Virtual Riot

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Virtual Riot
Virtual riot logo.jpg
Virtual Riot's logo
Background information
Birth nameChristian Valentin Brunn
Born (1994-07-20) July 20, 1994 (age 24)
Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • Music producer
Instruments
  • Piano
  • synthesizer
  • digital audio workstation
Years active2010–present
Labels
  • OWSLA
  • Disciple Recordings
  • SectionZ
  • Audiophile Live
  • Moving Castle
  • Monstercat
  • Spirited
Associated actsExcision, 12th Planet, Datsik, Barely Alive, Dodge & Fuski
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2011–present
GenreMusic
Subscribers332 thousand
Total views41 million
NetworkNone
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2014
Updated January 16, 2019

Christian Valentin Brunn (born 20 July 1994), better known by his stage name Virtual Riot, is a German DJ and electronic music producer. He has released seventeen extended plays and one studio album, most notably his 2016 EP Chemistry, which peaked at 20 on the Dance/Electronic Albums charts. He was signed to the independent music label Disciple Recordings in 2014.[1] On 16 April 2019, he announced that he is currently signed to Skrillex's OWSLA label.[2]

Career[edit]

Brunn has had numerous Beatport chart hits including "One For All, All For One" with Razihel and "Cali Born" with Helicopter Showdown.[3] Other electronic music outlets, such as Your EDM, have called his music "non-traditional" and "edgy", comparing him to artists like Savant.[4]

Prior to producing under the alias "Virtual Riot", Brunn produced ambient dubstep and future garage music under another alias, Your Personal Tranquilizer.[5]

Brunn has released several EPs under Disciple Records, including his charted EP, Chemistry.[6] He produces in genres such as future bass, future garage, electro house and both bass-heavy and melodic dubstep,

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
There Goes Your Money[7][8]

Compilation[edit]

Title Details
The Classics

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Dance
[9]
From Space
Transmission
  • Released: October 4, 2011
  • Label: Phantom Hertz Recordings
  • Format: Digital download
Superhuman
  • Released: February 17, 2012
  • Label: Quantum
  • Format: Digital download
Drop Some
  • Released: August 6, 2013
  • Label: Bass Liberation
  • Format: Digital download
Sugar Rush[10]
  • Released: October 14, 2013
  • Label: Audiophile Live
  • Format: Digital download
We're Not Alone[11][12]
  • Released: August 11, 2014
  • Label: Disciple Recordings
  • Format: Digital download
100% No Bangers[13]
  • Released: December 27, 2014
  • Label: Self-Released
  • Format: Digital download
Nightmare[14][15]
  • Released: February 16, 2015
  • Label: Disciple Recordings
  • Format: Digital download
Machinery[16][17]
  • Released: September 21, 2015
  • Label: Disciple Recordings
  • Format: Digital download
Chemistry[18][6]
  • Released: May 2, 2016
  • Label: Disciple Recordings
  • Format: Digital download
20
Throwback[19][20]
  • Released: February 27, 2017
  • Label: Disciple Recordings
  • Format: Digital download
Still Kids[21]
  • Released: August 10, 2017
  • Label: Spirited
  • Format: Digital download
German Engineering[22]
  • Released: January 31, 2018
  • Label: Disciple Recordings
  • Format: Digital download
Preset Junkies[23]
  • Released: October 24, 2018
  • Label: Disciple Recordings
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes an extended play that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Details
In Love With the World
(by Aura Dione)
  • Released: January 1, 2012
  • Label: Universal Music Germany
  • Format: Digital download
Getting Wet
(by Lock N Bounce)
Destination: Quantum[24]
(by Astronaut)
Emotional (Remixes)[25]
(by Flux Pavilion and Matthew Koma)
Alt Classic[26]
(by Kill the Noise)

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Dreaming" 2011 Transmission EP
"Dance with Me" Non-album singles
"Renegade A. I."
"Cold Winds and Warm Blankets"
"Nights on Fire" There Goes Your Money
"The Pit" 2012 Non-album singles
"Another Way"
"Energy Drink" 2013
"Evil Gameboy" There Goes Your Money
"Paper Planes" 2014 Non-album singles
"Earth & Sky"
"Rampage"
"Fuck Gravity" 100% No Bangers EP
"Lunar" 2015 Non-album singles
"Mittens Is Angry"
"Yonaka"
"Disintegrate" Free Spirits, Vol. 1
"Preset Junkies" Non-album single
"Stay For a While" 2016 Free Spirits, Vol. 2
"Dragons" Disciple Alliance, Vol. 3
"Pixel Forest" 2017 Free Spirits, Vol. 5
"Basement Dwellers"[27]
(with Barely Alive)
Non-album single
"Degenerates" Knights of the Round Table, Vol. 1
"Continue" 2018 Disciple x Jericho
"By My Side"[28]
(with Modestep and Barely Alive)
Disciple Alliance, Vol. 4
"Dog Fight"[29]
"How Do You Turn This On"[30] Disciple x Miniladd
"Cry Some More"[31] Knights of the Round Table, Vol. 2
"PN-35A" 2019 Practice Notes 35 Redux

Mashups[edit]

Title Year Album Label
"Idols" 2013 Non-album singles Self-released
"Superheroes" (with Panda Eyes) 2015

VIP's[edit]

