Ryan Farish

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Ryan Farish
RyanFarish Press Kit Photo.jpg
Ryan Farish press kit photo from the release Movement in Light
Background information
Origin Norfolk, Virginia
Genres Electronic, chillout, downtempo, ambient, progressive trance, dream trance, uplifting trance, Ibiza trance
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ, composer, electronic musician, musician, pianist, songwriter, A&R, record label executive
Instruments Violin, piano, guitar, drums, synthesizer, bass guitar, drum machine, personal computer, percussion
Years active 2000–present
Labels RYTONE Entertainment, EMI, Black Hole Recordings,
Website www.ryanfarish.com
Notable instruments
Pioneer RMX-1000, HDJ-2000 DJ Headphones, CDJ 2000, Access Virus TI Polar, Ableton Live, Logic, Mogami cables, Sylenth1, Fender, Martin, Ibanez, Native, Massive, Maschine, Apogee, Novation, Cordoba, Plug ins by iZotope

Ryan Farish is an American artist, composer, songwriter, and producer. Hailing from Norfolk, Virginia and based in Los Angeles, California, Ryan is known for his downtempo electronica, chillout, and uplifting dance music. His sound is a combination of anthemic melodies layered with organic downtempo grooves along with a collection of releases that infuse dance rhythms with uplifting themes. Ryan established his self-owned record label in 2008, RYTONE Entertainment, as a home to his own releases as well as those of other collaborative artists.

Ryan Farish's achievements include three albums on Billboard Top Ten Charts,[1] 65 million views from fan created videos on YouTube, 135 million plays on Pandora, Amazon Cloud, and Spotify, performance at Neon Carnival at Coachella [2] sponsored by Google Play, T-Mobile, and Armani Exchange, music licenses to corporations such as: Audi, Chevrolet, MTV, VH1, Sony, Google and T-Mobile, and the 2013 film “Despicable Me 2”, as well as a series of feature videos, that Ryan makes a personal appearance, with Audi North America [3] and Bang & Olufsen.[4]

As a producer, Ryan has been awarded a GMA Dove Award and co-writer/co-publisher for a GRAMMY Award-Nominated Recording. He has also produced his globally syndicated lifestyle brand and radio show and podcast, “Chasing the Sun” and “Positive Chillout”.

Ryan Farish launched his music career on the first generation MP3.com. It was at this site where he received 1.8 million downloads of his trademark, electronic/world music. As a result of this momentum, Farish has been noted as a “Download King” by L.A.'s Music Connection Industry Magazine.

In 2006, Ryan Farish gained attention on YouTube when his song, "Pacific Wind", was featured in a popular video, entitled "Remember Me",[5] created by a 15-year-old high school student named Lizzie Palmer. The video, a sentimental montage of soldiers in the Iraq War, was ranked as the 48th most watched YouTube video of all time as of April 26, 2008. To date, this video has received 32 million views. Palmer and Farish gained renown from the prominence of the video; the former was interviewed on news networks including CNN.

Ryan Farish’s music is featured across YouTube from fan created videos that have reached beyond 65 million views.


In 2004, after many requests as to what genre Ryan Farish considered his music to be, Ryan coined the name "Positive Chillout" to be a reference to his unique brand of uplifting, Chillout electronic music. In November 2006, Ryan Farish published this title, on his owned/operated Live365 internet Radio Station, "Positive Chillout",[6] as well as RyanFarish.com and PositiveChillout.com.

The Live365 radio station was first created in November 2006 as “Positive Chillout”. In 2010, Ryan re-launched the show on DI.FM's (Digitally Imported) "Chillout Dreams" channel as “Positive Chillout with Ryan Farish”. The new show brought an emphasis on Electronic Chillout Music, which is considered positive and uplifting.[7]

In November 2014, Ryan Farish launched his "Positive Chillout" station on AccuRadio.[8]

January 2011, Ryan Farish debuted his Progressive Trance radio show "Elevation" on Hot 100.5 on WVHT-FM of Max Media. Elevation is a two-hour exclusive DJ mix set produced and hosted by Ryan Farish.[9]

On November 19, 2013, Ryan Farish's single "Then Came the Sun" charted at #9 in the Sirius XM Electric Area "Trance Top 20".

