Let's Talk: Ronnie Spiteri

Ronnie Spiteri’s persistence and work rate have now put him in the position of releasing with some of the biggest club labels in the world, including Knee Deep In Sound, Tronic, and Do Not Sleep.

This month he returns to the imprint of esteemed British DJ Alan Fitzpatrick for his new Breathe EP on We Are The Brave, which alongside the original title track also includes a remix from wAFF.

We caught up with Ronnie for the latest on our Let’s Talk series, where we spoke about the new EP, what he thinks of wAFF’s edit, which labels he might like to release on, and more. Get the full discussion below.

Let’s Talk about your new Breathe EP for Alan’s We Are The Brave, talk us through the original tracks?

Yeah, so when I talk about ‘Breathe’, the title track, I knew that I wanted to make something with a warehouse vibe. We Are The Brave was doing some big events all over the UK in warehouses, so I felt being on the line up’s called for some tracks to suit the events. So it’s me making my music a little tougher, but still rooted with that Spiteri sound.

And it also includes a remix from wAFF, what’s your thoughts on that?

Yeah, John has smashed the remix and I am so happy to have him on this release of mine. I have wanted to work with him for a while now, so I am happy it’s all come together really nice on this EP.

Besides this EP, which labels might we expect to see you on soon?

So, I have another release on We Are The Brave next year as well as Kenja Records, a 10 track album on Tronic and then I am working on something else for Nic Fanciulli and his label Saved. I have got some other great artists I am working with too from now until next summer on remix projects etc, including Steve Lawler, Josh Butler and Alan himself.

In the past you’ve released on Tronic, Knee Deep In Sound, Do Not Sleep and others, is there a label you would love to one day add to the list?

I think for house music I would love to be on Defected or Hot Creations. When it comes to a more techno focused label and release then I would love to be on Drumcode. But, to be totally honest I am so happy with who I am releasing with now, most of them were goals of mine to try and achieve in my career, so to be on them now with great teams of people behind them all is ace.

And what is your favourite label of all time?

I used to love all the old Chicago house Defected put out in the early 2000’s

The world is in a bit of a weird place right now, especially for people in the music and nightlife industries, how has your 2020 been so far?

Yeah, I had a world tour booked in more or less and was linking up a few shows with Alan and the We Are The Brave team all over the place, so I was a bit gutted when that all fell apart. But it’s not just me, it’s every single one of us and we have to all try and just stay positive throughout this and find a way out the other side. I have kept my head down, with a focus on my music and my labels development and I am really just turning up the heat with all that as much as I can. It’s also been nice to actually have some quality time with my family, as I have also just had another child, so I have got my hands pretty full!

And how much are you looking forward to being able to tour and play to crowds again?

Like you would not believe! I can’t wait to turn up and play to all those amazing fans, venues and see all my favourite people again. I am sure some parties will start to come back soon. Let’s hope anyway!

What’s one new skill you’ve picked up while in lockdown?

How to live on 4 hours sleep due to working all the time and then doing night feeds for my newborn!

And one album you’ve had on repeat?

I have been listening to a bit of old school hip hop from NWA!

Ronnie Spiteri’s Breathe EP is out now on We Are The Brave.