Ryan Schwabe

2014

Ellie Goulding - Life Round Here

2014, Mastering, MixingRyan SchwabeComment

The British dance-pop singer is a somewhat more direct, less airy vocalist than Blake, and the New York MC’s verse is fierier and more personal than Chance’s; Philly producer Noah Breakfast’s lurching low-end does more than simply mimic the original. But it’s Haze who really moves the song forward
— Spin.com

Shlohmo & Jeremih - No More

Mixing, Mastering, 2014Ryan SchwabeComment

  • Recorded By Shlohmo & Jeremih
  • Mixed By Ryan Schwabe & Noah Breakfast
  • Mastered By Ryan Schwabe 
  • Produced By Shlohmo & Jeremih
  • Artist: Shlohmo & Jeremih
  • Album Title: No More
  • Released: 2014
  • Recording Format: 24 bit, 44.1
  • Record Label: We Did it
Fresh off 2012’s weird and rapturous “F—- You All the Time,” Chicago crooner Jeremih has extended his one-off collaboration with Los Angeles beat-wizard Shlohmo on last year’s “Bo Peep (Do U Right).” “No More” is the first single from their forthcoming joint EP, and it’s edgy, 3 a.m., come-down-after-the-club music, more avant-garde James Blake and Miguel than club-friendly Trey Songz or Ron Brown. With its forlorn melody, pent-up atmospherics and pitch-bent vocals, “No More” is full of dread and drift, like the soundtrack to a David Lynch film set in a seedy black strip club. Jeremih still makes great baby-making music; check first, though, to see if monsters are lurking underneath the bed. — Jason King, I’ll Take You There: R&B From NPR Music
— NPR

RL Grime - Void - Reminder Ft. How To Dress Well

2014, Mixing, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment

Featuring guest vocals from How To Dress Well’s Tom Krell, it’s a slinky and downtempo R&B number that feels more in line with Shlohmo’s syrupy, ambient production than RL Grime’s trap-heavy back catalog.
— Consequenceofsound.com

Ryan Hemsworth & Wave Racer - Ryan Must Be Destroyed

2014, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment

Along with Hemsworth’s starry-eyed remix of Wave Racer’s ‘Streamers’, the single includes Wave Racer’s take on Guilt Trips cut ‘Ryan Must Be Destroyed’, which turns the melancholic original into aquatic, ‘Bipp’-ish pop.
— Fact Magazine

The Smith Street Band ‎– Throw Me In The River

2014, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment
Throw Me In The River is kind of like a Weakerthans album happening backwards. No one dances or has a chill time – no one is sending postcards that try to say I love you and end up saying ILUxox instead, because sincerity is hard. Actually, the Smith Street Band are the most fucking appallingly sincere band of all time, and Wil Wagner is dumbfounded at the question “are you for real?”.
— Sputnikmusic.com

Smith Street Band - Surrender

2014, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment
Well, if you’re some sort of superhuman, you can do the altruistic thing and bottle up your problems until you develop some sort of heart condition. But if you’re a normal person, you probably can’t help but drag those around you down with you. That’s sort of the gist of the Smith Street Band’s new song, “Surrender”—but it’s not meant in a bummer way, more of a triumphant, let’s-all-sort-our-fucking-lives-out-together kinda way, all backed by the band’s shake-your-first style of Aussie pub-punk.
— Noisey.com

Brenmar - High End Times

2014, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment

Featuring suicideyear’s sweetly iridescent remix of Brenmar’s collab with Sasha Go Hard that we premiered last week, this fresh-faced reinterpretation of B’s debut mixtape also packs in contributions from Night Slugs young gun Neana and rising Jersey Club producer DJ Tiga. It’s exciting to hear where this new wave of young producers are at: all that energy makes High End Times Vol. 1 (The Remixes) as sharp as a tack.
— TheFader.com

Sport - Bon Voyage

2014, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment

Equal parts gritty and tender, the eleven tracks presented on Bon Voyage straddle the line between punk and emo in an almost unparalleled fashion. The guitar work is fantastic, but unusually restrained for its genre, as Sport can write a mean twinkly riff, but these riffs are always few and far between, always saved for the perfect moment in a song.
— Sputnikmusic.com

Amanda X - Amnesia

2014, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment

Their debut album, Amnesia, spins despair into defiance with a surprising arsenal of post-punk hooks, high-velocity drums and a secret love of Enya. Best of all, the reverb is scaled back to keep the vocals untouched. “There are moments of emotion — grit and teeth gnashing — that we wanted to be present on the record,” says Bean.
— RollingStone.com

Caroll - Bad Water

2014, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment

The album is an expansive piece, deviating from massive guitar build-ups to dreamy vocals on a dime. Each song is backed with a surplus of dynamics, imploring everything from slide guitars to shaky synthesizer wobbles. For a less proficient band, it could become a mess. But Carroll handles it all with grace and college rock charm.
— Consequence of Sound

Kite Party - Come On Wandering

Mastering, 2014Ryan SchwabeComment

Come On Wandering comes off more of an atmospheric record that rocks rather than a rock record that is atmospheric. It’s a perfect record to chill out to, but the heaviness of the band doesn’t really shine through unless you are blasting it at high volume.
— Punknews.org

DJ Diamond Kuts - Booty Quake

2014, Mastering, MixingRyan SchwabeComment
DJ Diamond Kuts has another street banger & this one can be enjoyed by all the electro-dubstep-techwhatever kids, the Caribbeans, and everyone in between who just likes to see some booties pop! YinkaSoda blessed the visuals as always accompanied by K$K, with DreamChasers signee, Lee Mazin on the vocals. All the Sixers gear just makes me so proud.
— DamagingTheStreets.com