Ryan Schwabe

2016

Baauer - Aa

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Artist: Baauer
Album: Aa
Recorded By: Baauer
Mixed By: Ryan Schwabe
Mastered By: Joe Laporta
Produced By: Baauer
Released: March 18, 2016
Record Label: LuckyMe

The album’s melting pot feel is consistent with that of Baauer’s less-famous releases, the EPs Dum Dum (2012) and ß (2014). His methodology is consistent: He excavates the undergirdings of genres like hip-hop, R&B and dancehall, and swaps in a new foundation, often composed of wobbling, thundering bass.
— Pitchfork 7.3

Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost

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Artist: Modern Baseball
Album: Holy Ghost
Recorded By: Joe Reinhart 
Mixed By: Jonathan Low
Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Produced By: Joe Reinhart 
Record Label: Run For Cover
Philadelphia Music


with zero pretense and almost too much heart, the band has created an intimate, largely D.I.Y. world (and gained an obsessive following) that feels fresh and vital, even within a genre that crested more than a decade ago and has largely resisted sonic evolution.
— The New York Times

Big Thief - Dandelion

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Artist: Big Thief
Album Title: Dandelion
Recorded By: Luke Temple
Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Released: 2016
Record Label: Saddle Creek Records


Brooklyn-based indie rockers Big Thief recently released an excellent debut album in Masterpiece, but the Adrianne Lenker-led quartet are not content to rest on that laurel: the band have released a new tune today, a stripped-down, yet lush acoustic number titled “Dandelion.”
— Paste Magazine

Wet - "The Middle" & "Turn Away"

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Artist: Wet
Recorded By: Wet
Mixed By: Ryan Schwabe
Mastered By: Joe Lambert
Produced By: Wet
Released: October, 20th 2016
Record Label: Columbia Records


The two new songs, “The Middle” and “Turn Away,” have a slightly darker edge than most of the tracks on Don’t You, with the band telling The FADER that the tracks were written from the perspective of ‘being stuck in in-between places’. As the title would suggest “The Middle” follows this theme, with Kelly Zutrau’s vocals beautifully capturing a sense of uncertain melancholy.
— PigeonsAndPlanes.com

Tune Ige - Missed Calls EP

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Artist: Tunji Ige
Album: Missed Calls EP
Recorded By: Ben Pramuk
Mixed By:  Ryan Schwabe , Chris Tabron & Noah Breakfast
Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Produced By: Noah Breakfast and Tunji Ige
Released: 2016
Record Label: Atlantic


Tunji Ige is a name you should get used to seeing. As a rapper from Philly, he’s set himself apart from his competitors and collaborators alike by focusing on creating the most artistic facade possible — literally. His image is well-calculated and intentional. The beautifully arresting cover art for his Missed Calls EP, released in April, inspired the video for the project’s standout track, “War.” “The Missed Calls cover was inspired by Magritte & other surrealist artists,” Ige says. “My goal with the ‘War’ video was to make an extension of that — a piece of moving surrealist art.”
— Pitchfork.com

rjd2 - Dame Fortune

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Artist: RJD2
Album: Dame Fortune
Recorded: By RJD2
Mixed By: RJD2
Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Produced By: RJD2
Released: 2016
Record Label: RJ's Electrical Connections
Philadelphia Music


RJ sounds just as pleased pumping up “Peace of What” with bright, urgent pop energy as he does wistfully weaving warm strings into the contemplative “Pf, Day One.” There’s not much he can’t do, and there aren’t many who could resist the sonic wonders he offers on “Dame Fortune.”
— Boston Globe

Oscar & The Wolf - The Game

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  • Recorded By Jeroen De Pessemier & Max Colombie
  • Mixed By Ryan Schwabe 
  • Mastered By Joe Laporta
  • Produced By Noah Breakfast
  • Artist: Oscar & The Wolf
  • Released: July 29th, 2016
  • Recording Format: 24 bit, 44.1
  • Record Label: Neon Gold
after getting the attention of tastemaker label Neon Gold Records, the buzzy artist is making his stateside debut today (July 28) with the arrival of his latest single “The Game.”
— www.billboard.com

Princess Nokia - 1992

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  • Artist: Princess Nokia
  • Album: 1992
  • Release Date: September, 4th, 2016
  • Record Label: Self Release
Princess Nokia, 24, is giving the finger to the pre-packaged music machine of today. In an era where heavily syndicated singles are here today and gone tomorrow, comes a subterranean MC carrying a razor blade for a tongue and brown girl blues for a song. Her latest 9-track effort is so authentic to the game, she’s giving it to you for free.
— Vibe.com

