DJ, producer, designer. Curator of the original Techno netlabel _rohformat est'96. Affilated with AudioRealism, Thinner, Superstition Records...
Producing and DJing since 1991, Ronny Pries is one of the last remaining forces of raw Techno to come out of his hometown Hamburg. His music has graced such labels as Supersitition Records, Forte Records, Bash Again & Thinner.
His boundary defiant vision of Djing has found significant exposure at an eclectic variety of clubs, venues, and festivals, including the Tresor/Berlin, MS Stubnitz, Objekt/Dresden, Pudel/Hamburg, Uebel & Gefaehrlich/Hamburg, Club Prag/Stuttgart, Love Parade '98, Norberg Festival '02, and TMBase Festival/Romania '10. Additionally, he has served as a resident DJ at Unit III/HH from '97 to '99, and Vorspiel/HH from '04 to '06.
Pries has also been a driving force in the netaudio movement since its early days in the mid '90s. His tracker-based labels Schleudertrauma and _rohformat were precursors for the scene to come, featuring artists such as Dave Ellesmere, Bauri, Dupont, Ronald van Aggelen, Danny Andersen, Sascha Mueller, and more.
His disregard-for-limits style of DJing and involvement in the scene caught the eye of Native Instruments. Official mixes made by Pries shipped with the 2.x versions of Traktor DJ Studio and Final Scratch.
An obsession with achieving purely software-based music production lead Pries to be among the first wave of producers to take his hardware experience and successfully reproduce previously hardware-exclusive sounds in software - long before VST was established as a standard. In 2003 he teamed up with AudioRealism to develop the world's leading virtual TB-303 - the highly-acclaimed "Bass Line" - used by artists like KiNK, K-Alexi, Rob Acid and much more.
Selected discography Ronny Pries
Breitbannt - Prokramm Einz (.schleudertrauma., 1996)
Stereo & r2 - R.A.F. EP (Uptide Records, 1997)
Stereo & r2 - First work (Uptide Records, 1997)
Snitzer & Mc Coy - Hotwheels EP (Superstition Records, 1997)
Snitzer & Mc Coy - We will rock you (Superstition Records/Motor, 1998)
R.Pries - Nockenwelle (_rohformat, 1998)
Snitzer & Mc Coy vs Humate - Oh my Darling i love you / OMDILY (Superstition Records, 1998)
rktic - Northern Lights (Thinner, 2001)
Ronny Priest - Tracked Romance EP (Forte Records Cologne, 2001)
Surphase & rktic - Norddeutsch EP (Thinner, 2003)
Breitbannt - Back from Exile (Thinner, 2004)
Ronny Pries - Through the fog (T-001, 2003)
Ronny Pries - Fuckin' Swearz (Bash Again, 2004)
rktic - Acid Dubs (realaudio.ch, 2005)
Breitbannt - Lost EP (One, 2005)
Ronny Pries - Distant Paths Extracts (_rohformat, 2005)
Ronny Pries - Breaking Bad EP (_rohformat, 2013)