Compelled to words by music since 2004, Ranta's words have appeared in such esteemed publications as Exclaim!, Georgia Straight, Tiny Mix Tapes, CBC Music, and PopMatters. He also regularly votes for the Village Voice Pazz & Jop and Juno Awards, and in all local, provincial, and federal elections, and he was a grand juror the year Tagaq won the Polaris Music Prize. Based in East Vancouver, he's been known to a rave and/or rant, cat whisper, play basketball, pessimistically root for the Canucks, and read far too many comment sections. He graduated with distinction from SFU in 2012, with a degree in music.
The most compelling electronic music of 2014 could be found in thoughtful experimentation and dancefloor-ready fun. But the ones who led the way tended to be pioneers who made their reputations doing just that.