Soft Riot is JJD; a former Vancouverite who has clocked in two decades of musical output in various bands and projects. Moving from Vancouver to London UK in the late 2000s, Soft Riot came into full being, having released a couple of acclaimed albums and EPs and staging numerous tours around Europe. Soft Riot now has set up camp in Sheffield, a small UK city with a history of innovative synthesizer music.
Soft Riot is where those paths and experiences meet in the here and now. Drawing inspiration from synthesizer-based film soundtracks of yesteryear, drones, early EBM, minimal wave, a bit of synthpop and a heavy dose of throbbing appregiated rhythms, Soft Riot is a science-fiction heavy sound that narrates the listener through today’s fractured post-modern world with hints of black humour.