Welcome to the party
A native of the Mid-West Chicagoland area, Brandon Riley was first introduced to electronic music in the early '90s, attending underground events that featured groundbreaking electronic music from artists such as Robert Hood, Richie Hawtin and Derrick May. Not long after being exposed to this exciting new music culture, Brandon sought out to explore sounds of his own, and quickly started producing his own music, releasing his first record at just 18 years of age under the name Disko Kidz.
His early works were supported by DJs such as Antonie Clamaran, Donald Glaude, DJ Hyperactive, and Joey Beltram. His vinyl releases earned him international exposure and shortly thereafter, Brandon started playing both a well-received live electronic performance as well as notable DJ gigs around the globe. His early success also inspired him to broaden his musical abilities, launching several of his own labels in the late 90's / early 2000's, and co-launching labels such as Soul Phusion Records, and DJ Dan’s InStereo Recordings. These labels featured names such as Alexi Delano, Andrei Morant, Angel Alanis, Hatiras, Jason Jinx, Mike Balance, Roy Davis Jr., and Tim Xavier. Brandon stepped away from music shortly thereafter to focus on family and explore visual mediums in Television and Film, but has finally returned to his first passion, making music.
Now producing under his abbreviated name B. Riley, Brandon is back and focusing on sounds primarily in Techno and Tech-House. B. Riley released an E.P. in 2020 on Face To Face titled Eyes Open, which has had support by some of the biggest names in Techno. In 2021 B. Riley has seen a positive support of his E.P. Catapult on DTL Records and is launching his own brand-new imprint CMND CTRL, which will feature a slew of his own original productions and remixes by Alexi Delano, Joey Beltram, Ray Kajioka, and more! Picking up right where he left off, Brandon has big plans for his return to electronic music. Stay tuned!