Ryan Michael Robbins is a San Francisco, Bay Area based music producer, audio engineer and record label owner with over 10 years of music industry experience. His personal productions are well known for their mysterious blend of Techno, Minimal & Dark Tech Music and prove continued success with his several Beatport Top 100 releases. His club performances have spanned throughout the United States to most all of San Francisco’s premier venues.
Ryan Michael Robbins is Co-Owner ( with founder Bruce Mac Vaughn ) and lead A&R of the record label, Fierce Animal Recordings, which houses artists such as Drumcomplex, Ben Champelll, Carlo Ruetz, Cosmic Boys, Maksim Dark, Alex Stein, Kaiser Souzai, Ron Costa, Gabriel Moraes and Khainz and many more. In 2019 he launched Archon Records, a sister label to Fierce Animals for undiscovered artists and rising talent.
Ryan is a music producer, mentor and audio engineer at Dark Star Audio, an audio firm that focuses on artist development, production, mixing and mastering. Dark Star’s client list includes some of the biggest audio labels and brands in the music industry including: EMI, Sony, Downtown Records, Ultra, Spinnin’ Records, Toolroom, Intec, Eric Martin (Technotronic), Saeed Younan and many others. Ryan has created sound design for Nike’s TV ad campaigns, Library Albums for Dynamic Music, produced sample packs for Sample Magic and Sample Anatomy, Sound tracks for video games and he services a large client portfolio with production, mixing and mastering needs. In addition to providing traditional audio services, Ryan has helped many new artists launch their careers by providing mentoring, industry navigation, strategic planning and branding through the Dark Star Audio Artist Development Program.
Providing opportunities for artists to not only finish and release their music, but to also network, collaborate and share their music has been a focal point for Ryan. He holds a monthly producer community event called Headroom SF, where artists and record labels can hear and test their tracks on a professional sound system at Halcyon Night Club in San Francisco.