He was born Henry Smithson in Newcastle upon Tyne.
The name Riton is French slang for “Henry”.
He graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
After finishing university, Smithson started the Switch Recordings label, upon which he released his first two 12″ singles.
He began DJing at Newcastle’s “Shindig” nightclub.
…and was followed by his mostly instrumental debut album, Beats du Jour (2001).
Riton’s second album, Homies And Homos (2004) was a much more vocal affair, and featured amongst others, Lee Jones of Howdi and Luca Santucci.
Since the demise of Grand Central Records in 2006, Riton has released 12″ singles on several European labels, including Linxfarren in the UK.
An album was expected late 2007, but to date there has been no further information on the project.
He launched together with DJ Mehdi in 2010 a project which was called “Carte Blanche”.
Riton was to release new music in November 2011 (‘Dark Place’ and ‘A.C.P) and was also working on music for his album, …
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- Beats du Jour (June 2001)
- Homies and Homos (September 2004)
- Dark Place/A.C.P. (November 2011)
- Lost My Mind (EP) (January 2013)
- Bad Guy RiRi (EP) (May 2014)
- Rinse and Repeat (January 2016)
Riton and Primary 1
- “Radiates” (December 2009)
- “Who’s There” (August 2009)
As Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
- Eine Kleine Nacht Musik (July 2008)
As Carte Blanche
- “White Man on the Moon EP” (May 2011)
- “Black Billionaires EP” (June 2010)
As Symphony Hall
- “One Night Stand EP” (October 2012)