After the success of his well-received single “Tonight” which received praise from the likes of Worthy, Markus Schulz, TJR, Joachim Garraud, Eddie Richards, Chrissy Murderbot and many more, Eddie Hoey returns from his madcap experimentation with a spooky techno scorcher entitled “Nightmares.” The original mix is pure grit, destined to shock people awake from their dance floor dream states. The track features a classic hip hop sample re-made by NYC rapper Mojo of Dujeous. (Bonus points to anyone who knows where the hook is from originally!) Wongo represents on the remix properly with a crunchy, chopped up tech house romp. Finally our Lithuanian ambassador Boyfriend brings us a very creative Moombahton take with a spaced out acid house vibe.
About This Release: Traversing the galaxy to bring you the freshest in new sounds, we proudly present OMFG, an enormous banger from Swedish producer Svidden. As 1/2 of AudioStalkers, Svidden is no stranger to the world of making huge sounds for the festival crowds, which he does an amazing job of here. OMFG is a wild ride of big drums, hard hitting synths, drama, and an unforgettable madcap vocal. On the remix tip Chicago’s Willy Joy (Trouble & Bass, Plant Music) delivers a very impressive moombahcore version that is destined to shake the walls of clubs across the globe. Willy manages to cram even more sublime sounds and textures into the mix to great effect in his very forward-thinking bass heavy monster. Last but not least a dubstep rework comes courtesy of the prodigious Boltcutter. Hope your big floors this summer are ready for a beating!
Stoked to kick off our summer with some great new music from far and wide!
ABOUT THIS RELEASE
RIS Labs begins its summer by unveiling The Chirps Remixed. After tearing up the Juno Records charts with his debut EP “Challenger,” we are proud to present a highlight remix by the fast-breaking Reilly Steel. Reilly’s work here is a superb example of his forward thinking take on bass music: dark, brooding, and filled with subtle, nuanced textures. The remaining remixers – Alen Bajd, RiMiNiO, and Jamieboy respectively, were each winners of a remix competition that we partnered with Reverbnation on. All of these producers were a head above the rest and we look forward to hearing more from them. Hailing from Croatia, Alen Bajd brings us a techy, driving house rub. Poland’s best kept secret RiMiNiO swims through deep warm bass tones, stabs, and bells. Jamieboy adds guitars and flips the tune into dubstep and hip hop territory.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Simply put, DJ Fame & Eric Sharp are making a lot of noise. Their first collaborative release, Wiggle Room, was featured on Beatport, licensed to CSI: Miami, and crushed many a dance floor. Their latest project “Rave In The Key Of C” was released by Tommie Sunshine on his Brooklyn Fire label to much acclaim. DJ Fame is best known for his “Name It X” EP on Dubsided, Switch’s seminal label, which spring-boarded his international career in 2006 after holding down NYC since the 1990s. Eric Sharp is working the production game from the city of San Francisco, having recent released his debut solo EP to massive praise in addition to a slew of collaborations and remixes.
Rock It Science Laboratories levels up again with their 2nd release of 2012: Roy Davis Jr & Bear Who?’s Automatic Principles. All mixes play off of Bear’s inventive B-Boy style hip house vocals, with Roy leading the way with two fantastic takes. His “Autoelectrik Speaker Killa Mix” goes straight for the big floors with huge bottom-heavy electro synths over drums reminiscent of his release on Thomas Bangaltar’s Roule. His house mix is straight up classic Chicago house, masterfully weaving together a tapestry of samples. Leonardus cranks the filter disco goodness vibe up to 11. His Majesty Andre departs from his norm, developing a spacious sound scape with shuffled percussion and dark gritty tech house synths. DJ Gant-man busts out a slowed down juke groove clearly made for the ladies. Finally Eric Sharp takes us back to the ‘90s with a speed garage remix replete with big open hi-hats, warbling bass and energetic horn stabs.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
There is way too much to say about the legendary Roy Davis Jr. His storied career began as a member of the acid house group Phuture, touring the world. He then went on to be an A & R scout for Strictly Rhythm. Roy released “Gabriel” in 1998 which became an immediate anthem and is still played worldwide. This track is credited as the first song to coin the term “garage” which the UK Funky / Garage / Future Bass movement is derived from. Roy has too many remix credits and releases to name, but suffice to say he is a major player in dance music’s past, present, and future. Bear Who? is best known for his vocal work and writing on the 2003 EDM break-out anthem “Fix My Sink.” A man of many aliases and avatars, Bear is quite prolific in the studio and works with artists like Roy Davis Jr, Basement Jaxx, Laidback Luke, Junior Sanchez and Todd Terry.
