The Redlight presents Riton at Sankeys review

Laura Zuanella kicked off her Easter weekend at Sankeys Manchester with one of the hottest producers around right now - Riton.

Becca Frankland

Date published: 31st Mar 2016

Image: Sankeys

After holding down a succession of nights at Manchester's premium hot spot featuring the likes of rising bass star DJ S.K.T. and Sonny Fodera in the previous months, The Redlight showcased another producer-of-the-moment, Riton, at the established Manchester rave den as part of the club's Easter weekend festivities.

As we entered the basement confines of the club, the interior was true to its name, the main room of the Mancunian institution was decked-out in luminous LED red lights scattered across an otherwise dimly-lit space, as were we treated to the sounds of Redlight resident Sam Holt.

Holt's set included a host of recent club destroyers from the likes of Green Velvet and Carl Craig's pumping 'Rosalie' and Eats Everything's booming remix of Tiga and  Audion's staple 'Let's Go Dancing (Again!) which had the youthful crowd bouncing to the debauched beats in preparation for electro-extraordinaire Riton.

The selector unleashed his unique mixing style from the get-go, blending a flavour of the very best eclectic club favourites and diverse dancefloor destructing tracks, including his fresh chart-friendly banger 'Rinse & Repeat' (above), which received an unsurprising roar from the accumulation of sweaty ravers in front of him.

Riton's energy and enthusiasm throughout the rest of his blistering set reflected onto the hedonistic ravers, who were going nuts to fiery mash ups and indulgent beats ranging from TC Crew's pulsating 'Once Bitten', Bodikka and Joy Orbison's filthy VIP edit of 'Mercy' and Tiga's acid sounding 'Planet E' (below).

He moved into classic territory with Crystal Waters' elevating club classic 'Gypsy Woman' and ended his impressive set with a spin of LFO's Leeds Warehouse remix of intense techno anthem 'LFO'.

Finishing the nights activities was another original Redlight resident and garage favourite Matt 'Jam' Lamont, who spun classic speed garage and current offerings in the form of Low Steppa's bass driven remix of Hardrive's influential 'Deep Inside', the ideal end to a hectic rave-up.

The Redlight continues to tick all the boxes when it comes to a relevant party, from the line ups to the location, and this summer sees the brand make a mighty return to Sankeys Ibiza so it's time to save the dates, save the cash and start packing...

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