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Easily Disturbed

by Ben Ritz

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Joseph Sardashti
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Joseph Sardashti Ben's stuff always makes people go crazy at the party--I have a feeling we are gonna hear this record alot this summer and beyond :) Favorite track: Up And Down.
sspurgee
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sspurgee a varied group of fast n hard tracks - an energizing take on techno!! need to go find me a tunnel to dance in now Favorite track: Easily Disturbed.
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1 auxy That kick drops in hard on this. Love the way this record sits in the mix. Great addition to the crate_ Favorite track: Easily Disturbed.
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tracinspace I've been playing Easily Disturbed in my sets for like two years now :) and it always hits! whole EP is fire of course. much love to BR congrats on this one :)
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Up And Down 04:54
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Crystalline 04:25

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Ben Ritz has released EPs on Sweat Equity and Merge Layers. He's not afraid of the high bpms, but this isn't all blender no tender. This is futuristic, hard yet funky techno that is undeniably for the freaks. Find him in NYC or on his vinyl debut right here.

A1 "Up And Down" opens up with an ear-worm, repetitive melody that bangs and jacks with the hard kick and hi-hats. Freakish manipulation of the melody, tasteful breakdown and build-up, and a good dose of space throughout the track make this an undeniable sweat-dripper, trippy chugger. A2 "Do Make Me Strange" has a similarly catchy diddy that undulates around the drums. Restraint is the key here. Hard but funky, with distorted and drippy acidic takes on the main simplistic melodic line--this is a cerebral come-up, cooling your sweaty skin and leading your body to the nooks and crannies of the Hyper Groove.

The title track "Easily Disturbed" opens up the B side by ushering in the mood of the later hours. This is titillating, popping, syncopated, subtle, but still raucous techno right here. Perfect for mid-peak and when you're in your head, sending forces of rave rhythm telepathically to the rest of the dance floor. "Crystalline" closes out the EP with a boom and bang. Hypnosis overcomes. The ego-death has won out against your anxieties. This is music for the thrill-seekers of metropolitan dystopias worldwide...executed with nuance and style.

Limited edition of 300 copies pressed worldwide on black vinyl.
Distribution by One Eye Witness.

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released March 25, 2022

Written, produced, and mixed by Ben Ritz.
Mastered by Dietrich Schoenemann.
Design by Nick Owen.

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