purpose by going in fast with ‘Time To Go’, the tech house thumper gives us a tectonic-esque bassline, swingin’ drum grooves and a solid club filth that glues the mix together well. On the flip side ‘Re-con’ is the one to go for me personally. Laid back drum grooves? Check. Huge bassline? Check. Subtle resonance in the synths? Check. Throw in a reverb heavy break and this one really has it all.

First up on the remix front we see fellow British talent Jhonsson, after he impressed with his work for MadTech, Toolroom and Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound label, we just had to get him aboard for a remix. Jhonsson’s edit shows off a harmonising bassline, lovely vocal chops and a dynamic mix that seems perfect for radio, the car or the DJ booth!

The fourth and final cut on this one is from London duo GruuvElement’s, bringing pretty unique drum grooves, a subtle ambience in the synths and a stripped back approach in the climax, it’s a piece of club beauty.
Still, ‘Re-con’ is the battle weapon on this EP! Superb!

4.5 out of 5

Reviewed by Mannix