From November 26 to December 2, 2013, Ryan Farish's album Destiny debuted on Pandora Premieres.

In 2015, Ryan Farish's 11th studio release, Spectrum (Rytone/2015) debuted on Pandora Premieres and is awarded "Hot Shot Debut" by Billboard Magazine, coming in at chart Position #5 Best Selling New Age albums first week of sales.[10]


In late 2009, Ryan Farish signed an exclusive endorsement deal with Yamaha Corporation of America.[11]

In 2011, Ryan Farish was featured by Audi USA in a series called "Remarkable Audi".[12] In this short film which also features Ryan's music, Ryan discusses the qualities of Audi's audio engineering and how he uses the advanced sound of his Audi as part of his creative process.[13]

In November 2012, Ryan's pursuit for excellence in sound was highlighted in a video entitled "Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System for Audi", featuring Bang & Olufsen's commitment to superior quality and design with Audi.[14]

In December 2012, displaying his album Life In Stereo, Google Play selected Ryan Farish as one of the Best Unsigned Artists of 2012.


Ryan has collaborated with a variety of artists. In 2008, Ryan worked with multi-platinum recording artist Donna Lewis to release their first collaborative single "Dancing Angel". Lewis is widely known for her No.1 hit "I Love You, Always Forever" (Now in A Minute/Atlantic Records).[15]

He also co-wrote and co-published "Listen" for Trin-i-tee 5:7's album T57, which was awarded a GMA Dove Award and Grammy Award-Nominated Recording.[16]

Farish also produced and cowrote an EP with Nathan Morris, "Just Me, Just You".[17]

On June 22, 2010, Ryan Farish released "Reflections", a collaborative effort between Farish and English artist Paul Hardcastle.[18]

On August 9, 2010, following the heels of his release with jazz master Paul Hardcastle, Farish digitally released a tune with Paul’s son on RYTONE Entertainment. Called “Sunset Sky,” the number features Paul Hardcastle Jr. on the saxophone mixed with a twist on Ryan’s signature melodies.[19]

On August 16, 2011, Ryan's album Upon a Dream was released. It includes collaborations with Tiff Lacey, Aprille Goodman, Madelin Zero, and Dave Moisan.

On October 11, 2011, Ryan Farish and Paul Hardcastle, both masters of Chillout, announce "Transcontinental", a collection of new music featuring the vocals of Paul's daughter Maxine Hardcastle and son Paul Hardcastle Jr.


Ryan Farish won a Dove Award at the 39th Annual GMAs (2007) and co-writer/co-publisher for a GRAMMY Award-Nominated Recording (2007) and has had several top ten Billboard.com charting albums.[20] The GMA Dove Award was for co-writing the hit gospel song, "Listen" for Trin-i-Tee 5:7.

2010 - Producer Ryan Farish was named by The Recording Academy Washington, D.C. Chapter Board as the Chapter’s first-appointed Advisor representing the VA Beach/Tidewater area.[21]

2011 - Producer Ryan Farish is named as an elected Governor by The Recording Academy Washington, D.C. Chapter Board[22]


In 2004, Ryan Farish's album Beautiful peaks on the Billboard Charts at #10. [23]

In 2005, Farish's album From the Sky peaks on the Billboard Charts at #3. [24]

In the summer of 2013, Ryan Farish's song "Be Near" from his album Wonderfall (2008) was licensed by NBCUniversal/Universal Studios to be used in radio promotional for the major motion picture Despicable Me 2.

In 2013, Farish's album Destiny debuted on the iTunes Top Dance Charts at #64.

