As a multi-instrumentalist, DJ, and producer with over 11 years of experience in doing sets for ecstatic dance, I like to bring all of these elements together when I curate a set for ecstatic dance. Pulling from music from all around the world, while also creating remixes, mash-ups, and improvisational jams all on the spot in a live setting. I add live guitar, percussion, and vocals and I am able to loop and record these elements live and create original tracks on the spot while also staying true to traditional DJ techniques and methods. The result is a hybrid of DJ'ing, looping, and live music alls seamlessly woven together into a journey aimed at taking dancers into a deep somatic state of movement and expression.
Multi instrumentalist, DJ, and producer, Ryan Herr, has been weaving his mix of live and electronic music for festivals, events, ecstatic dances, and retreats throughout the world for over 20 years. His sets are loved for his synthesis of original and live elements and his uniquely designed blend of genres and cultures, both contemporary and classic, mixed with on-the-spot compositions and original remixes. Many have come to know his music through his collaborations and performances with The Polish Ambassador, Wildlight, Ayla Nereo, Poranguí, Isaac Chambers, SaQi and many more. Ryan has become a featured artist/producer on many of their album releases and has produced several successful remixes as well. His time in the studio has yielded albums such as Wildlight’s - “The Tide (Acoustic)”, co-produced Ayla Nereo's "The Code of the Flowers" as well as co-produced “Land of the Lush”, by The Polish Ambassador & The Diplomatic
Scandal. He has a diverse and dynamic background of musical genres and styles and has been creating music for yoga, dance, film, and meditation throughout his career. He has been routinely performing at major festivals around the world, including Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Beloved, Lucidity, Arise, Imagine, Udaya Live, Phases of the Moon and several others. He focuses much of his attention on the medicinal aspects of music and dance, and always incorporates a healthy dose of improvisation into his live sets.