"DJ/Producer Ron Trent, rooted in the dance music world for over 29 years, is largely regarded for producing and playing an eclectic range of music. Raised in Chicago's early underground music scene in the 1980s, which transitioned from Disco into House..
A perennial presence in music since the early 90's, Ron Trent is considered to be one of the architects of the Chicago music scene. He began the journey through studying and collecting records from a young age, taking cues from his father who ran a record pool in the late 70's. This upbringing provided the strong foundations which not only enabled him to become a respected DJ in his early teens, but also gave him the confidence to embark on his own productions in the mid 80s, culminating in his first release, the highly recognized and international acclaimed classic "Altered States", in 1990.
Through his legendary Prescription Records, Ron has notched up an extensive back catalogue of his own productions and introduced several key players. Prescription Records is widely regarded as one of the most influential Deep House imprints of the period. In the early 90's, Ron collaborated with House/R&B team Hula & Fingers, producers for Jive records and production credits with Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Kool Mo D, High Five, Lidell Townsend and MTF. Under the direction of Hula & Fingers, Ron began to develop his skills as producer and musician by incorporating his training as a percussionist along with developing skills on the keyboards. After several releases on Club Records, Hula & Fingers classic imprint, Ron went own to form his own label with renowned vocalist/producer Chez Damier. In 1993, Ron and Chez began creating the template for what would become the signature Prescription sound, eventually finding its way into various remix and writing production hits, and implementing the conception of Prescription Records. Prescription Records, together with it's sister label Balance, introduced the likes of Anthony Nicholson, Abacus, Glenn Underground (CVO), Moody Man, Norma Jean Bell, Joshua, Peven Everett, Rob Mello, and Luke Solomon to the world. During its course, Prescription became known for issuing superbly produced, often epic dance music by drawing influences from all over the globe and delighting club goers, as well as DJs with its highly unique sound.
Ron's sound expanded in 1997 with the release of the dance classic "Ncame U.” With writing partner Anthony Nicholson, famed vocalist D'bora, and Peven Everett on trumpet, this record launched Ron onto the NYC dance scene. After moving to NYC in the early 90's, Ron Trent quickly gained respect as a DJ/Producer by playing for Body and Soul at Shelter and hosting his own events at the legendary night club Vinyl in downtown Manhattan. Ron’s DJ and production skills would eventually lead to collaborating with giant step records, creating a new sound that would lead the way for the future of Giant Step the club and Giant Step the label. In 2000, Ron started his highly popular weekly residency with Giant Step at Shine, bringing forth a fusion of Neo Soul, Jazz Funk and World music whilst merging it into a dance formula. With Ron's vast knowledge of music and Giant Step’s thirst for the cutting edge, the event became one of the most top rated nights in NYC. Ron's in-house productions on the Giant Step/Sony label, featured artists such as Amel Larrieux, Jody Watley, Anastacia, Donnie, Carl Hancock Rux, Lina, just to name a few. His productions have lead to work with other greats including Tony Allen, Chucho Valdes, Papa Weba, 4Hero, Amp Fiddler, Groove Collective, as well as various other world artists. DJ compilations include: “Giant Step Sessions” (Giant Step), "Musical Reflections (R2 BBE), “Afro Blues” (Kings Street), “Deep&Sexy 2” (Wave music), “Abstract Afro Journey” (King Street).
In addition to prescription, Ron Trent created two further imprints which broadened the scope of his music production spectrum. Electric Blue recordings features more experimental sound, pushing the envelope and complementing the already established prescription sound. Future Vision Records was created as a platform to combine various artists with the signature Ron Trent production. Ron has also built up a quite a reputation within the music industry circles with his unique interpretations and reformulations of commercially popular tracks on his remixes, such as 'Honey' by Erykah Badu and 'Spring Summer Feeling' by Jill Scott.
