Review: Dehousy has only a few releases to his / her credit, but as Ritual displays, despite its irregular appearance, this project is always worthy of attention. The title track is an intoxicating house groove that revolves around tough tribal drums, warrior chants and wild shrieks, while on "No Rules", there is a similarly funky approach. Rolling drums, percussive drops and more deranged samples abound. "Gates" also mines an Afro path as an insistent groove and somewhat menacing chants take centre stage, while on the Farsight version of "Ritual", the mood swings towards garage as the chants rise a pulsing, stepping bass.
Review: Dehousy is sometimes described as a house producer, but this categorisation is only true in the broadest sense. As "Break", one of the tracks on his new release demonstrates, the French DJ takes a broad, free-wheeling approach to dance music. The result is an irresistibly funky, drum-heavy workout that takes in hypnotic chants, gut-busting bass and centres on a stepping rhythm. "Stage 2" is similarly vivid, with Dehousy throwing Middle Eastern chants and organic percussion into an arrangement that veers from stepping into 4/4s. Rounding off this fine release is Addison Groove's frenetic take on the title track.