R3M's exploration into the music world started in the mid 80s listening to the sounds of rap and electro funk music. R3M aka “REM” submerged himself into this emerging culture. He quickly became involved in 3 of the 4 elements of hip-hop i.e. B-boy (break-dancing), Graffiti (creating end-to-end burners) and Lyricists (rapping). R3M refers to hip-hop culture as being his first love and admits that he is in it for life!
During the winter of 1994, R3M attended a Gathering party in Oakland California at the International Rave Center aka “Home Base”. On this night R3M's roots in the late night dance scene were planted. R3M was impressed with everyone dancing in complete harmony in the great gathering circle. From this moment on R3M was enthralled with the late night party scene.
In 1996, R3M discovered Drum & Bass, or Jungle, at The 3rd DRUM AND BASS Happening. This event was pure junglism, turntablism and mixology at its finest. This genre quickly became an addiction and now is a way of life. It also inspired R3M to start djing himself in 1998 and studying the intricacies of what he calls the 4th element of Hip-Hop, “Turntablism.” R3M actively started playing out in the Bay Area in 2000 with Inneractive Entertainment quickly becoming a essential and well respected part of the Bay Area Drum & Bass community.
Currently, along with djing at raves, house parties and clubs R3M has feverishly promoted his crew Primitive Science since 2004. He also co-hosts a Drum & Bass monthly called “Dystopia” in Oakland, California alongside Zykes which started in January 2011. Additionally, R3M tag teams with Dr Who as “The Adjustment Bureau.” Some of R3M's accomplishments include out of state gigs, Lovefest 2009 on the BADNB Float in San Francisco, CA and the honor of playing alongside acts like Dieselboy, Juju, Gridlok, Echo, U.F.O., E-Sassin, Method One, Random Movement, Dave Owen, Mayhem, Evol Intent, Stunna, Calculon, Ben Sage, Friske, Bachelors of Science, Lukeino, Jamal, Phantom 45, Aphonic, Kiro, Touchphonics, Ricky Force, Basic Operations, R.A.W., Koda, Indidjinous, Cenobites, Deejay Audio 1 and many more.
R3M is known for Drum & Bass sets that showcase spellbinding neurofunk, power-driven hardstep, classic techstep anthems, syncopated amens, soulful liquid funk and a splash of new school jump-up. Don't be surprised if you hear a touch of other musical genres that give R3M's style an eclectic feel.
“Cast away your glum with drum!” R3M