"Ronaissance" is the New Name in Trap You Need to Know
Fresh off his debut at Astoria hotspot, Central Lounge, this past Friday, April 21st, Ronaissance answers his recent releases— “Static,” released on the Mad Decent label, and “Tin Machine,” from the NEST/ OWSLA label—with a remake of one of his “favorite tracks,” Barely Alive’s “Hackers.”
The New York City based DJ and producer is notable for his involvement with a variety of labels prominent within the dance music scene, with Dim Mak and Brooklyn’s own Fool’s Gold label surfacing as additional affiliated platforms on which the “Who Do You Love” remixer has previously dropped music. The twenty-six-year-old cites DJ Sliink, Nadus, Diplo, Van Halen, Billy Joel, Kavinsky, and Grum as his influences, in a grouping of different genres and aesthetic approaches that in its own variation, anticipates that of Ronaissance’s dynamic sound.
The Ronaissance produced re-imagination of Hackers evidences the versatility that may very well be said to be characteristic of the DJ’s style, a heavy, “#hyperclub” branded track that foregoes Armanni Reign’s vocal contribution to create a comparatively more intense take on the original, poised for commercial success among the head banging population in dance music. The Hackers remix is sure to generate a considerable amount of anticipation for Ronaissance’s debut EP, a collection due this coming summer.
Now a veteran of Central’s “Trap Therapy,” an event hosted each Friday at Central Lounge that curates some of the finest talent in the trap genre, Ronaissance presumably returns to the engineering of his introductory EP. Close the gap between now and the EP’s release date by exploring Ronaissance’s expansive musical library, the DJ’s Soundcloud account linked above, his latest remix, Hackers, appears below.