Rian Treanor re-imagines the intersection of club culture, experimental art and computer music, presenting an insightful and compelling musical world of fractured and interlocking components.
Having left a vivid impression in 2015 with his debut 12″ ‘A Rational Tangle’ and his scintillating 2nd EP ‘Pattern Damage’ on The Death of Rave. In 2018 the Warp sub-label Arcola relaunch with his bold Contraposition 12” single.
His hexagonal and half-stepping bleep-bass mutations rewire hyper-chromatic UK garage and pointillist footwork, with 10/10 and album of the month reviews in MixMag, and is receiving plays by Bjork in her current DJ sets. At an unrelenting 150bpm his recent guest mix for Mumdance’s RinseFM show alongside RP Boo established Treanor as both a disruptive and essential new figure in British underground club music.
He’s had live shows at GES-2 (RU), Irish Museum of Modern Art (IRL), Berghain (DE), OHM (DE), Cafe Oto (UK), Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts (UK), Empty Gallery (HK), Summerhall (UK) as well as taking part in artists residencies at yU+co[lab] in Hong Kong and with Counterflows in India 2016 – 2017. Nyege Nyege festival 2018 and his performance at No Bounds 2019 with Jan Hendrickse was a real highlight for us, as were his regular appearances at Hope Works as a 2019 resident.
2020 looks like a big year for Rian, he’s been selected as a SHAPE platform artist for this year and he has a lot of very interesting work in the pipeline. We are very happy to continue and grow this relationship with this very talented individual.
“One of the UK’s most exciting new producers” – FACT
“…referencing Sheffield’s musical history while at the same time providing an entirely new direction.” – The Wire
“Treanor seems to love building intricate matchstick constructions and then knocking them down, and he does so expertly.” – RA
“lit by musical curiosity but still promise to take over your body – and dance music doesn’t get much better than that” – MixMag