Ryan Hemsworth - How it Felt

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At this point, Ryan Hemsworth is a master of sampling—having honed his touch over the past five years with everything from his Juno-award winning Guilt Trips to a remix for Cat Power to off-the-wall DJ mixes (most notably the Jigglypuff-sampling Cool DJ Mix). “How It Felt” may begin with Hemsworth’s signature marimba-esque synth lines and warbling vocal chops, but by the time the bassline arrives, it’s clear that the Canadian DJ/producer has one-upped himself, ushering in one of his most ambitiously nuanced works yet.
— Pitchfork.com

Carroll - As Far As Gardens Go

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  • Produced & Recorded By Carroll
  • Mixed By Jonathan Low
  • Mastered By Ryan Schwabe 
  • Artist: Carroll
  • Released: November 11th, 2016
  • Record Label: Shattered Orb
  • Philadelphia Music
“Red Giant” is a standout on this record, and a personal favorite, charging through an intimate look into what must be a longing for elsewhere. Carroll even details As Far As Gardens Go was recorded “everywhere but home”.
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Facer - Press

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  • Mixed By:  Ryan Schwabe 
  • Mastered By Ryan Schwabe 
  • Produced By Facer, Ben Pramuk, Dutchboy, Noah Breakfast
  • Artist: Facer
  • Album Title: Rare MP3s #33
  • Released: 2016
  • Record Label: Rare MP3s
The track is a hazy, subdued electronic number that features co-production help from a host of next-gen producers, including Heaven in Stereo, Dutchboy, and Noah Breakfast, and, like on most of their work, on “Press”, Facer and friends offer a glimpse into the future. So press play, and revel in the sounds.
— HillyDilly.com

The Superweaks - Better Heavens

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With influences ranging from Weezer to Thin Lizzy to The Ergs, the songwriting team delivers song after song of straight to the point powerful pop backed by the occasional impassioned shout and a healthy tinge of fuzz. The band released their debut LP Bad Year in 2015 on Lame-O Records, which led them to tour with everyone from Brand New and The Get Up Kids to Modern Baseball and Joyce Manor.
— HasitLeaked.com

Needle Points - Feel Young

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  • Recorded By Needle Points
  • Mastered By Ryan Schwabe 
  • Produced By Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog and Needle Points
  • Artist: Ryan Needle Points
  • Album Title: Feel Young 
  • Released: September 23rd, 2016
  • Record Label: Needlove Records
“Fur” spins the psychedelic dial in the opposite direction from the previously shared “Needlove,” striking a darker aesthetic with some mod-style guitar tones and a rumbling bass. It’s mysterious and a little haunting, with vocalist Colin Holloway singing “turn your sunset back we’ll wind the time again / with your palms face up you do your dance again” and later on “I feel the fur as I press it to your cold white skin / around the flame, it feels so hot it burns inside my teeth.” Paired with the boogie-ing “Needlove,” and doubtless the record as a whole, “Fur” rounds out the band’s kaleidoscopic personality.
— TheKey.xpn.com

Ryan Hemsworth - Commas (ft. Adamn Killa)

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Now that Ryan Hemsworth’s summertime reflections are out of the window, he’s back with new material, this time linking up with Chicago’s own Adamn Killa on “Commas.” With Hemsworth, you get the glow with the grit, and “Commas” slides right into the pocket of bright, rap-influenced material he’s been dropping.
— Complex.com

Moon Bounce - 0% Angel

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  • Mixed By Ryan Schwabe 
  • Mastered By Ryan Schwabe 
  • Artist: Moon Bounce
  • Song Title: Wingman
  • Released: November 11th, 2016
  • Record Label: Heroic Recordings
  • Philadelphia Music
Today we bring you a sonic treat from Philadelphia based Moon Bounce via EDMTunes favorite Heroic Recordings. We found this record particularly special based on its overall quirkiness and combination of hazy indie pop vocal chops, clever percussion choices, a hypnotizing melody and future bass synths.
— EDMTunes.com

Kerry Charles - Two Cozy Rooms Volume 1

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  • Artist: Kerry Charles
  • Album: Two Cozy Rooms Volume 1
  • Stem Mastered By Ryan Schwabe 
  • Release Date: October 7, 2016
  • Record Label: Grind Select
  • Philadelphia Music
South Philly’s Kerry Charles, who previously released music under the moniker Science Fiction Fantasy, mixes saxophones and synths with drums and some gorgeous vocals to create some seriously groovy cold weather jams. It’ll make you want to sit back, relax, and tune out.
— Noisey

Field Mouse - Episodic

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For a band that sounds like it might follow a certain indie rock blueprint from afar, Field Mouse certainly strays from the formula on this chorus-less, lyrically dense song. Their diversion makes a bit more sense considering Episodic’s robust guest list (Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, Allison Crutchfield of Waxahatchee and Swearin’, Joseph D’Agostino of Cymbals Eat Guitars), but even so, “Out of Context” is a distinctive swimmer in an ocean of like-minded guitar-pop.
— Spin.com