Smash & Grab

Smash & Grab

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandEDM

Smash & Grab is a 2 piece EDM project featuring Andrew Ribotto and Jerome Forney. A mixture of tracks, loops, and the Dave Smith Tempest, brings a unique twist on their stage show by adding a live improvisational element unlike anyone else.

Biography

Comprised of Jerome Forney and Andrew Ribotto, Smash & Grab was initially launched as a minimal techno project. The duo has continued to evolve their production into all realms of the dance music sphere, including Tech House, Moombahton, 2-Step, Garage, Drum & Bass, Trap...am I forgetting something? From their studio in the Lower Haight district of San Francisco, S&G is pushing out driving and energetic tracks that pair fresh and innovative sound design with crispy and dynamic production. Their stage show brings together a mixture of tracks, loops, the Elektron Machinedrum, and the Dave Smith Tempest, offering a unique twist to their performance by adding a live improvisational element that is all their own.

Smash & Grab have always strived to reinvent the beat, blending and infusing genres with one another to produce some of the freshest sonic mutations on the West Coast. Both longstanding members of the Bay Area's underground electronic music scene, Ribotto and Forney first took the stage together as members of the original lineup for The Flying Skulls. The Flying Skulls performed across the United States as the Norcal ambassadors of improvisational bass music. Looking to explore a different sound than the skulls had developed, the two branched off to explore new horizons and Smash & Grab was born.

From worlds far apart, these two have brought together their diverse musical roots to create a distinguished and diverse sound. Ribotto came to California in '02 from the backwoods of Canada to be a guitar slinging street performer on the Venice boardwalk. Hailing from Sacramento, Jerome spent much of his youth chasing lasers at rave parties in giant warehouses. Both classically trained musicians, these two have aggregated their musical history and infused it with cutting edge innovation resulting in music that both tips its hat to the past while blazing a trail into the future.

Typically avoiding a genre pigeon hole, S&G has collaborated with artists across the board including Cutty Ranks, Bill Ortiz & The Grouch, Love & Light, SaBBo and Mochipet. Exploring styles and tempos of all persuasions, no single track can be truly and accurately categorized. No genre is left behind.'

Discography

3/5/13 Love & Light - Vapor Bracelet (Smash & Grab RMX)
http://www.beatport.com/track/vapor-bracelet-smash-n-grab-remix/4213135

2/11/13 - Smash & Grab - one.twenty.seven
http://www.beatport.com/release/one-twenty-seven/1026833

12/17/2012 - 1320 Records - Chron4 - Get Lost (Smash & Grab RMX)
http://www.beatport.com/release/the-get-lost-remixes-vol-2/851135

2/23/2012 - Generation Bass - Just the Tip
http://generationbass.com/2012/02/23/smash-grab-exclusive/

3/20/2012 - Daly City Records - Mochipets Chicxulub Rebirth
http://www.beatport.com/release/mochipets-chicxulub-rebirth/878666

4/10/2012 - Ribotto Productions - SaBBo Remixes EP
http://www.beatport.com/release/smash-and-grab-remixes/894343

4/25/2012 - Rot10 Musk- Carrier - Slapback (Smash & Grab RMX)
http://www.beatport.com/release/slapback/895636

6/5/2012 - Smash & Grab Records - Tony Lindsay , Bill Ortiz, the Grouch - Winter in America (Smash & Grab RMX)
http://www.beatport.com/release/winter-in-america/909413

7/24/2012 - Smash & Grab Records - Smash & Grab Remixes Love & Light
http://www.beatport.com/release/smash-and-grab-remixes-love-and-light/936364

9/4/2012 - Smash & Grab Records - Moombahtek
http://www.beatport.com/release/moombahtek/961795

2/5/2013 - Smash & Grab Records - one.twenty.seven
http://www.beatport.com/release/one-twenty-seven/1026833

FREE on soundcloud - The Garage Daze
https://soundcloud.com/smash-and-grab/sets/the-garage-daze

FREE on soundcloud - Preserve the Rainforest - Keep Jungle Massive
https://soundcloud.com/smash-and-grab/sets/keep-jungle-massive-preserve

FREE on soundcloud - Techstep
https://soundcloud.com/smash-and-grab/sets/techstep