Genres: UK Funky, 808 Bass, Dubstep, Grime, House, Downtempo
Early DJ Support: Danny Tenaglia, AC Slater, Canblaster, Top Billin, Luckybeard, Mumdance, Cousin Cole, Peo De Pitte, Addison Groove, Distal, MikeQ
ABOUT THE RELEASE:
Rock It Science Laboratories returns with a future-focused offering appropriately entitled “Challenger,” the third release in the label’s chronological space-ship themed artist EPs. Fusing elements of UK bass, baile funk, dubstep, and old school electro, American producer Reilly Steel delivers a standout debut release. “Favela Ting” is a baile funk influenced 808 jam one might expect to emerge from Pearson Sound if he were confined to a dark Rio basement. “Boyfriend” marries pitched R&B and hip hop samples with 808s and dubby atmospherics. “Dirty South” lays cheeky vocal samples over 808s, organs, and a lead reminiscent of 80s electro-funk. Meanwhile, MikeQ provides an excellent ballroom remix of Boyfriend, and Kimba and Geoff K offer superb house remixes of Favela Ting and Dirty South, respectively.
ABOUT REILLY STEEL:
Reilly Steel is an up and coming DJ/Producer from San Francisco. With original releases forthcoming on Top Billin and Senseless Records in addition to his Rock It Science Laboratories debut and remixes out on Trouble & Bass (as the winner of the T&B remix contest) and We Do It, he is an artist to watch over the next year. Reacting against a lack of musicality in some forms of dance music but still committed to keeping his sound energetic, Steel incorporates such diverse influences as dubstep, hip hop, footwork, and house into genre-bending productions which are as full of energy as they are forward-thinking.
Early DJ Support: Armin Van Buurin, Mustard Pimp, Switch, Joachim Garraud, Tony Senghore, Feadz, Markus Schulz, Roy Davis Jr, Malente, Blu Jemz, Murderbot, Plump DJs, Freq Nasty, Laurent Garnier, Adam F, Peo De Pitte & many more.
ABOUT THE RELEASE:
The Explorer EP is aptly named, as Eric employs a variety of sound scapes and production techniques in this offering. The EP is quickly making an impact, having been featured on Beatport’s main page and played on radio from Australia to Italy to Asia. “Hope Springs Eternal” is a tropical house groove that is featured on Discobelle, complete with an edit by house legend Roy Davis Jr. “Let It Go” is an electro banger with pounding drums, vicious stabs, a wobbling bass line and a floor-crushing vocal that appeared in Mustard Pimp’s latest mix. “The End Of Mankind” brings influences from Grime, Juke, and Drumstep together with monstrous sounds and madcap vocal work by Louisahhh!!! and Sharp himself in a tongue in cheek apocalyptic scene.
ABOUT ERIC SHARP:
Eric Sharp heralds diversity and the freedom to express a variety of emotions and moods through his work, regardless of the incessant genre boundaries that are rampant in dance music. The Explorer EP, his debut solo offering on his own label Rock It Science Labs, reflects this sentiment. Prolific in the studio and tireless behind the decks, Eric’s tunes have turned up in sets by a host of internationally renowned DJs. 2011 was a huge year for Eric, with a flurry of collaborations, remixes, and performances at high profile events such as Outside Lands, Amsterdam Dance Event, Decibel Festival, SXSW, Ultra Week, Dim Mak and more. 2012 looks to be even better for Mr. Sharp; watch for him to continue rising.
Got what it takes in the studio to shake the walls of clubs across the world? Reverbnation has teamed up with Rock It Science Laboratories, KRK, and Gator to give three young producers a tremendous opportunity to garner exposure amongst their peers in the electronic music community and win a great prize package by competing to create the best remix of “The Chirps” – a track by prominent dance music producers DJ Fame and Eric Sharp on their breakout label Rock It Science Labs.
