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 MSTRKRFT and the Bloody Beetroots in 2008. That same year they landed on the lineup of Australia’s Global Gathering Festival alongside Kraftwerk, Mark Ronson and DJ Sasha, exposing them to a global audience.
LA Riots, now just Linton, has 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, LA Riots had arrived. He 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. He’s crafted the title track on Kylie Minogue’s “Boombox” Album, remixed multi-platinum rock icons Weezer and pop-dance phenom Lady Gaga (“Born This Way”), all while working on top-selling Sony Playstation games. Not to mention remixing tracks for a diverse roster of DJ/artists including Tiesto, Laidback Luke and Sidney Samson.
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