RIOT 87 - a band which can't be put in one genre. Fusing tempos from 140bmp dubstep to 180bpm drum'n'bass, with hard-rock guitar riffs and hooligan anthems / 90' rave synths, Darko and Igor are trying to create their own genre, their own recognizable sound.
Some call them Serbian weapons of mass destruction (Wearemutants.com), and some say they are Pendulum/Noisia/Prodigy's serbian children (Lessthen3.com), but RIOT 87 is just two guys in a band with the intention to rule the rock-bass scene. After experimenting with psytrance music and having several releases on American and Spanish labels, in 2009 they discovered FiXT Music and made a 180 degree turn.
Riding on the massive wave of rock-fueled bass pioneered by British legends, and absorbing every second of Celldweller/Blue Stahli music, RIOT 87 started dropping violent drum'n'bass and dubstep tunes in 2010.
Between the promotion of the two self-released EPs Serbian Bassline 1 & 2, they managed to win 3 remix contests on remix community Indaba Music. After winning the public vote, RIOT 87's remix was chosen by Canadian indie rock band Metric to appear on their biggest release to date: the Fantasies Flashbacks deluxe boxed set. A few months later, Interscope recording artists Escape The Fate chose RIOT 87's remix of their song "Issues" as the best of all 150 remixes. In April 2012 they won their 3rd remix contest on Indaba – American Christian heavy metal bend Demon Hunter picked their remix as the best. Beside the money reward they got, RIOT 87 get a new nickname - The Gods of remix!
With this nickname it wasn't easy to make a deal and start to work on remix EP for their favorite label - FiXT Music. The EP, RIOT 87's dubstep debut, will be released on January the 1st 2013, with 6 monster remixes to Celldweller, Blue Stahli, and Squarehead.
Like any good musicians, the RIOT duo recognized the raw potential in a live setup that uses all the possibilities in their sound. That's right; RIOT 87 is currently working on a configuration to bring you their stuff LIVE in concert.