Ribongia shares ‘Downstreams’ taken from ESCAPISMS EP out now!
Florence-born, Sydney-based producer RIBONGIA today releases his ESCAPISMS EP out via October Records which premiered on Pigeons and Planes overnight. Listen to his most recent single ‘Downstream’, lifted from the EP here.
This follows his 2014 debut EP release It Began which featured tracks such as ‘It Began’ and ‘Gazela’ that gained support from early adopters such as Skrillex’s NestHQ, Nina Las Vegas, Sinden and more and introduced audiences to his distinctive style of worldly electronic music.
The ESCAPISMS EP features previously released singles ‘Journeys’ and ‘My Word’ featuring emcee Hancoq of the Melbourne-based hip-hop collective ESESE along with three new tracks all beautifully diverse in nature. Of the release, Ribongia (real name Antonio Rosselli Del Turco) says, “Music offers me an escape and with ESCAPISMS, I wanted to try and share that same feeling with others by taking them around the world through their headphones.”
Known for incorporating and celebrating native African sounds such as Azonto, Gqom and Shaangan Electro together with a careful blend of trap and footwork genres, Ribongia’s music reflects his curious mind and cutting edge style like no other.
Ribongia is currently touring with Hermitude across Europe, see remaining dates below.
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Wed 6 April – Start The Bus – Bristol, UK
Thurs 7 April – Heaven – London, UK
Fri 8 April – Nijdrop – Opwijk, Belgium
Sat 9 April – Studio 22 – Liege, Belgium
ESCAPISMS EP TRACK LISTING
3. My Word feat. Hancoq
5. Holler feat. ELSZ
6. Nomads Du Niger
LOVE FOR ESCAPISMS
“It’s an exploratory mishmash of flavours and a twisting and turning homage to his influences, but it’s so masterfully orchestrated and tight that Del Turco pulls it all off without a hitch.”
“A diverse and ever-changing array of inspirations, cleverly sutured together into dancefloor operators…Thoughtful and spacious, he makes it seem easy; would that there were many other producers capable of pulling off feats like this.”
Chris Cobcroft, 4ZZZ
“ESCAPISMS, does as its name suggests, providing six sonic journeys that meander from footwork through synth-heavy dance music and moody pop music to native African sounds…Whether you want your mind to drift down off down a sunlit river or into a strobe-lit club, you’ll find something to love on ESCAPISMS.”
Pigeons and Planes
“The world may be running out of names for dance music producers but Ribongia, an archaic Italian word meaning chaos, pandemonium, rowdiness, general mischief; certainly isn’t running out of ideas.”