Ryan Schwabe

2013

Ellie Goulding - Halcyon Days - Tesselate

2013, MixingRyan SchwabeComment

Ellie Goulding and producer Xaphoon Jones make a project out of Alt-J’s ramshackle “Tessellate” and leave behind a sexy, slow-burning cover that rivals the best of those bedroom r&b jams that have become a fixation of ours in recent months.
— PrettyMuchAmazing.com

Wet - Wet EP

Mixing, 2013Ryan SchwabeComment

  • Recorded By Billy Pavone
  • Mixed By Ryan Schwabe, Billy Pavone, Noah Beresin
  • Mastered By Joe Lambert
  • Produced By Noah Beresin, Wet
  • Artist: Wet
  • Album Title: Wet EP
  • Released: October 2013
  • Recording Format: 24 bit, 44.1
  • Record Label: Neon Gold
A killer debut EP, tour dates with CHVRCHES and a label bidding war have all made the indie R&B group the toast of the tastemakers.
— Billboard.com

RJD2 - More Is Than Isn't

2013, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment
With this album uniting everything that made RJ RJ over the years, it establishes a definitive place for him after all this time: that of the hip-hop-inflected neo-soul fusionist producer who is just as comfortable working in moods as genres. With his instrumentals, it’s as though he’s working more in potential-soundtrack mode than anything; it’s easier to describe his beats nowadays for what montages or scenes they could evoke rather than where their component parts could place them demographically. You can definitely dance to a lot of it: the Isley-flecked groove of “Behold, Numbers!” extends this summer’s disco-funk revivalism into early fall, “Winter Isn’t Coming” goes all neon-space-pyramid with high-BPM footwork-jostling bongo breaks, and the Rick Rubin-oid, Mellotron/piano/space-laser breakdown showcase “Her Majesty’s Socialist Request” has already proven through its video to be a killer b-boy/b-girl anthem.
— Pitchfork.com 7.7

Disclosure - You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle (Baauer Remix)

2013, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment

Pitching up Eliza Doolittle’s soulful hook into a speedy whine parallels Baauer’s love of rave synths, but the bursts of rolling drums double as two-step tribute and tightly-wound hi-hats give a steroid boost to the already uplifting track. While “You & Me” is a gorgeous anthem on its own, Baauer’s take flips the song into a stadium-ready rager.
— Pitchfork.com

RL Grime - High Beams - Secondary

2013, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment

Stream Secondary, the newest drop from RL Grime which features Problem. The cut was released on Thursday, July 11th, 2013. RL Grime continues to impress with each new leak, and Secondary is no exception. It’s strengthens RL Grime’s already impressive body of work, which has seen positive change over the years. We’re most definitely anticipating RL Grime’s next offering.
— HotNewHipHop.com

NAH - Difficult

Mastering, 2013Ryan SchwabeComment

On closing number “Pause” Kuhn submerges his feral drumming in so much distortion that at certain times it sounds like waves of feedback have obscured any trace of a beat. The rest of Difficult is, for the most part, far more accessible, and “Neighbours Below” kicks the album off on a particularly high note as Kuhn’s barreling drum patterns—which sound like sped-up boom-bap beats that employ empty trash cans—are reminiscent of Death Grips’ aggro noise-rap.
— Forbes

Birdie Busch - And The Greatest Night

2013, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment

Birdie Busch, Philadelphia’s whimsical, verse-weaving siren, has always had a way with storytelling. Her lyrics are quirky, candid and infused with a sense of sentimentality.
— NPR.org

Slutever - 1994 / SPIT

Mastering, 2013Ryan SchwabeComment

Philadelphia’s SLUTEVER crawls back up from the basement with the brat-punk duo’s latest 7″, “1994″ b/w “Spit.” The Jade Tree release takes the girls down a darker, grungier path than their previous single.
— Styrofoamdrone.com