Base 9 / QLTD / Shane Ries
1985 – 1988 Shane Ries started his career by forming one of the most respected Mod bands in Los Angeles called The Key. The band headlined shows with such acts as Fishbone, The Untouchables, No Doubt, Bad Manners and The Question selling thousands of records worldwide through the well-known London basedMod Label Unicorn Records.
1997 – 2003 Base 9 began and moved into Electronica, Hip Hop and Neo Soul music, with sales and distribution around the world. Such artists as Rebirth, Dr. Onionskin & Alfa One Seven made lots of noise for the label selling & touring worldwide including cross promotional events with Vans, Rip Curl, C1rca, Skate Jam 2000, Project 3, Glen Fest and The X-Concerts. Rose Pierce at Ruffhouse/Ovum/Columbia, hired Base 9 to head the L.A. Street Team promoting artists Lauryn Hill, Cypress Hill, Pras, Josh Wink, and Wyclef.
2004 – 2006 Music Licensing became the next step. Base 9 clients have included VANS, MTV, VH1, Fox Sports Network, Transworld “Feedback” DVD, Hardcore Candy TV, Atari/Infogrames, Sony Playstation 2 and Xbox, as well as, TV Shows like Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami, Khloe & Lamar and Buzzin just to name a few.
2007 – 2010 The company entered into film with two short films, The Parisian Incident nominated for Best Short Film at the Atlanta, Georgia International Film Festival and CYCLE, an official selection at the Playhouse West Film Festival in Hollywood, CA.
2011 – 2012 Base 9 placed music in many syndicated cable shows and films like Bomb it!, the first installment in the award winning Bomb It! Documentary Series, as well as, Bomb it! 2. Shane Ries was invited by The Whosoevers (Founder’s Sonny of P.O.D., Ryan Ries & Brian “Head” Welch from Korn) to film and produce a documentary of the growing Whosoever Movement. Base 9 also introduced four scenes of Raul Ries’ life to crowds at the Las Vegas Thomas Mack Arena featuring Brian “Head” Welch from Korn, Blindside and Flyleaf.
2014 – 2015 The Abraham’s Desert Movie Soundtrack and a new Base 9 Artist The Krook, release new music on iTunes and Amazon. The films, Abraham’s Desert and W 3sixty5, nominated for best Producer and best Director at the London film festival were put into final production and are set for Release in May. A feature film, Rise From Darkness is being written. It is the amazing story of Raul Ries’ tragic life that turns for the best. To be continued.