A DJ, producer and film maker, René 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 René 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, René 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 René LaVice'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.
René 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 René 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.
23 Feb, 2019
René La Vice has remixed Grace Carter's track 'Heal Me'.
31 May, 2018
Rene LaVice shares his new video for 'Can't Get Enough' featuring Isaac Evans, taken from his album 'Far From Perfect'.
30 May, 2018
Rene LaVice breaks down his new 'Far From Perfect' LP in Bassrush.
21 May, 2018
Rene LaVice shares the new video for 'Can't Get Enough' featuring Isaac evans, taken from the forthcoming album 'Far From Perfect', released next Friday on RAM Records.
20 Mar, 2018
Rene LaVice's new track 'How Do I Kill', is available now on RAM Records.
05 Mar, 2018
Rene LaVice's 'Cold Crush' ft. Gydra, is #2 in the Beatport drum'n'bass chart.
11 Dec, 2017
Rene LaVice's new track 'Twilight' is out now on RAM Records, featuring vocalist Faye.
The track is premiered in YourEDM.
14 Nov, 2017
Fresh off the announcement that Rene Lavice is now taking over Radio 1's tastemaking drum & bass slot, his forthcoming single on Ram Records has been hijacking club speakers worldwide. One of his most riotous tracks to date 'Woohoo' provides a snapping follow up to hearty vocal roller 'Let You Go' ft. Jareth, once again acting as a pedestal for his unbridled levels of creativity.
Time after time Rene has ensured he's continued the same levels of production which saw him first signed to the Ram imprint. And after two critically acclaimed LPs and Radio 1 A-list addition, he's remained at the top of his game. 'Woohoo' is a testament to that, more reminiscent of his earlier tracks 'Where My Ladies At' and 'Insidious' and it demonstrates how despite his more commercial output, he's still able to tap into the darker flipside of his discography.
With crackling, reverberating snares and a thumping bassline, 'Woohoo' crashes forward alongside an undeterred attitude. Siren-like in its intro, you're instantly pulled through a chasm of slickly layered beats and Rene's sampled call to arms punching its way through the mix. If you're looking for a record that'll take pride of place within any club-lead set, Rene LaVice has delivered, showing his penchant for dancefloor records which are just as intimidating in home speakers.
The third LP from Rene LaVice has been slated for early next year and with it comes a brand new package filled with more additions to an already stellar back catalogue. And following an extensive tour schedule, which will see him perform at the Ram 25 world tour dates, across Europe's biggest venues, he remains at the pinnacle of his career.
08 Nov, 2017
Rene LaVice takes over the Drum & Bass Show, on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, from Friction. Listen from the link below.
13 Oct, 2017
Rene LaVice will take over the Drum & Bass Show on BBC Radio 1 from Tuesday 7th November.