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Evan Pratten

Software Developer

The History of RetryLife



RetryLife (previously known as RetRY Life Music) was a Canadian electronic music collective based in London, Ontario, Canada. Founded mid-2015 by Evan Pratten and Nathan Desjardins, the group was dedicated to publication and distribution of experimental Electronic dance music produced by a small group of local friends who struggled to find their own platforms.

RetryLife distributed music via their Bandcamp webpage as well as a now-defunct YouTube channel showcasing songs with short music videos and audio visualizations.

Collaborations

RetryLife twice collaborated with Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts to compose and produce music for various shows put on by the school's students. These collaborations include two orchestral pieces, "Lightining" and "Superspark", composed by Evan, along with a full-length theatrical soundtrack for the 2017 student-directed show: "Imagined".

Near RetryLife's time of founding, Evan and Nathan also participated in an initiative to bring live orchestral samples into the game Warframe as a collaboration between Lester B. Pearson SFTA and Big Blue Bubble.

Artists

  • Evan Pratten (Co-founder)
  • Nathan Desjardins (Co-founder)
  • Russell Seck
  • Ben O'Brien (2017 only)
  • Garret Beukeboom (2015 only)
  • Corbyn (2015 only)
  • Joel (2015 only)
  • Amihan (2015 only)

Discography

Compilation Albums

  • X-MAS 02 (2017)
  • Sir Dankley's MGL Restaruant (2017)
  • Imagined (2017)
  • Lemons (2017)
  • Explosive Christmas (2016)
  • Intergalactic Swirlz (2016)
  • Flare (2016)
  • Project 39 (2015)
  • Silent (2015)
  • Enlarging Elephants (2015)
  • Bring the Onslaught (2015)
  • Insanitorium (2015)
  • Hypernova (2015)
  • Hidden Forest (2015)
  • Death Among Us (2015)
  • Gifted (2015)
  • Memories From the Past (2015, contains songs from prior years)

EPs

  • The Eternal (2017)
  • Radioactive (2017)
  • Reborn (2016)

Singles

  • Refresh (2017)
  • This Is Music (2017)
  • Future Basses (2016)
  • Spike it! (2015)

Project End

In late 2017, the members of RetryLife disbanded due to relocation.