Outside of running record labels Prescription, Future Vision, Electric Blue Recordings and Music And Power, the last few years has seen Ron Trent making his presence known internationally: from regularly gracing the decks at Berghain in Berlin and making appearances at ADE in Amsterdam, to playing for serious audiophile and music connoisseurs in both London (Need2Soul, Boiler Room, Brilliant Corners) and Japan (Air, Circus)....just to name a few. Now based back in Chicago, Ron Trent's musical quest for knowledge and tones continues. Having been featured on Red Bull Music Academy numerous times and co-curating the multimedia exhibit 'Move Your Body - the Evolution of House Music' at the Chicago cultural centre in summer 2015, 'SODA' is an organisation Ron Trent founded in 2016 with the aim of perpetuating and preserving the legacy of underground music through cultural and educational events for future generations ahead." - RA
K Civ Favorites
Urban Sound Gallery "Ncameu" Jill Scott "Spring Summer Feeling" (Ron Trent Full Version Remix) Inner City "Do Me Right" (Prescription Instrumental) Inner City "Do Me Right" (Urban Sound Gallery Vocal Mix) Amel Larrieux "Get Up" (Ron Trent Vox Mix) Ron Trent "Morning Factory" Round Five feat. Tikiman "Na Fe Throw It" Ron Trent feat. Tkumah Sadeek "Till I See The Light Mas" African Blues "Word Sound Power" Ebo Taylor "Krumandey" (Ron Trent Remix) Amp Fiddler "Possibilities" (Ron Trent Vocal Mix) Ron Trent "Space Is The Place" (Dubbin' Version) Round One "I'm Your Brother" Ron Trent & Manoo "The Sound" Ancestry "You're The One" (Ambient Gallery Mix) Ron Trent "Morning Factory" (Original Mix) Ron Trent & Chez Damier "Don't Try It" (KMS 54) Ron Trent feat. Tkumah Sadeek "In Time" Tony Allen & Afrika 70 "No Accommodation for Lagos" (African Blues Edit) Ron Trent "I Feel The Rhythm" Rebel Tumbao "A Love Supreme/Exodus" (Ron Trent Remix) Ron Trent "Altered States" Soundspecies & Ache Meyi "Alina's Calypso" (Ron Trent Remix) Ron Trent "I Feel The Rhythm" (Inner Experience Revision) Mudd & Pollard "Far Away" (Ron Trent Remix) Carola Pisaturo & Anthony "Dear Breeze" (Ron Trent Remix) Ron Trent "Ilé Rock" (Original) Round Two "New Day" Skymark "Find a Place in This Crazy World" (Ron Trent Mix) Osunlade "Butterfly" (Ron Trent's Music and Power Remix) New African Orchestra "Village Dance" (USG Village Dance Mix) Azymuth "Fenix" (Ron Trent Remix) Batidos "Tengo Sed" (The Batidos Song) [Ron Trent Drum Mix] Missing Souls "Regard" (Ron Trent Remix) 4hero "Escape That" (Ron Trent Choice Remix & Dub Remix) Carlton "Can't Be Without" (Unreleased Ron Trent & Chez Damier Prescription Mix) N'Dambi "Can't Change Me" (Ron Trent Remix) Mr. Raoul K "Sene Kela" (Ron Trent Remix) Ron Trent "Power Movement" Erykah Badu "Honey" (Ron Trent Chicago Boogie Breakdown Remix)
K Civ November Music Chart 1. Penya "Search It Out" (Dengue Dengue Dengue Remix) 2. K Civ "Pokoance" 3. Savile "When I Blow Fire" 4. Mr. Raoul K "African Paradigm" (Kaito Remix) 5. Needles feat. Georgia Rose "Ghost" (N'Dinga Gaba Remix) 6. Penya "Iyesa" (Daisho Remix) 7. &Me "As Above so Below" 8. DJ Qness feat. Nomalungelo Dladla "Mama We" (Original Mix) 9. Big Leaf "Planets" (Coflo Remix) 10. BokkieUlt & Karyendasoul "Is'Bindi" (Original Mix) 11. Folamour "Look at Me or I'll Steal Your Eyes" (Byron The Aquarius Remix) 12. Trinidadian Deep "Native Rebirth" 13. Emilie Nana "I Rise" (Francois K Journey Vocal) 14. Guy Gerber "What To Do" (&Me Remix) 15. The Astral Walkers "Passage" (Astral Stroll) 16. Another Channel "Run Dub" (Original Mix) 17. DJ QU "Picazon" (Original Mix) 18. Alessio Pagliaroli "Grace" (Kuniyuki Remix) 19. Koloko "How We Gonna Work It Out" (Bosq Remix) 20. Lonely C feat. Sa'D The Hourchild Ali "Folks Be Lyin'"
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