Birthed in Brooklyn from her home studio during lockdown, producer and stay-at-home DJ Lauren Ritter unveiled her own, newly-minted label Rift Vision last winter with four deep, glittering, dream-like compositions. As the world begins to re-open, Rift Vision returns with a stellar cast of guest artists to provide their own take on her four originals.
The inimitable Octo Octa kick-starts the project, giving “Vespers” an injection of energy with groovy, bouncy percussion that underpins the track’s warm and buoyant pads. Bumako visionary Jenifa Mayanja gracefully pairs vocals and rhymes from Tenesha The Wordsmith and JB!! AKA Dirty Moses with warm, floating, and glistening melodies that refresh “Thirst Trap” for the summertime.
On the B side, Dial founder Lawrence brings his signature subliminal and smokey sound to club-focused “Quartz,” making a perfect cut for early-morning dance floors in Berlin, Brooklyn, and beyond. Slink NYC’s co-founder rrao closes out the journey with a vibrant and bubbly spin on “Value of a Piece Taken.”
released August 6, 2021
Remixes provided by Octo Octa, Jenifa Mayanja, Lawrence, and Rrao
“Vespers,” “Quartz,” and “Value of a Piece Taken” written by Lauren Ritter
“Thirst Trap” written by Tenesha The Wordsmith, JB!! AKA Dirty Moses, and Lauren Ritter
Mastered by: Alexander Almgren at Freshly Baked Studios
Art Design & Direction by: Frankie Terrone
supported by 8 fans who also own “Rift Vision 002 // The Remixes”
Everything Octo Octa releases is just delicious. This EP is especially important as part of the profits are going to SRLP. In an increasingly anti-trans context, uplifting and supporting trans-led orgs is of utmost importance. And you can do so by listening to great music and supporting an amazing artist! éloi