Ryan Schwabe


rjd2 - Dame Fortune

2016, Mastering, MixingRyan SchwabeComment

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


Mixing, Mastering, 2015Ryan SchwabeComment
Philadelphia producer RJD2 has deftly genre-hopped from ominous, instrumental hip-hop to confessional singer-songwriter to psychedelic rock and pop explorer, blending cratedigger-level samples with a bevy of keyboards and other original instrumentation.
— Rolling Stone

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

Icebird - Abandon Lullaby

Mastering, 2011Ryan SchwabeComment
The “Move on Up” vibe of “Just Love Me” and the minor-key, piano-driven skulk of “Please, Don’t” are retro-funk 101, but their straightforwardness is driven by a marked flair for percussive arrangements that hit with more oomph than anything on his last two solo records.
— Pitchfork: 7.2