London-based DJ and producer Riton returns in 2021, teaming up with Ivor Novello Award winner and multi-platinum songwriter John Reid – frontman of Scottish house music project Nightcrawlers – for the eagerly anticipated new single ‘Friday’.
Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Turn Me On’ (feat. Vula)’ which has garnered over 300 million streams it’s a welcomed uplifting club-ready banger bringing much needed feel-good vibes to the New Year featuring internet stars Mufasa and Hypeman. ‘Friday’ is out now via Ministry of Sound and available on all streaming platforms.
Speaking on the release, Riton says, “Thank god for Mufasa and Hypeman, they’re the only people who should be allowed to use social media in 2021. They got a lot of people through 2020 and so it’s only right to make a song out of it and do it all again in 2021. Credit to Nightcrawlers and MK too!”.
Listen to ‘Friday [Dopamine edit](feat. Mufasa & Hypeman)’ by Riton x Nightcrawlers has been added to the Official F1 Tracks Playlist on Spotify.
Nightcrawlers’ John Reid adds: “I just hope this record can get the world dancing n smiling”.
Mufasa and Hypeman are the unlikely duo that shot to global fame following the release of their iconic viral adaptation of MK’s legendary remix for Nightcrawlers’ club classic ‘Push The Feeling On’.
The video spread joy to millions of people around the world during lockdown and became an instant hit on TikTok with the likes of Katy Perry, Kanye West and Gordon Ramsey paving the way for a challenge which would see tens of thousands of people get involved. The viral video was even picked up by BBC’s The One Show and featured as part of Radio 1 Greg James’ Lockdown Awards.
Riton’s legacy of diverse and lauded work as a producer has set a precedent for his burgeoning super-stardom. He previously teamed up with Nigerian vocalist Kah-Lo on a range of fan-favourite hits including GRAMMY nominated ‘Rinse & Repeat’, ‘Fake ID’, ‘Up & Down’ and ‘Ginger’ – anthems that received a wealth of radio support from tastemakers around the world.