The Judges: Photek – A pioneer in the world of Drum & Bass, Photek has never ceased innovating, remaining a major player today in the dub and d & b world.
Roy Davis Jr – Chicago house legend Roy Davis Jr’s influence on dance music cannot be disputed, from his role in Phuture to his myriad solo work.
Santiago & Bushido – Representing the new school, S & B’s electro is hugely respected with work on labels ranging from Dim Mak to Om Records.
The judges will choose the final winners, who will get a sweet prize package.
The 3 Winners will receive the following prizes:
- 2 KRK Systems RP6G2 Studio Monitors
- 2 Gator Cases Premium Monitor Stands
- Artist feature on Reverbnation for one week
- Official release on Rock It Science Laboratories
- Interview to be posted on RISLabs.com
- Top Applicants will have their work judged by Photek, Roy Davis Jr, or Santiago & Bushido
New 2 CD mix from our homie Ebar, coming out on November 15th, with some great nu disco tunes (including one from our Rock It Science label as well as a DJ Fame remix out earlier this year). Ebar was recently featured as artist of the week on Frisky Radio.
Veteran music purveyor Eric Reithler-Barros has two alter egos: DJ EBAR (deeper house and electronica styles) and Indicant (progressive and techier flavors). He stands in the midst of New York City’s electronic underground as a veteran DJ/producer/remixer since 1990, and he shows no sign of slowing down.
This is supported by a glance at the names that have shared the DJ booth with him: Josh Wink, Louie Vega, Kevin Hedge (Blaze), Tony Humphries, Jon Cutler, Matthias Heilebronn, Kaskade, Lisa Shaw, Andy Caldwell, Barbara Tucker, Tiesto, Moby, Markus Schulz, Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) and countless others.
He has been spinning his unique brand of music to the world’s top clubs for 21 years including Cielo (New York), Rumor (Boston), Spundae (Los Angeles), Tantra (Miami), Sullivan Room (New York), Minyon (Budapest), Le Souk (New York), Folies Pigalle (Paris), BED (New York), Nikki Beach (Miami, Cabo San Lucas), and the wild all-night Full Moon parties of southern Thailand, to name a handful.
As an accomplished studio producer and remixer, EBAR has a long list of respected releases on some of the world’s most heralded dance music labels including King Street Sounds, West End Records, Peng Records, RCA, Sony Music/Columbia. Remix credits range from underground heroes Ananda Project to commercial hit artists Boomkat, Ludacris, Hanna Hais, and Deborah Harry (aka 80’s icon Blondie).
As a label boss, EBAR has run his own successful independent underground labels: Sifted (techno), Central Park Recordings (soulful/deep house), and his current project Quarterlife Records NYC (tech and progressive house).
The “Nu-School Sweatshop” release features tracks that incorporate nu-disco, indietronic, and nu-80s styles… contemporary music that brings the vintage sounds of previous decades into 2012 by using current production technology. It is an extended version of EBAR’s “artist of the week” broadcast on Frisky Radio on October 11, 2011.
“For those of you who dig UK Funky, 2step Garage, Bass Music and Moombahton don’t sleep on this mix. Plenty more to come, there’s so much good music coming out right now I gotta share it with the world! Ice cream moustache artwork by Shayna Yasuhara…Eric Sharp”
1. Matt Prehn ft. Lu Chase – Still Got Love (Eric Sharp Remix)
2. Maverick Sabre – Let Me Go (Mike Delinquent Remix)
3. Hostage – Energise
4. Marc Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse – Valerie (The Count & Sinden Remix)
5. The Count & Sinden – Future
6. Roy Davis Jr. featuring Bear Who? – Automatic Principles (Eric Sharp Speed Garage Remix)
7. AC Slater ft. Xyphoon Jones – Believe Me (Botnek Remix)
8. Wachs Lyrical – Summer Beat (Udachi Remix)
9. Slap In The Bass – Egypt (Hostage Remix)
10. DJ Fame & Eric Sharp – The Chirps (Boyfriend Moombahton Remix)
11. Chrome – Wake Up (Heartbreak Remix)
12. Kreayshawn – Gucci Gucci (Long Johns & Bobby la Beat Remix)
13. Toddla T – Take It Back (Dillon Francis Remix)
14. Sebastian – Embody