Monstercat veterans RIOT introduce their most epic project to date, the storyline-based, immersive sonic journey known as ‘Dogma Resistance’. In the form of a ten-track studio album and accompanying visual comic book by company HERØ, RIOT brings to life the story of Raymond Colt and his descendants in a fusion of past and future. ‘Dogma Resistance’ begins in the year 1936, when Colt and his sidekick accidentally uncover a nefarious force of evil that the world has never seen before. Fast-forward to the year 2045 and this evil, known as Deinos, has been ruling the world for over a century. Follow along as Colt‘s descendants rage a war to fight for all of the humankind against the alien enemy, an adventure that will test them to their very limits and brings them into contact with things of legend, such as the protector of the long-lost city of Atlantis.
Each of RIOT‘s ten tracks evokes a different phase of the plotline, beginning with the adventurous and assaulting ‘Jungle Fury’ and the drum & bass influenced ‘Disorder’, which signifies the rebirth of Deinos. RIOT explores a myriad of sound and genre inspirations on the album, from eastern exotic instrumentals in ‘Desert to Desert’ to fury-filled bass in the climactic ‘Overkill’. A storyline of this complexity is truly an artistic achievement, something that RIOT has been hard at work on for quite some time. Read below to check out what the duo has to say about ‘Dogma Resistance’:
“‘Dogma Resistance’ is an album we have been working on for well over a year and a half now. The production from start to finish was one of the toughest challenges as producers that we have faced. Creating a seamless storyline in electronic music can sometimes be tough, we wanted to give the fans something more, something they would want to listen from start to finish on repeat over and over again. Allowing the fan to create their own vision and storyline for the music, becoming imaginative and creative, which as a musician, is one of the best feelings a fan can give you. Thank you so much to everyone who has followed this journey. It means a lot to us!” – RIOT
Israeli-born, Los Angeles-based duo Tom Davidson and Daniel Magid – better known as RIOT – have built their brand by fusing the extremes of progressive melodies and heavy basslines into a sound that leaves an unforgettable impression. RIOT‘s music has found homes on labels such as Monstercat, Dim Mak, and Insomniac Records, including collaborations with heavyweights SLANDER, Kayzo, and Dirtyphonics. One of their most successful tracks is 2017’s ‘Wake Up’ in collaboration with Kayzo, which has amassed over 23M streams on Spotify and is still currently one of the most-played dubstep tracks on the platform. Their collaboration with SLANDER ‘You Don’t Even Know Me’, which was featured on SLANDER‘s EP ‘The Headbangers Ball’, has over 5M streams on Spotify and rose to the Top 10 on iTunes Dance Charts. RIOT‘s massive remixes for Infected Mushroom, Knife Party, and Pegboard Nerds have placed them at the forefront of the modern bass scene. We predict that the sophisticated, dark sci-fi thriller debut studio album, that is ‘Dogma Resistance’, will make major waves, signaling the beginning of RIOT‘s rise to stardom.
Stream this album below.