A lot has happened since L A Riots introduced a bawdy blend of Indie Rock, Alt Dance & Electro music to the world in 2007. Formed by Daniel Linton and John O'Brien on the 15th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, the group was named as a reflection of their aggressive and rebellious sound. An attitude not commonly found in Electronic Dance at the time, it differentiated them from the worldwide DJ pack. However it was taken; their approach achieved the group multiple successes early on, including becoming North American tour support for M STRKRFT and the B loody Beetroots in 2008. That same year they landed on the lineup of Australia’s G lobal Gathering Festival alongside K raftwerk, M ark Ronson and D J Sasha, exposing them to a global audience.
LA Riots have reinvented a sound that melded influences of techno, house and drum n’ bass. The fans received his productions with open arms, the world took note, L A Riots had arrived. They accomplished what eludes so many in the genre; maintaining his underground credibility while remixing some of music's premier pop and rock labels. So far, the formula has worked. They have crafted the title track on Kylie Minogue’s “Boombox” Album, remixed multiplatinum r o c k i c o n s W e e z e r a n d p o p d a n c e p h e n o m L a d y G a g a ( " B o r n T h i s W a y " ) , a l l w h i l e w o r k i n g o n topselling Sony Playstation games. Not to mention remixing tracks for a diverse roster of DJ/artists including T iesto, L aidback Luke a nd S idney Samson.
Over the years, their broad musical scope has led to plays from the likes of T iesto, J ustice and Afrojack to name a few. These accolades from fellow DJs has put him on the speed dial of A&R teams to shine up pop and rock remixes for major labels such as Warner Bros., Virgin, Tommy Boy and I nterscope. LA Riots p roduction is varied, but his quality control and precision in the studio creates a big room sound that translates the party straight to the dance floors.
It is those same highprofile productions that has prompted them to land even higher profile gigs. In 2009, they toured with T he Crystal Method (“Divided by Night”) and a second outing with M STRKRFT. As well as appearances at Chicago’s L ollapalooza, ULTRA Music Festival i n M i a m i ( 2 0 0 8 & 2 0 0 9 ) , E l e c t r i c Z o o , I ♥ T e c h n o a n d B e l g i u m ’ s P u k k l e p o p F e s t i v a l . Additionally, B eatport named them as “Break Out Stars” at the 2010 Winter Music Conference.
Their recent successes on the charts have been mirroring his success touring as well.
B e g i n n i n g t h e y e a r w i t h a # 1 B i l l b o a r d R e m i x a n d s o l d o u t E u r o p e a n T o u r , L A R i o t s r e t u r n e d t o the U ltra Music Festival in Miami, landed a residency at X S Nightclub in Las Vegas and was featured on the 1st ever Identity Festival Tour across the US.
I n 2 0 1 6 L A R i o t s h a v e b e e n s t u d i o h e a v y r e l e a s i n g o n B o r g o r e ’ s B U Y G O R E l a b e l w i t h “ S t a y With Me” featuring C alvin Harris vocalist A yah Marar, “FREAKS” on Will Sparks Label Bourne out of Australia, a Remix of R ain Man feat O ly “Bring Back Summer” on Steve Aoki’ s D im Mak. Not to mention several more release in the works including their remix of multiplatinum songwriter D iane Warren’ s ‘This Is For My Girls’ charity release featuring M issy Elliott and
Kelly Rowland coming out on M otown .
LA Riots are definitely ones to watch and if you are lucky you might just get them to #StartARiot i n your town.