Genre : House
Label : OCEAN TRAX – DEFECTED
The Rituals are ”a fresh new producers duo from Italy literally shaking the House Music Global Charts this summer”. Having started djing back in the mid 90s they belong to the “ old school ”: vinyls, cables, patches, dust, dark and smelly clubs that looked more indoor smoking areas than real clubs. With a limitless collection of vinyls and a strong passion for the house music and the clubbing culture they created several projects in the past under different monikers and released with strong labels in the market as Sleazy Deep (UK) and Oceantrax (IT) and featured on Radio shows for RTE Pulse – Twilight Radio and Jose Maria Ramon Morning Sounds ( Ibiza Global Radio ).
Their last project “The Rituals” saw the light in 2017 with “ We Are The People ” a classic chicago house style anthem released on Oceantrax Records, the Italian Reference House Music Recording Label that immediately pushed the italian duo in the Traxsource top 100 House Sales Chart reaching and consolidating a strong #20 position in the Traxsource Top 100 House Chart during 3 weeks and included in all main Traxsource Charts ( Weekend Weapons, Essential House, Hype ).
However, it is with the S.T.A. EP released on DEFECTED RECORDS/DFTD including “ Shake Your Booty ” and “ Got To Find That Girl ” that The Rituals name gained an impressive exposure in the industry. The whole EP was played and charted by Top Producers and Djs as Low Steppa / CamelPhat / Dario D’Attis / Sam Divine / Roger Sanchez / Francois Kevorkian / Supernova / Benji Candelario / Alaia & Gallo / Paolo Martini / DJ RAE / Rogue D / Seamus Haji / Grant Nelson / Cristian Varela / Mousse T. / Green Velvet / The Shapeshifters / Chus & Ceballos / DJ S.K.T. / and many more.
“ Shake Your Boot y ” became one of the most popular tracks sold on DEFECTED RECORDS/DFTD after 2 weeks from the release date and was #1 Traxsource Tech House Chart for more than 4 weeks.