Ron Trent

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Ron Trent
Birth name Ronald Trent
Born (1973-05-23) May 23, 1973 (age 44)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genres House, Techno
Occupation(s) DJ, Producer
Instruments Turntables
Electronic keyboard
Drum machine
Years active 1986–present
Labels Warehouse
Website Official Website

Ronald "Ron" Trent (born May 23, 1973) is an American house music DJ and record producer.

Early life[edit]

Trent was born in Chicago, Illinois. His father was a disco DJ.


After experimenting with beat machines and a small keyboard in 1986, he began recording the track "Altered States" while still in high school. He released it on Armando's Warehouse Records in 1990. The track became a club hit among devotees of techno,[1] despite Trent's grounding in the Chicago house scene. He then began working with Detroit producers such as Chez Damier, with whom he issued several singles before co-founding the label Prescription Records in 1993. They also worked with Berlin-based producer Maurizio.

Later in the 1990s, he moved to Brooklyn and put together a collaboration known as Urban Sound Gallery, or USG. He also worked with Anthony Nicholson there. He returned to Chicago in the 2000s.[2]



  • The Afterlife (Warehouse Records, 1990)
  • Love Affair (Clubhouse Records, 1992)
  • Dance Floor Boogie Delites (Prescription Records, 1995)
  • Dark Room (Balance, 1995)
  • Foot Therapy (Prescription Records, 1995)
  • In The Spirit (Peacefrog Records, 1999)
  • I Feel The Rhythm (Prescription Records, 1999)
  • Love To The World (Future Vision Records, 2006)
  • Look Beyond (Future Vision Records, 2008)
  • Sensation - featuring Erik Rico (Future Vision Records, 2009)


  • Primitive Arts (Peacefrog Records, 1999)
  • Ancient Future (Village Again, 2007)
  • Dance Classic (Prescription, 2009)

DJ Mixes[edit]

  • Mix the Vibe: Ron Trent Urban Afro Blues (King Street Sounds, 2001)
  • Giant Step Records Sessions, Vol. 1 (Giant Step Records, 2001)
  • Musical Reflections (R2, 2002)
  • Deep and Sexy 2 (Wave Music, 2003)
  • Abstract Afro Journey (King Street, 2004)
  • Coast2Coast (NRK, 2007)
  • Need2Soul, Vol. 1 (Need2Soul, 2008)


  1. ^ Ron Trent at Allmusic
  2. ^ Right Prescription. Time Out Chicago, July 17–23, 2008.

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