From the humble beginnings of finding out about Drum & Bass music via the late night broadcasts on Toronto's College Radio stations (88.1FM & 89.5FM) while growing up, René has travelled worlds away from where he started. Flash forward a decade or so, René's own productions are now hailed around the world as some of the genre's most iconic and innovative records in electronic dance music. He's flown worldwide performing shows and cultivating the sound of Drum & Bass as a true tastemaker and leader in the genre.
As though coming full circle, René was approached by the BBC about creating his own specialist show on Radio 1, so in 2017, following in the footsteps of legendary former hosts Fabio & Grooverider, and Friction, René is now the Drum & Bass representative on the world's biggest platform.
As a producer, René LaVice's sounds are unmistakable. Known for
combining different styles and influences with his own sensibility, his
music has a thumbprint which stands out in the mix. Nowhere could this
be more evident than in his first breakthrough track 'Headlock,' which
took the scene by storm and turned heads of tastemakers worldwide onto
what would soon become one of dance music's most exciting producers.
Since then, René's made a string of hits, such as 'The Calling' ft. Ivy Mairi, a musical hybrid unlike any other which was A-Listed on Radio 1 for weeks and hit the Billboard Top 40 Dance Chart.
Renowned for his remix track record and ability to turn a song upside down, he has remixed an impressive roster of artists such as Diplo, DJ Fresh, Craig David & The Prodigy, making him a highly sought after remix artist. He released 3 albums on the illustrious Ram Records which earned him the respect of young fans and veteran DJ's alike.
Having the support of touring Drum & Bass royalty such as Andy C, Goldie & Randall combined with attention from Radio presenters and tastemakers such as Annie Mac, Mistajam, Zane Lowe, Nick Grimshaw, Greg James, and Scott Mills is like a dream to any young producer and René's skills as a performer and a DJ have been consolidated thanks to touring all around the globe and turning even the most unlikely shows upside down. Known for crowdsurfing at his gigs, he may sound like a bit of an anomaly when it comes to dance music. The excitement he feels from his music is as captivating as it is infectious. Having performed shows at major festivals such as Glastonbury, Download, EDC, and world class venues like Brixton Academy, Fabric, and Alexandra Palace, René has evolved into one of the most exciting headlining acts in dance music.
Now living in London, UK, one can only speculate where René LaVice's journey through music will lead next.
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.