Toe the Line EP

RBCHMBRS pushes the boundaries of sample-based production, drawing inspiration from hip-hop instrumentals and the groovy, upbeat sound of UKG to create a sound that is rich in depth and nuance.

RBCHMBRS’ latest release, the Toe the Line EP, is a departure from his previous work, aiming for a more stripped-down sound that is less experimental and more grounded in reality. Armed with his SP-404, RBCHMBRS strives to maintain a playful and innovative approach to his music, avoiding falling into a nostalgic trap that may prevent growth as an artist.

Thaniil’s diverse cultural background, with a Greek and Dominican heritage, exposed him to a wide range of musical styles from an early age. While he grew up listening to classic Greek music and disco through his mother’s love of dance, he was also surrounded by the eclectic mix of sounds in Queens, New York, which influenced his musical tastes and style.

Thaniil credits his history teachers, who introduced him to new cultures, and his father, a history buff, for instilling in him a respect for the classics and the importance of learning from the past. His musical foundation is rooted in the works of Madlib, Timbaland (especially his early work), Q Tip, Havoc, Alchemist, UKG, and the vibrant culture surrounding the NBA in the 90s, which greatly influenced him during his formative years.

Staying true to his roots, RBCHMBRS collaborates closely with his cousin, the critically acclaimed emcee/producer THERAVADA, who he worked with on the Earl Sweatshirt track “Sick”. Currently, RBCHMBRS is busy crafting a sprawling dance album alongside Tesh Curry. With such exciting projects on the horizon, RBCHMBRS’ fans can look forward to a lot of great music in the future.