Rell The Soundbender has a passion for infusing different sounds into his music. The producer started his career securing placements for notable Hip-Hop talent including Lloyd Banks, Jim Jones, and Flo-Rida and more. With a passion for blending the unexpected, Rell’s radical production process soon led him to aligning genres that typically remain separate. His Panamanian background led him to embrace Moombahton, which resulted in his track with David Heartbreak “Killa” being placed on the Moombahton Forever compilation on T&A Records. This compilation featured work from Munchi, GTA, Dillon Francis, Craze, Nick Thayer and more.
He has also produced bonafide Trap hits in “Grimey Thirsty” & “Angels X Demons” which have made many appearances on Diplo’s BBC Radio 1Xtra mixes. His official remixes, meanwhile, have included Bro Safari’s “Scumbag” and Snoop Lion’s “Lighters Up.” The latter was the official remix of the first single from the musical icon’s Reincarnated album.
Rell was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and spent the majority of the year in Panama for treatments all while continuing to build his brand with the release of his ‘Gorgas’ EP on 12th Planet’s Smog Records imprint, followed up by the “Gambozoo” EP on Nest HQ which then led to his first full release on Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint with his single “Domeshot” alongside Twine.
In 2016, Rell released his Universal Latin / Aftercluv debut EP, Palante, with the lead single “Criminal” featuring Far East Movement and fellow Panamanians Los Rakas. 2017, Rell performed from California all the way to China and back leading up to his Insomniac Records EP, Diablo, which was released Feb 9th of 2018. The EP includes features from DJ Sliink, ETC! ETC! , Rawtek and more.
Rell has taken to describing his sound as a battle “where lasers and drums fight to the death.” With his profile rapidly rising, Rell will continue to push sonic boundaries by “Soundbending” Hip-Hop, Trap, Moombahton, House and wherever else the music takes him.