Ruwanga Samath

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Ruwanga Samath
Background information
Birth name Ruwanga Samath
Genres Hip hop, pop, R&B, dancehall
Occupation(s) Record producer, composer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Keyboards, synthesizer, drum machine[citation needed]
Years active 2001–present
Labels The Bird Call Productions
Associated acts Mind the Gap, Maxwell D,
Website http://www.thebirdcall.com

Ruwanga Nirashad Samath (born January 29, 1985) is an American record producer and songwriter born in Sri Lanka. He is best known for his music in blockbuster movies such as Fast and Furious 5[1] and TED.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Ruwanga was born in Sri Lanka, and in to a musically influnced environment. His mother, Renuka, is a musician, and so, early on in to his childhood he was introduced to, and surrounded by musicians live performing instrumentals. Ruwanga's music talents is influenced by his Mother's passion for music, and by the island life he was raised in. At the height of the country's unstable political atmosphere and civic war, his family decided to and eventually moved to Pasadena, CA when he was 12. Since then, Ruwanga attended John Muir High School before moving to La Verne, California, and graduating from Bonita High School. After High School, Ruwanga attended Cal State San Bernardino for a year until, he subsequently made the decision to give music his full attention and focus.

Career[edit]

Music in Film[edit]

Ruwanga has written and produced end title songs for movies such as Fast and Furious 5 (Universal Pictures) Busta Rhymes, Don Omar and J. Doe called "How we Rol[2] l, Morgan Spurlock's The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (Sony Pictures) "CameraBuggin" features Big Boi from the legendary Outkast, as well as Matt & Kim,[3] Gideon's Army (HBO).[4] He has also placed songs in movies such as TED (Universal Pictures),[5] Spare Parts (Lionsgate), Tower Heist[6] (Universal Pictures), You're Next[7] (Lionsgate), Generation Iron,[8] Saw IV (Lionsgate), Christmas in Compton,[9] Son of Morning.[10] Doubletime.

TV Shows[edit]

Ruwanga has written and produced theme songs for several theme songs such as History Channel's "Mounted in Alaska",[11] TLC's Unleashed : K9,[12] Lifetime's "Preacher's Daughters" Season 1 & 2,[13] Playboy's "King of Clubs" & Hulu's "Mother Up![14]" His songs were also featuring in MTV's Jersey Shore and Battle Ground Earth : Ludacris vs Tommy Lee[15]

Composer[edit]

Ruwanga has co-composed National Lampoon's "Another Dirty Movie",[16] documentary "How I Got Over[17]" short film "Braceros[18]" and the comedy "Flock of Dudes[19]"

Mixtapes/ Remixes[edit]

in 2013, Ruwanga released his first mixtape through Roc Nation/ Three Six Zero titled #Backin20[20]

Ruwanga has done several remixes for artists such as including Beyoncé Knowles' "Ring the Alarm" remix, Britney Spears' "Break the ice" remix, Kelly Rowland's "Work" remix, The Virgins' "Rich Girls" remix

Artists[edit]

Ruwanga has worked with and collaborated with artists such as Busta Rhymes,[21] Rachel Crow,[22] Meghan Trainor,[23] Ke$ha, Mista Fab, Clyde Carson and Don Omar.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  2. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  3. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  4. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  5. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  6. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  7. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  8. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  9. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  10. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  11. ^ "Ruwanga Samath Enjoys Big Success in 2011". www.sesac.com. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  12. ^ "Ruwanga Samath Enjoys Big Success in 2011". www.sesac.com. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  13. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  14. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  15. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  16. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  17. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  18. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  19. ^ "Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  20. ^ "Life+Times Premiere: Ruwanga "#BACKin20 Vol. 1" Mixtape | Life+Times". lifeandtimes.com. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  21. ^ ":: THE BIRD CALL :: » Ruwanga Samath". thebirdcall.com. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  22. ^ ":: THE BIRD CALL :: » Rachel Crow New Music". thebirdcall.com. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  23. ^ "Ruwanga Samath - Producer/ Songwriter". Ruwanga Samath - Producer/ Songwriter. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  24. ^ ":: THE BIRD CALL :: » Ruwanga Samath". thebirdcall.com. Retrieved 2016-01-04.