Title Year Album Label
"We're Not Alone" 2015 We're Not Alone (The Remixes) Disciple Recordings
"Warm Ups" 2016 Disciple 03: Risen
"In My Head"
(featuring PRXZM)
2017 Free Spirits, Vol. 4 Spirited
"Purple Dragons"
(Dragons VIP)
Non-album singles Disciple Recordings
"Everyday"
(featuring Yosie)
Spirited
"Preset Junkies" 2018 Preset Junkies EP Disciple Recordings

Original compilation features[edit]

Title Year Album Label
"Illusion Machine" 2012 Shock Therapy LP Phantom Hertz Recordings
"Gangsters" 2014 Disciple Alliance, Vol. 1 Disciple Recordings
"Beyond" 2015 Disciple Alliance, Vol. 2
"Dragons" 2017 Disciple Alliance, Vol. 3
"Degenerates" 2017 Knights of the Round Table, Vol. 1 Disciple Round Table
"Continue" 2018 Disciple x Jericho Disciple Recordings
"Dog Fight" Disciple Alliance, Vol. 4
"How Do You Turn This On" Disciple x Miniladd

Collaborations[edit]

Title Year Collaborator Label
"Superhuman" 2012 Amba Shepherd Quantum
"Never Let You Go" Crystal Drop & Bunjee Bass Liberation
"Project Mayhem" 2013 ANiMAL Self-released
"Cali Born" Helicopter Showdown Anemnesis
"One For All, All For One" Razihel Monstercat
"Where Are You" Sub.Sound Audiophile Live
"Symphony" 2014 Jonas Minor Disciple
"Thwek" Mr. Bill Section Z Records
"Nightmare" (featuring Splitbreed) 2015 Autodrive Disciple
"Fatal Fist Punch" Megalodon Never Say Die Records
"Alien" Dodge & Fuski Disciple
"Feel The Bass" JVST SAY YES
"Running From The Cops" Armanni Reign
"Borg" 2016 FuntCase
"Showdown" ShockOne
"Juices" Dubloadz
"Nasty" Datsik Firepower Records
"Leave It Behind" (featuring Ash Riser) 12th Planet Disciple
"Flutter" Madi Moving Castle
"In My Head" PRXZM Spirited.
"Graveyard Shift" Bukez Finezt Disciple
"Kung Fu" 2017 PhaseOne
"Beat Dem Up" Dirtyphonics Buygore
"Listen" The Others Disciple
"Don't Get Spooked" Dubloadz
"Basement Dwellers" Barely Alive
"Warriors of the Night" 2018 Datsik Firepower Records
"Freakuency"
"Rampage" Barely Alive, PhaseOne & Myro Rampage
"Triforce" Panda Eyes & Barely Alive Disciple
"By My Side" Modestep & Barely Alive
"Guardians Of The Universe"[32] TeddyLoid Gan-Shin Records

Remixes[edit]

Title Year Artist Label
"Speaker Fuck" 2011 Basis Phantom Hertz Recordings
"One" (featuring Holly Drummond) 2012 Submatik & Phil Self-released
"Now That You're Gone" Nick Galea One Eighty
"Never Let You Go" Crystal Drop, Bunjee & Virtual Riot Bass Liberation
"Black Light" Lisa Rowe Self-released
"In Love With The World" Aura Dione Universal Music Germany
"Million Miles" off/chopped Self-released
"Stories Can Wait" 2013 Submatik Quantum
"Bad News" Lock N Bounce Jet Set Trash
"Where Do We Go" 1OAKS Warner Music Germany
"Arms" MNRS Konkordski
"Work Bitch" Britney Spears RCA/Sony
"Next Ones To Come" Claire Polydor/Island/Universal
"Time Is Now" Youthkills
"Mistake" Teqq vs. Alive & Kicking Modern Chap
"Can You Feel My Heart" Bring Me The Horizon Self-released
"Get It Right" Left Boy
"Chasing Ghosts" (featuring Spock & Directive) 2014 Barely Alive Disciple Recordings
"Lovers On The Run" NIHILS Self-released
"Quantum" Astronaut Monstercat
"Fire Away" Skrillex Self-released
"Dial Up" Barely Alive Disciple Recordings
"Follow You" Au5 Monstercat
"Ultraviolence" Lana Del Rey Self-released
"Together" MUST DIE!
"Lionhearted" 2015 Porter Robinson
"I've Got You" Animal Music MUK Records
"True Colors" Zedd Interscope/Universal
"Codename X" 2016 Excision Rottun Recordings
"Emotional" Flux Pavilion & Matthew Koma Circus Records
"Binary" (with Barely Alive) Barely Alive Disciple Recordings
"Without a Trace" (featuring Stalking Gia) [with Kill The Noise] Kill The Noise OWSLA
"Next To You" (featuring Savoi) LDRU Audiopaxx/Universal
"All We Know" (featuring Phoebe Ryan) The Chainsmokers Self-released
"Talk About It" (featuring Desirée Dawson) 2017 Pegboard Nerds Monstercat
"One" (featuring Holly Drummond) Submatik Self-released
"WFSU" (with Snails)[33] 2018 Snails & Waka Flocka Flame Slugz Music
"Clarity" (featuring Foxes)[34] Zedd Self-released

References[edit]

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