SUNDAY FUNDAY: The Ritchie Family - Ice
by DJ Ron Slomowicz
SUNDAY FUNDAY: The Ritchie Family - Ice - [PURPLE ROSE]
With all due respect, it’s always a dicey situation when a legendary disco act reemerges 40 years later with new music. Not only are you unsure if the singers are original but the music is often subpar and out of sync with the current musical landscape. Luckily, this is not the case for The Ritchie Family. “Brazil,” “ The Best Disco In Town” and “Quiet Village” are just a few of their chart topping disco hits from the mid 70s. For 2016, two of the original three singers have reunited and released the well-produced song“Ice.” The lyrics about following a new positive path out of the darkness with the inspiration of a cherished on are just a few steps away from religious, but heck this is Sunday Funday, so maybe a sermon would fit about now. The odd thing is how closely the original production mimics GRL’s “Ugly Heart.” For clubland consumption, Chris Cox pumps up the tempo for a circuit and club friendly electro-tinged tribal take.
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