California-born J.R.G.‘s first full-length album “Plastic n Ivory” is released on Ran Music’s dance sub-label Ran Groove on 28th March, 2018.
This debut album features 8 tracks of J.R.G.’s lush production which feature rich musicality, dancing instrumental solos, psychedelic tropical vibes and thick American style house beats. Added into this are two of China’s most exciting vocalists, Credit Card, who is featured in the title track, and MC Dreaminah, who adds her lyrics and style to the track “You Can.” J.R.G.’s unique style has evolved from the Ran Groove compilation and now comes into his debut album, which is exciting news to all loyal house music fans around the scene here.
Michael Gonzales aka J.R.G. is a Beijing based DJ/producer. A California native, J.R.G. has been a musician for as long as he can remember, with a formative background in jazz, blues, salsa and rock. J.R.G. is proficient in a variety of instruments such as saxophone, trumpet, guitar and bass, however his main love remains the keyboard, which is often featured as a solo instrument in many of his arrangements.
When it comes to production, J.R.G. uses constantly evolving grooves to allow his tracks to subtly progress and develop, whilst leaving space for his personal musicality to remain at the center of the arrangement. J.R.G’s aim is that the music should be aesthetically beautiful, multi-textured, and rich, whilst maintaining an underlying groove that drives the listener to move their body. His unique classic house music style got a lot of attention through the release in Ran Groove compilations.
On March 30th, J.R.G. will visit Shanghai’s most famous 4/4 dance music base - Elevator, together with other label pals from Ran Groove to bring on a mad party for celebrating the release of his “Plastic n Ivory” album. Among the crew, Ran Groove’s label head Another Van plus two brilliant shanghai based female electronic music talents - Diamond Lil and Laughing Ears, will also bring their unheard latest tracks to support J.R.G., creating a fest made of smart grooves and beautiful melodies.