Ran Shani was born in 1980 and grew up in the suburbs of Tel Aviv. Drawn to music early on, he began his musical journey as a drummer, playing in local bands. At age of fourteen he discovered electronic music. Before long, he was experimenting with synthesizers and drum machines together with friends.
Captivated by a wide range of music, from Rock and Reggae to Disco and Hip Hop, Ran was influenced by artists like Quincy Jones, The Neptunes, Beastie Boys, Daft Punk, and Kraftwerk to mention a few.
After several years of producing and playing throughout Israel, Ran moved to London in 2003. He immediately fell in love with the city, kicking off his time in England with a release on Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels. Ran’s second release was a 12» single called «Cool Like That» on Mylo’s Breastfed Recordings, which was warmly received by audiences and critics alike, including a 5-star review in DJ MAG which described it as «Like the best Janet Jackson or Pat Benatar dub youve ever heard…»
His most recent release is «Sunshine EP,» a 3-track EP on CR2 Records which has received rave reviews from top DJs and leading dance music publications.
Currently living on Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean shore, Ran is constantly composing and producing. He also keeps busy as an in-demand remix artist, and is one third of «The Clap!,» a collaboration with two like-minded musicians. Expanding into the world of music for movies, five of his compositions can now be heard on the soundtrack of «The Bubble,» a new film by leading Israeli filmmaker Eitan Fox. By day, Ran passes the time working for a major audio technology developer.