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Watch the NSFW Teaser for Riton's New Mixtape Featuring M.I.A, Aaliyah and Cassie

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Riton has been involved in every part of the dance music production line. As a producer, he released a string of seminal electronic albums including 2001's Beats Du Jour and the funk-driven, Prince-influenced Homies and Homos. As a remixer, he's reworked the hits of Felix Da Housecat, Hercules And Love Affair and even Robbie Williams. And as a DJ and promoter, he's spent the best part of a decade keeping East London dancing with his huge Gucci Sound System nights. 

Now the Newcastle-born producer and DJ has stripped some of his favourite R&B a cappellas from their instrumental footings to manufacture 11 new tracks clustered under the name “Can’t Stop The Clock”. There are vocals from M.I.A, Cassie and Aaliyah but one of the biggest hooks for the project is the video that teases it. Directed by Saam Farahmand (whose previous work includes Soulwax documentary Part Of The Weekend Never Dies and The xx's video instillation at the Manchester International Festival), this carnal video distills 20 years of R&B sexual tension into two minutes of red-raw gratification.
 
We also asked Riton a couple of questions about the new mixtape and BDSM, just because you don’t get the chance to do that too often.
 
Noisey: So the video is openly risque and sexual...
Riton: Yeah, this guy Saam pretty much deals with effects and weirdness so it's kinda exactly what I thought he'd do. I thought it was a really cool idea so I just thought do that. It's really weird, even for me, but I love it.
 
What was the idea behind the whole thing?
For me, the video is a really fucked up advert for the mixtape. At first, Saam heard the Imogen Heap remix and he wanted to make a video for that because he loved it. Then when I sent him the whole mixtape, he said he had this idea for the whole mix and I think he did a really good job of making the vocals and the video tell a story.
 
Cool. So, are you a caresser?
I like kissing. I like a little slap on the ass some of time. I like the classic moves, they're called classics for a reason.
 
None of that BDSM stuff though?
No, I'm not into that.
 
But as for the actual project, Can't Stop The Clock, how did the whole thing come together?
I was really into all of that R&B. The Jeremih mixture last year. I've been into mixtapes for a while but the Jeremih one was my favourite of the year. It just seems like all the good stuff are mixtapes at the moment so I wanted to try and do something like that. It's what I'm into at the moment. I'm kinda changing my style because I just want to, there's no reason why I shouldn't. I just put it together with all my favourite shit that I could get hold of vocal wise and then it was the video. It was only going to be a couple of tracks and then it became an album and now it's like a live show. Me playing loops off of a computer while mixing them all live on the Roland 909, which I always like to DJ with.
 
But it's cool, because you can make babies to it, I guess. 
Exactly. All good music in the next few years will probably be a mixtape, unless you're in a band or something. Rap and R&B is absolutely booming.
 
Thanks Riton!

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