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Toronto-based electronic music artist Rhyot welcomes the 'dystopian present' with his gritty trademark sound of cinematic dark electronica.
Rhyot (pronounced "riot") is an American-Canadian electronic musician known for his dark, cinematic, and dystopian style. Drawing influence from a variety of genres, including techno, electro, industrial, alternative, and progressive, Rhyot creates evocative and captivating dance music that immerses audiences and inspires expression.
In March 2018, Rhyot launched Emercive Recordings, an independent Canadian imprint that has quickly risen to become a leading force in the electronic music scene. The label's debut compilation "Converge, Vol. 1" introduced the world to its unique sound, and Rhyot's cinematic club-pounding single "Army of the Dead" received support from Grammy-nominated producer deadmau5. The "Converge" series has continued to push the boundaries of electronic music, topping several Beatport charts and cracking the global top 10, with the third volume, a 19 track double LP released in December of 2019, solidified as the imprint’s most accomplished record to date.
Rhyot followed Emercive's successes with the release of his concept debut EP "In Ruin" in February 2020. The imaginative release was well-received by fans, and solidified his position as a rising star in the industry. That October, fellow Toronto producer Barbosa made his Emercive debut with the (ra) EP, featuring Rhyot's remix of "Juárez". The record topped Beatport's #1 Indie Dance Releases chart, further cementing the label's position as a leader in the electronic music world. In March 2021, Rhyot and Barbosa teamed up once more for the collaborative "Unbound EP", further expanding their musical partnership.
The remainder of the year saw Rhyot release "Aphelion" on Barbosa's Heist Mode imprint, perform a short run of events in Los Angeles, release a remix of Bad Eye's "Aphotic", and host his first independently organized events in Toronto. In 2022, Rhyot made a return to Los Angeles for a debut headline performance at the underground cyberpunk event series FALLOUT, and supported Heist Mode's summer showcase in the city. He also released his second guest mix feature with industry press outlet EDM Identity and teased a number of unreleased new tracks.
In December 2022, Rhyot released "Genesis", an elaborate record that showcases his unique blend of progressive house and electronica. The single was a work in progress since its first inception in 2014, and its release was highly anticipated by fans and critics alike. Keeping in stride, February 2023 saw Rhyot’s first release of the new year with the dark electro floor-filling single “Mutually Assured”, and "NDA" in June, both of which had been previously teased in various live performances and recorded mixes from the artist prior. "NDA" went on to garner support from several top playlist curators including Ultra Music Festival, Aim To Head, Efe Makaraci, Spinesaw Records, and more. Critical acclaim repeatedly likens the atmospheric elements and sonic themes of these hard hitting singles to music heard in futuristic action movies or video games.
With a steady reputation and a growing but dedicated fanbase most notably in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Poland, Rhyot is on an upward trajectory to make a pioneering impact on the cyberpunk and dark dance genres which reach an increasing number of stages each year.
VENUES & CITIES
EPCOT AT DISNEY RESORT – ORLANDO, USA
WHITTEMORE CENTER ARENA – DURHAM, USA
MR. SMALLS THEATRE – PITTSBURGH, USA
RUMOR BOSTON - BOSTON, USA
BLIND TIGER – LOS ANGELES, USA
FALLOUT – LOS ANGELES, USA
SEVENTY SEVEN – HAMILTON, CAN
THE GARRISON – TORONTO, CAN
ORIGINAL: (Most Recent First)
REMIXES: (Most Recent First)
AIMTOHEAD – BEATPORT – 28MM
BARBOSA – BENTLEY DEAN – DEADMAU5
DRAFT – DECLAN JAMES – DRAKK
LE CASTLE VANIA – LUNR – MOBIIUS
NMX – PHIL GONZO – SPINESAW RECORDS
TARIK BOUISFI – ULTRA WORLDWIDE
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APPLE MUSIC: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/rhyot/1354560527
LABEL - EMERCIVE RECORDINGS
>> EMERCIVE WEBSITE: https://emercive.com
Emercive Recordings is an independent Canadian imprint that has emerged as a prominent force in the electronic music scene since its launch in March 2018 under the direction of Rhyot, an underground artist known for his dark and cinematic tastes. The label quickly made a name for itself with its distinctive identity and sound, featuring a unique blend of progressive house, electronica, and dark dance genres that resonate with fans around the world. This was showcased in the label's debut release, a five-track compilation EP titled "Converge, Vol. 1," which introduced audiences to the label's unique sonic landscape. Emercive's profile was further elevated through the immediate success of single releases by the initial roster, including "Frozen" by Sysdemes and D.O, and Rhyot's solo debut single "Army of the Dead," which received support from renowned artist deadmau5.
Building upon the success of their early endeavours, Emercive continued to push the boundaries of electronic music with subsequent releases. The "Converge" series became a hallmark of the label, consistently achieving respectable chart success on the industry music hub Beatport. Notably, the third volume of the series, a 19-track double LP compilation album released in December 2019, reached ten top 10 chart positions (#1 in seven different genres) and stood at #9 on the global top 100 releases, solidifying Emercive's position as a formidable independent imprint.
While nurturing their own artistry, Rhyot and Emercive extended their support to over 25 fellow artists hailing from various international regions, including North America, Africa, Europe, and Australia. The label's carefully curated catalogue of over 34 releases features music from notable talents such as LUNR, Barbosa, 28mm, Sysdemes, Bad Disk, Kindrid, Rhett, KAYVE, KMRU, and more, many of whom made their debut on Emercive.
While distancing themselves from mainstream commercial sounds, Emercive has garnered a dedicated following and a reputation for their commitment to ethics and values, establishing themselves as an underground staple in independent electronic music. Emercive stands out for its dedication to the artist's journey and has historically operated on a unique business model, known for its artist-centric administrative methods that prioritize the preservation of intrinsic values in music-making and independent creation. Their influence extends beyond their catalog, as Emercive serves as a platform for fans and artists to connect, discover, and share information and resources, contributing to a greater interconnected community.
As the label continues to shape its history, Emercive's reputation, growing fanbase, and commitment to supporting emerging artists position them as a noteworthy presence in the ever-evolving landscape of electronic music.
RAVER RAFTING // WRITEUP: NDA // JUNE 13 2023: https://raverrafting.com/rhyot-nda/2023/06/13/
EMANATE LIVE // Q&A // DECEMBER 18 2022: https://medium.com/emanate-live/get-to-know-rhyot-ebbf01baa529
EDM IDENTITY // Q&A + MIX // AUGUST 21 2022: https://edmidentity.com/2022/08/21/edmid-summer-sessions-2022-rhyot/
EDM IDENTITY // SPOTLIGHT + MIX // AUGUST 17 2021: https://edmidentity.com/2021/08/17/edmid-summer-sessions-2021-rhyot/
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