About RIOT 87
RIOT 87 – a band which can’t be put in one genre. Fusing the tempos from 140bmp dubstep to 180bpm drum’n’bass, with hard-rock guitar riffs and hooligan anthems / 90′ rave synths, Darko and Igor are trying to create their own genre, their own recognizable sound.
Some call them Serbian weapon of mass destruction (Wearemutants.com), some say they are Pendulum / Noisia / Prodigy’s Serbian children (Lessthen3.com), but RIOT 87 is just 2 guys band with the intention to rule on rock-bass scene.
After experimenting with psytrance music and having few releases on American and Spanish labels, in 2009 they discovered FiXT Music and made a 180 degree turn. Riding on the massive wave of rock-fueled bass pioneered by British legends, and absorbing every second of Celldweller / Blue Stahli music, RIOT 87 started dropping violent drum’n’bass and dubstep tunes in 2010.
Between the promotion of 2 self-released EPs “Serbian Bassline 1 & 2”, they managed to win 3 remix contest on Indaba Music, big and respectful musician community. After public vote winning, Canadian indie rock band Metric choose RIOT 87 remix for their biggest release to date – “Fantasies Flashback” box deluxe. A few months later, Las Vegas Escape The Fate, signed to Interscope, chose RIOT 87 to remix their track “Issues” from among 150 remixes. In April 2012 they won their 3rd remix contest on Indaba – American Christian heavy metal bend Demon Hunter picked their remix. Beside the money reward they got, RIOT 87 received a new nickname – The Gods of Remix!