Shrug Pres Subsonic Festival pre-Party with Ryan Davis (Traum Schallplatten / Ger) photo gallery
As a warm up to the Subsonic Music festival Shrug welcomes one of the festivals headline acts and one of Shrugs favourite producers to One22's techno dungeon.
Ryan Davis is a stand out in contemporary techno, verging on the realms of electronic & melodic techno.
Joining us on the night are Subsonic’s MSG & Dylan Griffin, and Shrugs boss beard Dave Stuart along with a very special guest coming out of retirement for a special warm up set; Young Jase.
Ryan Davis – Bio
He has produced for Manual Music, Bedrock, Proton, Areal, Archipel, BackHome, Wunderbar and many other labels. Recently he has released two EPs with Traum. One can say without doubt, Ryan is a real artist and a tastemaker.
Ryan has released on many labels worldwide, not always on big labels… though that never was of prior importance to him, but it was his quality that has earned him an international audience and standing.
Ryan always went the way which seemed natural to him and has released innovative melodic techno worldwide. It has been also a battle with established DJ structures which led to the founding of his own label Back Home where he was able to feature new talents that shared his interest in the genre of melodic soulful music.
His release in 2007 on Klang Gymnastik the "Transformer EP" then directly put him on the map with a strong selling vinyl and lead to the "Zyrial Soundfood EP" in 2009 on the Dutch label Manual which can be considered his break through.
The track from the EP "Spicyal Sound" was played and supported by Miss Kittin and The Hacker, Boyz Noise. Ivan Smagghe licensed the track for his "Live At Robert Johnson Volume 3" compilation and Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore played "Spicyal Sound" before all of their gigs during their "Sound Of The Universe" tour. All this lead to gigs in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, London and Barcelona and to a very international standing.
In 2010 another huge track evolved with "Zodiac". The track was charted and played by Dominik Eulberg as well as by Ellen Allien at Time Warp which consolidated his reputation as a brilliant composer.
The Concise characteristics of Ryan Davis's music are within the dimensions of sound, taking the listener on a journey full of stories which describe feelings, dreams and desires. Ryan's music is not solely made to fill the dancefloors, with each note he is trying to reach hearts.
In 2006, Ryan released his debut single "Transformer" which led to notable attention from the music scene. Since that day he has released records with labels like Archipel and Manual, being included on compilations mixed by Ivan Smagghe and John Digweed. His constant followers are none other than Sasha, Digweed, Stephan Bodzin, and Hernan Cattaneo.
Since 2011 Ryan has became a constant element of the Traumschallplatten family and also started working with the label Areal in his new hometown Berlin.
In addition Ryan had already founded two of his own labels, offering the platform to new artists to promote themselves releasing alongside well known names. One result has been a worldwide collective with different labels and artists who are in constant contact, pushing ideas and music forward.
Beside current remixes for famous artists like Sasha, Dominik Eulberg , Pig & Dan and Luis Junior, Ryan is working on his first solo artist album to be released in 2012.
To experience the full picture of Ryan's creation, and immerse yourself in his ethos of promoting more depth in music than danceable beats in a club, it is highly recommended you find yourself at one of his forthcoming gigs.
Sat, 8 Mar 2014
Sun, 9 Mar 2014
Sat, 15 Mar 2014
Sat, 15 Mar 2014
Sat, 15 Mar 2014
Sat, 22 Mar 2014
Wed, 2 Apr 2014
Sat, 12 Apr 2014
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