Soulier is an international live electronic music performer, producer, and multiple award nominee from Canada. In 2012, Calgary-based electronic music producer Ryan Hall created Soulier, both to produce melodic and dark tech house and techno music, and to perform multi-dimensional improvised live electronic music.
In 1994, he began a musical journey as a bass player performing with classical and jazz bands in his hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - during which time he won a scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. As a result of his exposure to classical and jazz, his musical style was solidified in improvisational techniques and theory – which has become a hallmark of his live electronic performance as a DJ.
In July 2014, he completed his first tour in China under the Soulier moniker - with performances in Beijing, Tianjin, and Changsha. He has also twice performed in front of thousands on the electronic stage at the popular china-wide Strawberry Music Festival. Soulier continues to expand his touring in China through 2015 and 2016, having expanded his tour in China including performances in Beijing, Tianjin, Wuhan, Changsha, Xiamen, Guilin, Shanghai, Ningbo, and Guangzhou. 2016 was a busy year for Soulier, with a tour in Mainland China, and two releases including the Mandarin EP, and his third full album release titled Outer Circuitry.
Three of his albums received nominations in 2015, 2016, and 2019 by the Western Canadian Music Awards. His work garnered another nomination by the Calgary Music awards for Best Electronic Artist of the Year in 2016. Ryan is a co-founder and Board Member of the Oscill8 Collective, and sits on the board for the Indigenous Gathering Place in Calgary. His most recent release, Therapy, is now available on all streaming platforms.