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A DJ, producer and film maker, Rene LaVice is a consummate artist, embracing creativity wherever he finds it and channelling his inspirations into five and a half minute pieces of brilliance. While to many he may be a new name Rene LaVice is without doubt one of the hottest drum & bass producers in the North American scene, having already amassed an impressive catalogue of music that has caught the attentions of BBC luminaries such as Nick Grimshaw, Crissy Criss and Bailey, as well as D&B figurehead and multi-award-winning DJ Andy C.
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Rene LaVice made his drum & bass debut in 2009 on Canadian label Stride Recordings. Infused with four tracks of early LaVice magic, ‘The Future’ EP promised great things, while subsequent singles, collaborations and remixes delivered on those promises and gained attention from record labels across North America and Europe.
His work with veteran producer and fellow Canadian Gremlinz led to remix work on Bad Concept Records and New World Ordio and a release on DSCi4's 'Amen Warfare' LP. This was swiftly followed by more local attention as another of Canada’s biggest exports, John Rolodex, took notice of Rene’s talent and recruited the budding newcomer as a key member and intricate part of his Machinist Music imprint.
As the buzz and hype about this exciting producer began to grow, tastemaker DJs began to regularly support Rene LaVice’s tracks in their sets. From DJ Marky and Sub Focus to Total Science, A Sides, Sigma and TC, the 175bpm elite began to push LaVice’s music and none so hard as Ram Records boss Andy C.
Rene LaVice’s Ram Records debut, ‘Headlock,’ was released on the ‘Dimensions 5’ EP, part of a series that showcases not only Ram’s commitment to diversity, but also to the freshest talent around. Lauded by the likes of Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1, ‘Headlock’ is a defining moment in LaVice’s musical career. A track that insists you take notice, simultaneously packed with subtle references to the golden era of drum & bass while sprinkled liberally with a fresh and exciting outlook on the music we all know and love.
Following the huge success of ‘Headlock,’ Ram Records offered Rene LaVice an exclusive recording contract which will see the young producer catapulted to the highest echelons of the D&B world. While the scene waits with baited breath for his follow up, you can be assured that this impressive and forward-thinking artist will not disappoint.
His work with veteran producer Gremlinz led to a release on Bad Concept Records, while the legendary John Rolodex quickly took notice and recruited the budding newcomer as a key member and intricate part of his Machinist Music imprint. It was around this time that his reputation as a fierce and fine producer made a sharp ascent with the support of Drum & Bass tastemakers from Bailey to Loxy, Marky to Sub Focus and even the mighty Andy C all regularly playing his music out in their sets both on tour and syndicated radio.

Riding the waves of a solid buzz both locally and globally, reputable labels like Rubik, New World Ordio, Dsci4 and Dylan's Freak Recordings scooped up music both already released and forthcoming from the artist touted as Canada's next big producer. Tracks like "Spile," "Just Words" and the massive hit "Headlock" have received rave reviews and given the world a glimpse at just how diverse LaVice's musical tastes and output really are. Expect a ton of new music and exciting collaborations in the very near future.

Rene LaVice   Rene LaVice, Toronto, Canada

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    Back of the Stack Feature: Friction BBC Radio 1... at 0.09
    on February 14, 2014 05:58

    note: I said that wrong. the tune is by Goldie and remixed by Grooverider (the influence remix)

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    Andy C - Haunting at 0.37
    on February 07, 2014 01:11

    if u listen really close, u can hear Andy saying "the haunted soul of rammmmmmmmm" backwards

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    The NightOwls - Big Hooters Ep 37 at 2.42
    on January 29, 2014 01:36

    can u guys sign my hooters plz n thx.

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    TOTAL SCIENCE ; SEARCHING (Unreleased Dub); Fre... at 1.05
    on October 28, 2013 16:44

    epicly awesome

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    Studio Pressure : Presha XIII (Clip) at 0.23
    on September 25, 2013 04:52

    YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STRAIGHT INTO MY VEINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Seba - Too much too soon at 1.50
    on December 11, 2012 14:36

    soooooo gooooooooooooooooooooooooooood. <3

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    The NightOwls - You Mudda Fucka (Original Mix) ...
    on November 21, 2012 05:00

    **& amazing

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    The NightOwls - I wish (HipHouse Mix) // Free D... at 1.30
    on November 14, 2012 20:05

    reminds me of the good times in high school :)

  • A Comment on JUNGLEBONES's
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    FUTURE JUNGLE 8 at 6.01
    on September 18, 2012 06:33

    wow.. beautiful.

