Ryan Hemsworth

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Ryan Hemsworth
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Ryan Hemsworth in 2014.
Background information
Born (1990-04-23) April 23, 1990 (age 28)[1][2]
Origin Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres Electronic,[3] hip hop[3]
Occupation(s) Record producer, DJ
Years active 2010–present
Labels Wedidit, Last Gang Records, Secret Songs
Associated acts Shady Blaze, Lucas
Website www.ryanhemsworth.com

Ryan Hemsworth (born 23 April 1990)[1][2] is a Canadian record producer and DJ.[4] His speciality is electronic music and sampling.[5] He has produced tracks for Tinashe,[6] Tory Lanez,[7] Mitski,[8] and E-40.[9]

Biography[edit]

Raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Hemsworth attended University of King's College, where he studied journalism.[10]

In 2011, Hemsworth released a collaborative album with Shady Blaze, titled Distorted.[11] His 2013 album, Guilt Trips, was released by Last Gang Records.[12] It won the 2014 Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year.[13] In 2014, he released an album, Alone for the First Time, which was placed at number 3 on CMJ's "30 Best Albums of 2014" list.[14] In 2015, he released a collaborative EP with Lucas, titled Taking Flight.[15]

Secret Songs[edit]

Hemsworth launched his label Secret Songs in 2014.[16] It has since released music from artists across the world including Tennyson,[17] GFOTY, and Kero Kero Bonito.[18] It has also released compilation albums such as shh#ffb6c1[19] and shh#000000.[20]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Ryanpack Vol. 1 (2013)
  • Ryanpack Vol. 2 (2015)

Extended plays[edit]

  • Cover Yr Shame (2010)
  • No Plans (2011)
  • A Way (2011)
  • Kitsch Genius (2012)
  • Last Words (2012)
  • Still Awake (2013)
  • Taking Flight (2015) (with Lucas)

Singles[edit]

  • "We Deserve This" (2010) (featuring Chemist, James Valmont & Cop Magnet)
  • "Someone to Make You Crazy" (2011) (featuring Jenn Mierau)
  • "Day 'n' Nite" (2013) (with Liz)
  • "Every Square Inch" (2014) (with Qrion)
  • "Gods" (2014) (with UV Boi)
  • "Cream Soda" (2014) (with Tomggg)
  • "Afterglow" (2015)
  • "How It Felt" (2016)
  • "Burying the Sun" (2016)
  • "Wait" (2016) (featuring Keaton Henson & Mitski)
  • "In the Sky" (2016) (featuring Nebu Kiniza)
  • "Commas" (2016) (featuring Adamn Killa)
  • "Holy" (2016) (featuring Ryan Playground & Swim Good Now)
  • "Hunnid" (2017) (featuring E-40 & Yakki)

Productions[edit]

  • Shady Blaze - "Dreamin", "Hood Nigga" and "Put the Speed On" from Rappers Ain't $#!% Without a Producer (2011)
  • Vulkan the Krusader - "Industry People" from V for Vendetta (2011)
  • Deniro Farrar - "Faith in Something", "Rich Ass Nigga", "No Games" and "Dublin" from Destiny Altered (2012)
  • Shady Blaze - "Celebration" and "Faith in Something" from The Grind, Hustle & Talent (2012)
  • Mishka NYC and Rad Reef - "Hyperbolic Chamber Music" (2012)
  • Aaron Cohen - "Wasting Time" from Murk (2012)
  • Deniro Farrar & Shady Blaze - "43 Hours In", "Fallen Soldiers", "Cold Blood" and "Madonna" from Kill or Be Killed (2012)
  • Hollywood Squadda - "Charles Glover" from My Room Look Like a Mall (2012)
  • Shady Blaze - "51/50" from The Anomaly of Hip Hop (2012)
  • Sole - "Letter to a Young Rapper" from A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing (2012)
  • Deniro Farrar - "Big Tookie" from The Patriarch (2013)
  • Piu Piu - "W O" from Nightintale (2013)
  • Starlito - "Again" and "Can't Get Over You" from Fried Turkey (2013)
  • Deniro Farrar - "Separate" from The Patriarch II (2013)
  • Kitty, Sasha Go Hard & Tink - "Spotless" from Druture Presents: Out of Towner Vol.1 (2013) (co-produced by Little Cloud)
  • ABGOHARD & Slater - "GTA" from Rich Yung Pimp (2014)
  • The Underachievers - "Incandescent" from Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium (2014)
  • Swet Shop Boys - "Benny Lava" from Swet Shop (2014)
  • Tory Lanez - "Mama Told Me" from Lost Cause (2014)
  • Tinashe - "Wrong" from Amethyst (2015)
  • Jose Guapo & Hoodrich Pablo Juan - "Juggin' Dat Pack" from Million Dollar Plugs 2 (2016) (co-produced by Chindamo)
  • Cadell - "Off White" from London: The Album (2017)
  • Adamn Killa - "Separate" from I Am Adamn (2017)

