Rene Lavice

Rene Lavice

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. While to many he may be a new name Rene LaVice is without doubt one of the hottest drum & bass producers in the North American scene, having already amassed an impressive catalogue of music that has caught the attentions of BBC luminaries such as Nick Grimshaw, Crissy Criss and Bailey, as well as D&B figurehead and multi-award-winning DJ Andy C.
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Rene LaVice made his drum & bass debut in 2009 on Canadian label Stride Recordings. Infused with four tracks of early LaVice magic, ‘The Future’ EP promised great things, while subsequent singles, collaborations and remixes delivered on those promises and gained attention from record labels across North America and Europe.
His work with veteran producer and fellow Canadian Gremlinz led to remix work on Bad Concept Records and New World Ordio and a release on DSCi4's 'Amen Warfare' LP. This was swiftly followed by more local attention as another of Canada’s biggest exports, John Rolodex, took notice of Rene’s talent and recruited the budding newcomer as a key member and intricate part of his Machinist Music imprint.
As the buzz and hype about this exciting producer began to grow, tastemaker DJs began to regularly support Rene LaVice’s tracks in their sets. From DJ Marky and Sub Focus to Total Science, A Sides, Sigma and TC, the 175bpm elite began to push LaVice’s music and none so hard as Ram Records boss Andy C.
Rene LaVice’s Ram Records debut, ‘Headlock,’ was released on the ‘Dimensions 5’ EP, part of a series that showcases not only Ram’s commitment to diversity, but also to the freshest talent around. Lauded by the likes of Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1, ‘Headlock’ is a defining moment in LaVice’s musical career. A track that insists you take notice, simultaneously packed with subtle references to the golden era of drum & bass while sprinkled liberally with a fresh and exciting outlook on the music we all know and love.
Following the huge success of ‘Headlock,’ Ram Records offered Rene LaVice an exclusive recording contract which will see the young producer catapulted to the highest echelons of the D&B world. While the scene waits with baited breath for his follow up, you can be assured that this impressive and forward-thinking artist will not disappoint.
His work with veteran producer Gremlinz led to a release on Bad Concept Records, while the legendary John Rolodex quickly took notice and recruited the budding newcomer as a key member and intricate part of his Machinist Music imprint. It was around this time that his reputation as a fierce and fine producer made a sharp ascent with the support of Drum & Bass tastemakers from Bailey to Loxy, Marky to Sub Focus and even the mighty Andy C all regularly playing his music out in their sets both on tour and syndicated radio.

Riding the waves of a solid buzz both locally and globally, reputable labels like Rubik, New World Ordio, Dsci4 and Dylan's Freak Recordings scooped up music both already released and forthcoming from the artist touted as Canada's next big producer. Tracks like "Spile," "Just Words" and the massive hit "Headlock" have received rave reviews and given the world a glimpse at just how diverse LaVice's musical tastes and output really are. Expect a ton of new music and exciting collaborations in the very near future.


Rene Lavice Discography


RAMMLP16DD Rene LaVice Insidious (Album) RAM Records RAMMLP16DD UK 2013 Sell This Version
RAMMLP24CD Rene Lavice Play With Fire (Album) RAM Records RAMMLP24CD UK 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

STRD005 Rene LaVice Genesis / Jolly Boatman VIP(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Stride Recordings STRD005 Canada 2010
RRD024 Rene Lavice Just Words / Spile(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Rubik Digital RRD024 UK 2011
RAMM119D Rene LaVice Absolute Monster EP (EP) RAM Records RAMM119D UK 2012 Sell This Version
RAMM122D Rene LaVice All My Trials / Not Deep RAM Records RAMM122D UK 2012 Sell This Version
MACH004 Rene LaVice Vika(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Machinist Music MACH004 UK 2012
MACH003 Rene LaVice / John Rolodex Rene LaVice / John Rolodex - Hornet Head(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Machinist Music MACH003 UK 2012
RAMM139 Rene LaVice Insidious Remixes Part 1 RAM Records RAMM139 UK 2013 Sell This Version
RAMMRD2 Calyx & Teebee / Rene Lavice Calyx & Teebee / Rene Lavice - Starstruck / Thorax(12", Pic, Ltd) RAM Records RAMMRD2 UK 2013 Sell This Version
RAMMLP16FREE Rene LaVice Thorax(File, Smplr, Ltd, Promo, MP3, Single, 320) RAM Records RAMMLP16FREE UK 2013
RAMM157D Rene LaVice Where My Ladies At / I Want More (Single) RAM Records RAMM157D UK 2014 Sell This Version
RAMM179D Rene LaVice The Calling / Freudian RAM Records RAMM179D UK 2015 Sell This Version
RAMM192D Rene Lavice Hot Blooded / Bill Folderson RAM Records RAMM192D UK 2015 Sell This Version
RAMM205 Rene Lavice Part Of Me / Untribaled RAM Records RAMM205 UK 2015 Sell This Version
RAMM196D Rene LaVice Air Force 1 / Don't look Down RAM Records RAMM196D UK 2015 Sell This Version
RAMMLP24 Rene Lavice Play With Fire(12") RAM Records RAMMLP24 UK 2015 Sell This Version


STRD002 Rene LaVice Angel / Save Me VIP(2xFile, MP3, 320) Stride Recordings STRD002 Canada 2010
STRD006 Rene LaVice & Schematic (2) / Schematic (2) Rene LaVice & Schematic (2) / Schematic (2) - Group Sex / Fiction(2xFile, 320) Stride Recordings STRD006 Canada 2010
RAMM196X Rene LaVice Human Safari RAM Records RAMM196X UK 2015
RAMM226D Calyx & Teebee / Rene Lavice And Current Value / June Miller / Madface (2) Calyx & Teebee / Rene Lavice And Current Value / June Miller / Madface (2) - RAM Goes To Let It Roll RAM Records RAMM226D UK 2016


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April 14, 2015
Did he write the profile at the top himself!?

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