In 2015, Ryan Farish's 11th Studio release, Spectrum (Rytone/2015) was awarded "Hot Shot Debut" by Billboard Magazine, coming in at chart Position #5 Best Selling New Age albums first week of sales.[25] [26]


Studio albums[edit]

  • Spectrum (2015)
  • Destiny (2013)
  • Life In Stereo (2012)
  • Main Room Architecture (2012)
  • Upon A Dream (2011)
  • Opus Reloaded (2011)
  • Opus (2010)
  • Bloom (2010)
  • Movement in Light (2009)
  • Spirit (A Ryan Farish Christmas) - EP (2009)
  • Wonderfall (2008)
  • Everlasting (2006)
  • From the Sky (2005)
  • Beautiful (2004)

Live albums[edit]

  • Live at the National (2009)


  • "Distance (feat. Coury Palermo)" (2014)
  • "Home" (2014)
  • "Love in the Air" (2014)
  • "Then Came the Sun" (2013)
  • "Sunset Sky" (2010)
  • "Depth of Love" (2010)
  • "Reflections" (2010)
  • "Perfect Clarity" (2010)
  • "Come Into My World" (2010)
  • "Iceland" (2010)
  • "Storm Chaser" (2009)
  • "L.A. Nights" (2009)
  • "Love Song" (2009)
  • "Clouds of Heaven" (2009)
  • "In This Moment" (2008)
  • "Pacific Wind - Sunday Morning Mix" (2008)
  • "Believe" (2008)


  • Legacy (Greatest Hits 2000-2010) (2010)
  • Spa Relaxation (2008)
  • Selected Works Xpanded (2003)
  • Selected Works (2002)

Independent albums[edit]

  • Daydreamer (2002)
  • Beyond the Horizon (2000)
  • In the Day (2000)


  • Beautiful - Deluxe Version (2009)
  • From the Sky - Deluxe Version (2009)
  • Everlasting - Deluxe Version (2009)
  • Rare & Remastered: 2000–2002 Sessions (2009)
  • In the Day - Remastered (2009)


  1. ^ All Music Guide's Billboard Credits
  2. ^ Live from Neon Carnival: Ryan Farish, Google Play Magnified Artist
  3. ^ Remarkable Audi - Ryan Farish
  4. ^ Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System for Audi
  5. ^ YouTube - Remember Me
  6. ^ Live 365- Positive Chillout
  7. ^ Chillout Dreams
  8. ^ Positive Chillout on AccuRadio
  9. ^ "Elevation: Presented By Ryan Farish, Makes Worldwide Debut",pressreleasepoint.com, 2011-01-28.
  10. ^ Billboard #5 chart for Spectrum
  11. ^ Ryan Farish signs exclusive endorsement deal with Yamaha Corporation of America.
  12. ^ Youtube.com - Remarkable Audi - Ryan Farish
  13. ^ MotorTrend.com - Video Find: Check One, Two – Audi A8 Doubles as Sound Studio
  14. ^ Youtube.com - Video: Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System for Audi
  15. ^ Lewis, Donna."Donna Creates New Music with Ryan Farish!",DonnaLewis.com, 2010-04-15.
  16. ^ Price, Deborah Evans. "39th Annual GMA Dove Awards Recap", GospelMusicChannel.com, 2010-04-15.
  17. ^ Risco, Israel."Nathan Morris -Just Me, Just You (EP)", pluggedmusic.tumblr.com, 2010-04-15.
  18. ^ "Ryan Farish Releases "Reflections" With Paul Hardcastle, Single "Perfect Clarity" And Named To The Recording Academy Board",Mi2n.com, 2010-07-23.
  20. ^ All Music Guide
  22. ^ Grammy365.com - Ryan Farish Named As An Elected Governor by The Recording Academy Washington, D.C. Chapter Board
  23. ^ All Music Guide Credits
  24. ^ All Music Guide Credits
  25. ^ Billoard.com Spectrum #5
  26. ^ All Music Guide Credits

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