A DJ, producer and film maker, Rene LaVice is a consummate artist, embracing creativity wherever he finds it and channelling his inspirations into five and a half minute pieces of brilliance. Achieving huge success in the drum and bass scene across the world we're always in for a good time when Rene comes to town.
We got the low down on the best tunes and experiences in his world right now.
Rufige Kru - Beachdrifta VIP ft. Cleveland Watkiss
This track plays out like another painting from the inside of Goldie's mind. You can practically see the imagery in front of you as you're listening to it. Much like Goldie's other work, the track's structure follows it's own rules, something which my deter some DJs from playing it. But take it from me, when this is dropped at the right moment it turns a dancefloor completely upside down. D&B needs tracks that play by their own rules now more than ever & this track supports that.
Mampi Swift - Soldiers (René LaVice Remix)
Is it cheeky that I'm listing one of my own productions? Either way, the original riff that Swift wrote for Soldiers is so infectious. He has a knack for making very powerful sounding music that is still melodic and influentially storied. This track cuts through the static and gets right to the point, it's so much fun to drop it at my gigs.
Current Value - Footwork
I love this track because it sounds really ruthless and pounding. It's almost like industrial machine noise. But when you mix it with another tune, it reveals how in key and musical it actually is. It's a great dancefloor weapon.
Smooth has been killing it longer than I have to be honest. He's got fans already, but I think he's been under appreciated for some time. Recently he's been releasing music more frequently and I think he's going to start getting the recognition he deserves.
Paul T & Edward Oberon
I've been getting some amazing music from these guys on promo and they keep getting better and better. They have a vibe that's all their own, mixing elements of rolling drum and bass with edgy sounding melodies. Definitely keep a close eye on them. They're up to no good!
Shambala Festival in Canada
Hands down, best festival experience I had. I was one of the headliners on the massive 'Village' stage and it was such a surreal, all encompassing experience. From the stage set ups, the production value, to the attitude that people have there, it's something you MUST experience whether you are into electronic music or not. It's amazing and I hope to play there again soon.
Get in the mood for Rene Lavice's headline set at BASSIC this Friday