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    Prolix feat MC Coppa - On Like That EP at 1.24
    on August 14, 2012 02:02

    this whole EP is fucking amazing! :)

  • A Comment on FOOmagazine.com's
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    FOO Mix Volume Fourteen: Rene LaVice at 0.13
    on July 31, 2012 18:36

    keep updated @ www.facebook.com/renelavice1 :) enjoy the mix!

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    Heatwave V.I.P. at 1.22
    on July 30, 2012 17:52
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    2Shy July Mix 2012 at 9.04
    on July 20, 2012 08:00

    mmmmmmmm nice

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    RENE LAVICE - ABSOLUTE MONSTER - BBC 1XTRA DNB ... at 0.49
    on July 07, 2012 02:22

    @kvalae: be nice to Andy, he's a bodmon.

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    RENE LAVICE - ABSOLUTE MONSTER - BBC 1XTRA DNB ... at 2.31
    on July 07, 2012 02:21

    @kvalae: haha that's sick

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    RENE LAVICE - ABSOLUTE MONSTER - BBC 1XTRA DNB ... at 1.47
    on July 07, 2012 02:20

    @marcusb416: ;)

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    - Para - June 2012 (Pt.2) - at 52.45
    on June 20, 2012 01:55
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    brandy - almost doesn't count (override remix) ... at 1.18
    on June 15, 2012 01:55

    BIIIIIIIIIIGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!

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    - Para - June 2012 - at 30.17
    on June 06, 2012 06:14

    feeling this :)

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    Mark Beshai - Three Fiddy (Original Mix) at 1.51
    on April 21, 2012 18:15

    yessssssssss merk basher rolls it out again, cruuuuusin' on this vibe!

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    envy and jealousy Ruffmix at 1.41
    on November 22, 2011 23:29
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    Danny Woods - Push at 0.42
    on November 09, 2011 15:52

    cruisinnnn'''''

  • A Comment on BTK☣'s
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    Optiv & BTK - Gateway [ Virus Recordings ] at 0.46
    on November 07, 2011 17:46

    this is ALSO bod.

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    Optiv & BTK - Kingpin [ Virus Recordings ] at 1.04
    on November 07, 2011 17:46

    this is BOD

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    ARX PODCAST 02 feat. INK & BTK at 0.29
    on November 04, 2011 23:52

    lets GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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    Let Me Know - Slip n Slide (Jedi Records) at 1.09
    on October 28, 2011 16:27

    that vocal just kills me man.. love that vibe :)

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    Acid_Lab - "Coexistence" OUT NOW at 0.32
    on October 26, 2011 08:28

    str8 in ya face, slappin' :P

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    Outrage - "Scream" OUT NOW at 0.13
    on October 26, 2011 08:20

    I love the techy drums on this one

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    NCQL - Breathe Of The Eve (Subtle Audio) at 1.25
    on October 20, 2011 04:13

    wait for it, this one's wicked

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    RENE LAVICE 89.5FM THE PROPHECY 2011/10/02 at 29.32
    on October 16, 2011 12:53

    sorry guys... i had some serious issues with my needles and serato didn't respond well... there are a few glitches in the mixes! :S

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    OLIVE - YOU'RE NOT ALONE (STRANJAH REMIX) - FRE... at 0.46
    on September 29, 2011 21:16

    I like these vocals a lot

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    FUTURE JUNGLE VOL 4 at 13.15
    on September 08, 2011 22:39

    sounding nice man

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    Sept 4th 2011 dj set at 14.27
    on September 06, 2011 01:40

    ur glad i showed u this tune eh :P bod ting.

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    Marcus Intalex - Stark - Dispatch 49 A (CLIP) -... at 0.02
    on August 27, 2011 18:33

    ohhh that intro's booooddd!

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    1Xtra dnb with Bailey 13.04.11 - Rene LaVice - ... at 2.26
    on August 11, 2011 18:28
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    1Xtra dnb with Bailey 13.04.11 - Rene LaVice - ... at 1.26
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    1Xtra dnb with Bailey 13.04.11 - Rene LaVice - ... at 1.16
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    1Xtra dnb with Bailey 13.04.11 - Rene LaVice - ... at 1.04
    on August 11, 2011 18:27
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    Renegade Hardware Podcast 05 - Gremlinz
    on August 11, 2011 03:57
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    1Xtra dnb with Bailey 13.04.11 - Rene LaVice - ... at 0.33
    on April 23, 2011 04:18

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