"On A Journey" By WARM

A peace of mind is coming!!! Live>>>

Growing up in the 80's opened doors to the imagination. Like many of us, I watched a lot of music videos—as early as 1980—just when cable television was on the rise. It introduced me to a new way of storytelling and because of that, I’ve always liked the idea of cinematic concepts and visual movement. Here is a new video of my band project, Warm, that captures the abstract sentiment of memories and new roads as we engage … On A Journey.

Ron Trent's upcoming band release WARM Coming in 2019 on FVW and Rush Hour Distrubution.


Ron Trent Latest Show on Worldwide FM

Join my special journey of various musical textures, something old and something new on my latest show on Worldwide FM. This program is a blend of Balearic, Loft, and House soundscapes.

This show in particular is dedicated to David Mancuso who passed away on November 14th, 2016 and Roy Hargrove who passed recently.

Come and enjoy the ride.


Embyro “Endless Feeling”

Trinidadian Deep “Project 18”

The It “Monterey”

Orchestra Tropical “Tropical Paradise”

Larry Heard “Summertime Breeze”

Warm “On a Journey”

Authur Russell “In the Light”

The Crusaders (DK Edit) “Street Life”

Flying Machines “Yacub Aba”

JT Donaldson “The intro”

Sky Tony “Moves you use”

Sky Mark (Ron Trent mix) “Find Your Way In This Crazy World”

Dam Funk “O.B.E”

Vick Lavender “Set Fire”

Wamdue Kids “Reflection”

Don Carlos “Alone”

Trinidadian Deep “Soca Electric”

Dave Samuels “New Math”

Emancipation Avenue (Ron Trent Remix) “Old School Song”

JT Donaldson & Chris Penny “Changing Times 2”

The RH Factor “Universe”

Joe Claussell Unofficial Edits and Overdubs “Ogun knows well”

Jimmy Owens “New Tune”

The JB’s “I am somebody”

Mtume “Love Lock”

Side Effect “Private World”

Cannonball Adderly “Fun in the church”

Kamau Kenyatta “Griot de Janeiro”

Azymuth “Nothing Will Be As It Was”

Ron Trent @ Chicago House Music Festival + Detroit Music Festival

Join me in my birthday celebration this weekend at the Chicago House Music Festival and Detroit Music Festival! Click on fliers below for more information.

Ron Trent Features In Wax Poetics' Travel Series Premiere 'Soul City - Episode 1: Chicago'

Watch my interview as part of the first episode of a new travel series by Wax Poetics, exploring the musical heritage of selected cities. 

"Ronnie Reese explores his home town of South Side, Chicago, first visiting with Todd Mayfield, son of soul icon Curtis Mayfield and writer of the new biography "Traveling Soul" (which was co-authored by Wax Poetics writer Travis Atria). They talk about Curtis's desire to own his own work, which led to starting the record label Curtom. In the second segment, Reese meets with Chicago house icon Ron Trent, where they talk about his rise through the local and international scene, which culminated in cofounding his own label, Prescription Records. In the epilogue, we pop into the (Discogs) Crate Diggers record fair and speak to cofounder Zernell Gillie, as well as chat with Ron Trent again about the joys of record digging." 

J Dilla: The Ethereal Master of MPC3000

J Dilla is undoubtedly one of the most influential producers of the 21st Century. His legacy of iconic beats served the backdrop for countless hip hop giants with the likes of Slum Village and Tribe Called Quest. His his solo releases such as 'Donuts' and remixes had just as much impact, so much so that his body of work in his short but productive 32 years is widely deemed as an unspoken gold standard among hip hop producers and beyond.

Coming from a musical background, J Dilla's innate understanding of the the natural groove revolutionalized how an electronic sampling machine could be used to reinterpret music; ensuring that the organic sensibilities of live instrumentation is reimagined in a contemporary format without the loss of (and in most cases amplified) the soulful essence of the original. 

Here is a great tribute video to the artistry of the great James 'J Dilla' Yancey.