Remixes[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "today's homesick-in-hong-kong-on-my-birthday-eating-french-fries-in-bed playlist". Twitter. 23 April 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Ryan Hemsworth". Tower Records. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Weinstein, Max (31 July 2013). "10 Best Ryan Hemsworth Remixes". Vibe. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Zeichner, Naomi (17 December 2012). "The Things I Carry: Ryan Hemsworth". The Fader. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Conder, Jenna (9 January 2013). "Halifax's DJ Ryan Hemsworth Defending Digital Music". Metro. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Goldstein, Steven (12 June 2014). "Ryan Hemsworth and Tinashe Get Lonely on "One For Me"". The Fader. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Golden, Zara (19 September 2014). "Tory Lanez Enlists Ryan Hemsworth and Evokes Drake on "Mama Told Me"". The Fader. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  8. ^ Murphy, Sarah (6 July 2016). "Ryan Hemsworth "Wait" (ft. Mitski and Keaton Henson)". Exclaim!. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  9. ^ Gore, Sydney (29 July 2017). "Ryan Hemsworth Teams Up With E-40 And Yakki For "Hunnid"". The Fader. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  10. ^ Greene, Jayson (8 January 2013). "Rising: Ryan Hemsworth - Features - Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Tuffrey, Laurie (30 May 2014). "Field Day 2014: A Quietus Preview Of The Best New Acts". The Quietus. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  12. ^ Raymer, Miles (24 October 2013). "Ryan Hemsworth: Guilt Trips - Album Reviews - Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  13. ^ Thiessen, Brock (29 March 2014). "Arcade Fire, Drake, Ryan Hemsworth Take Home Early Junos". Exclaim!. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  14. ^ "The 30 Best Albums Of 2014". CMJ. 15 December 2014. Archived from the original on 20 February 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  15. ^ Khal (5 October 2015). "Ryan Hemsworth Talks 'Taking Flight,' Secret Songs, and Getting Back to His Indie Roots". Complex. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  16. ^ Friedlander, Emilie (17 October 2015). "Meet the Rag-Tag Internet Family Behind Ryan Hemsworth's Secret Songs". Vice. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  17. ^ Ihaza, Jeff (8 December 2014). "Secret Songs". Impose. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  18. ^ Plaugic, Lizzie (24 October 2015). "A guide to Ryan Hemsworth's free track download project, Secret Songs". The Verge. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  19. ^ Rattigan, Nick (23 September 2014). "Stream the Secret Songs compilation, shh#ffb6c1". Impose. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  20. ^ Rettig, James (20 January 2015). "Download Ryan Hemsworth's Secret Songs shh#000000 Compilation". Stereogum. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  21. ^ Topping, Chris (2 April 2014). "JUNO Electronic Album of the Year 2014". The JUNO Awards. 
  22. ^ http://www.socan.ca/files/pdf/SOCAN%20Awards-Winners%20List-June%202014-FINAL-EN_1.pdf

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