Thursday, August 23, 2007

Rob GEE signs with Rock Ridge Music

Known as a DJ and called “The Gabber Guru,” Rob GEE has signed with Rock Ridge Music and will be releasing a self-titled album on November 6th. The album was recorded with his band, and to whet the appetite of fans, the label plans to release the first single, “P.F.U.,” digitally on August 21st. The new album, his follow-up to "Vitamin GEE," features a sound that is 100% Rob GEE: eclectic, unexpected and completely unique. GEE's band, who recorded the album with him and perform with him live, includes: GEE on lead vocals, Einstein (electronic percussion), Mike Puch (bass, vocals), Vin Man (guitar, vocals), T-Bert (drums), Nicky Twist (turntables, vocals).

GEE's history of DJing (across the world) and live performances shows his dedication to bringing the fusion of organic and electronic music to a wide variety of listeners. GEE's love of hip-hop, hardcore, techno, metal and every other genre set him apart from the rest. While other DJs make tracks and spin records, GEE is an artist who writes original songs. His indecisiveness as to whether or not he wanted to breakdance and spin hip-hop or jump in the mosh pit and play in a metal band was one of the reasons he began to cultivate his own style of both. Rob GEE is the only artist of his kind to collaborate and create with members of respected rock, metal, hardcore and hip-hop acts such as Slipknot, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill, and System Of A Down (just to name a few), creating a unification of electronic, metal, hardcore, hip-hop, and any other style for that matter, known as gabber music.

GEE has captured the ears and appreciation of many in the industry. "Rob GEE hands down innovated the hardcore/gabber sound and movement,” says Shavo Odadjian of System of A Down. "Rob GEE is a unique artist and DJ whose music will not only shake the walls and dance floor, but also mind and body,” says RZA of Wu Tang Clan. And DJ Starscream (a.k.a. #0) of Slipknot comments, on hearing GEE’s music: “It is so aggressive and ahead of its time. He was the first I heard mashing hardcore gabber, breakbeat jungle, hip-hop and metal, all in one. Rob's sound was and still is a huge inspiration for me and the way I approach my electronic music when in the studio. Unorthodox, truthful, disconnected and pure, real music is full of breath and energy which is exactly what Rob fills you with when he walks into a room.”

His diverse appeal keeps him performing weekly at all types of musical events and concerts. GEE has shared the stage with everyone from Hatebreed and Biohazard to Crystal Method, Busta Rhymes, Kurtis Blow, and Afrika Bambaataa. GEE gained worldwide fame after the release of "Ecstasy You Got What I Need". The song went Gold and was the #1 video on The Box for 13 straight weeks. At the same time, "Ecstasy" rose to #9 on the pop charts and earned him Best Artist, Best Producer and Best Song of the year at The Thunder Awards in Holland.

GEE has put out over 50 releases in the past decade on various labels including ADAM (Aggressive Dance And Music) Worldwide, his self-owned label and primary showcase for his work.

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