(Words by Hsiao-Lan Liu)

For Those Of You Who Did Not Hear It The First Time...Casual Conversation With Francois K Video

Here is the edited video for your viewing. Though this was done out of courtesy to my fans and was not really a planned FB event, the information is valuable and rare. 

Francois is a wealth of knowledge and is a beacon to the landscape of the roots of underground and even commercial music today.

He happen to be in NYC in a special time when the connectivity of the underground music scene and the commercial radio were working together. FK has worked with some of our most legendary acts and recordings of our time. 

"Go Bang" is just one of them. 


Nightmares On Wax - 'Citizen Kane' Video + Ron Trent's Night Dubbin Remix

The Egungun spirit is alive.

Peep the music video for 'Citizen Kane' by Nightmares On Wax, featuring Mozez and Allan Kingdom. The music video is directed by award winning documentary filmmaker, James Burns, and features Langston Fishburne, son of Laurence Fishburne. Taken from the new album ‘Shape The Future’, out 26th January on Warp Records.

Listen to Ron Trent's Night Dubbin remix of 'Citizen Kane' below. Download/Stream it here

EDIT: This remix will be available to purchase in limited edition 12″ released Friday, December 1 on Warp Records via Inertia Music. 

The IT - 'Breeze' - New Vinyl Release + Music Video

"The morning dew

The flowers that bloom

The smallest ballerina

Dancing to the tune

Between the leaves

I had talked to trees

In the light of the sun

She leaps...she runs…

Without a care

I wish I could keep her there

Where she only dance with me

But then

No-one else could feel her touch

See her beauty and emotion

The things that I love so much

She leaves to come back

Just to begin

Time and time again


With a blink of an eye

….she’s gone

She’s free

She’s a breeze

A breeze from the wind, you see

She’s a breeze….


She’s a breeze

A breeze from the wind, you see

She’s a breeze


...She’s a breeze"

'Breeze' (FVW007)

Lyrics written and performed by Harry Dennis

Produced by Ron Trent for Future Vision World

Available to order on vinyl format from Rush Hour here

BPS (Blak Punk Soundsystem) - New Vinyl Release

Featured as the closing track on Don Letts' 'Culture Clash' show on BBC Radio 6, ' BPS Dub' is a haunting laid back dub that is the perfect accompaniment to your nightcap.

BPS Blak Punk Soundsystem is Available to purchase in vinyl and digital format below:









'The Place Inside' - Upcoming Vinyl Release 'Gemini Jazz' Preview

'The Place Inside' is a Latin tinged track which makes a fitting finale to Ron Trent's upcoming vinyl release 'Gemini Jazz', with breezy Brazilian style vocals complementing dreamy piano chords.

'Gemini Jazz' is available for pre-order from the below outlets:






Upcoming Vinyl Release 'Gemini Jazz' Preview - Side B 'The Tone'

The first track on side B of the upcoming vinyl release 'Gemini Jazz', 'The Tone' is Ron Trent's tribute to one of the most iconic musicians, Jaco Pastorious. As many fans will attest, Jaco was no doubt a musician who was light years ahead of his time, breaking traditions and boundaries and still influencing countless musicians today. The rawness and futuristic sound of Jaco lives on in 'The Tone'. 

'Gemini Jazz' is available to pre-order now from the below outlets:







Upcoming Vinyl Release 'Gemini Jazz' - Side A 'Storyteller' Preview

What A Party!

Thanks again to those who came out to the 14th Annual Silver Room Block Party this year, if you were one of around 30,000 people who showed up (almost double of last year's attendance of 16,000), you know that it was a very special event indeed! Click here to read more and see more of the festivities that went down at the Chicago Reader. (Click Photo for more)

(Above: The summer crowd enjoying the 14th Annual Silver Room Block Party during Pete Rock's set, photo courtesy of Alonzo Silvers for the Chicago Reader)

(Above: The summer crowd enjoying the 14th Annual Silver Room Block Party during Pete Rock's set, photo courtesy of Alonzo Silvers for the Chicago Reader)