Danny Byrd - Hold Up The Crown June 27, 2018

Hal Ritson has recently toplined the liquid drum and bass anthem "Hold Up The Crown" by DnB legend Danny Byrd on Hospital Records. Immediately billed as the Hottest Record In The World for the week by Annie Mac on Radio One what this space as this fu...

Kanye West - Ghost Town June 8, 2018

Hal Ritson has worked on several Kanye West tracks over the years, but you never know if they are going to make it to release as it is quite common for Kanye to totally overhaul an album, even very close to release date, swapping round which tracks m...

Stripped : Acoustic R&B November 9, 2017

This new double album from Ministry Of Sound / Sony has been a massive undertaking over the past year for producer Hal Ritson. Consisting of acoustic versions of many of the greatest R&B tracks of all time, two thirds of the album is brand new aco...

SoundOnSound: Vocal Production Techniques for Deep House. March 9, 2016

SoundOnSound magazine recently featured a lengthy interview with Hal Ritson on techniques used to get the characteristic vocal sounds of Deep House music, with case studies taken from Duke Dumont's Blase Boys Club Part 1 EP. "Hal Ritson is one of ...

Katy Perry / H&M Christmas Song and Global Campaign. November 9, 2015

The H&M global christmas advertising campaign 2015 is built around the brand new Katy Perry song "Every Day is a Holiday", written by Hal Ritson together with Duke Dumont, Katy Perry and Sarah Hudson and produced by Duke Dumont and Hal Ritson. The...

MusicTech with Hal Ritson : Vintage Drums January 9, 2014

For their January 2014 issue MusicTech Magazine met up with Hal Ritson for an artical and video music production tutorial on how mimic vintage drum recording vibes with both a 60s breakbeat vibe and 70s disco vibe. ...

MIDEM 2010 January 24, 2010

On Saturday 23rd January, the world’s leading music industry conference, MIDEM, was kicked off by a panel discussion with Hal Ritson and Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls discussing the artist’s perspective on new models for the promotion of mus...

Dizzee Rascal : BBC Electric Proms 2009 November 9, 2009

In 2009 Dizzee Rascal performed a legendary storming set at the BBC Electric Proms. Hal Ritson was MD (Musical Director) for the show and delivered the creative vision and realisation of this ambitious concert on Dizzee's behalf (as well as playin...