Rench is an independent producer, songwriter, and musician who has been creatively breaking the boundaries between America’s top two genres since the turn of the millennium. Call it what you will - country-hip-hop, hick-hop, hip-hopry, the list keeps growing – Rench’s twangy, funky, irresistible mix is destined to raise eyebrows and open minds in a big way.
The 2002 release of Above Market Value under the band name Battlestar and subsequent string of live performances garnered praise from the New Yorker magazine, Vibe magazine, New York Daily News, and more. The collaboration of live band members as Battlestar America, and later B-Star, resulted in the release of What We Do, a 2004 group EP that captivated a growing local fan base. The energetic honky-tonk hip-hop swagger of B-Star was given a counterweight in Elkhorn Riders, a studio EP of ambient, downtempo traditional country trip-hop remixes released as a solo Rench project in 2005. These two EP’s marked the start of a constantly growing catalogue for Rench Audio, a specialty production house and independent record company showcasing music being recorded at Rench’s own studio.
The end of the 2006 saw the release of Life In...