Rob Paine

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Rob Paine’s roots run deep. From the moment he really felt music as a youth, he knew where his mind, body, and soul would take him on his life’s journey. That passion has provided the foundation for a diverse and eclectic musical immersion ever since. He has been on a rapid rise from bedroom mix tapes to underground events to DJing internationally since he started out in 1993. He, along with his Circle Production crew, created and curated some of the most epic parties in Philadelphia throughout the 90’s. In parallel, he began to flex his music theory education and production expertise by creating a broad range of songs across a myriad of genres such as house, techno, reggae, broken beat, dub, and down-tempo.

Rob formed WORSHIP RECORDINGS in 1998 along with Dan Thompson and Zack Eberz. This brand clearly reflected his vision to pay respect to the roots of music while inspiring himself and others to innovate for the future. In fact, in 1999 he was awarded the “Most Innovative Producer” by the Philadelphia City Paper.  During that time, he and Zack began using the SOLOMONIC SOUND name for their productions and as a vehicle for releasing their dub-influenced house and techno tracks on Worship. Rob also released as a solo artist and collaborated with Wamdu’s Chris Udoh for early Worship releases. 

Now with his passion reinforced by the labels’ success and critical industry acclaim, Rob’s unique sounds were soon being released on labels like Large, Tango, Shaboom, and Grayhound to underground and commercial success. In addition, his productions were also licensed to labels such as Bedrock, Fabric, and NRK as part of compilations.

Soon after, another canvas was unveiled as a tapestry to showcase the Worship Recordings productions and artists: the SHAKEDOWN parties. Rob, Willyum, and Zack launched Shakedown in 2002 and they are still going strong today, evidence that music – done right, is enduring. Rob’s events always feature incredible sound via the “Solomonic Sound System” that he and his crew developed and have fine-tuned to audiophile quality for discerning DJs and dancers. That same uniqueness and quality is evident in his custom-designed studio… apparent when you hear Rob’s production and remix work.

The world has been the recipient of Rob’s talents through his performances across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, and London in iconic clubs/parties such as Fabric, PS1, and Deep Space. Rob has also held down residencies in New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, and Miami, and has played at festivals such as the massive Shambhala & Soundwave festivals in British Columbia. In 2012, Rob and Francisco Collazo established ‘goodie’… a series of special monthly underground events highlighting the facets of techno while hosting local and international talent. As 2017 comes to fruition, be on the look out for Worship’s new dub techno event ‘Universal Delay’.

Collaborations, productions, remixes, and releases continue to abound for Rob on Worship Recordings, LeftRoom, I Recordings, Hallucienda, Yoruba, Doin’ Work, Dubwise, ZamZam Sounds, Kaato and on compilations like one done by Maceo Plex in 2013. Releases under the CIRCLE moniker with partner Keith Landis, a RISE 8 collaboration with Gerhardt Koerner, and through his HEIGHTS & WORSHIP and RMP aliases… are making chart waves worldwide.

With his musical roots, proven success as a label owner / producer / DJ / event creator, and with his innovative approach to melding electronic dance music… Rob Paine is one of the music icons in the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love and across the world. His commitment to the city and the world’s music lovers is unwavering and his unique and diverse vision will ensure his success and our enjoyment into the future. 


 D I S C O G R A P H Y




rob paine ‘let it ring’ – vurt audio  1998

rob paine ‘christian street princess ep’ – worship  1998

solomonic sound ‘beating heart’ – worship  1999

kidz on christian street ‘hooked on satisfaction’ – worship  1999

rob paine ‘never can say goodbye’ – grayhound  1999

solomonic sound ‘night life’ – worship  1999

rob paine presents ‘divine conception’ – worship   2000

solomonic sound ‘come fi mash it’ – worship   2000

solomonic sound ‘remember garnett’ – tango   2001

stick & move ‘the sound’ – fiji    2001

solomonic sound ‘children of israel’ – worship/shaboom    2002

rob paine ‘blessed jah’ – sunday best-UK & white   2002

rob paine + willyum feat lady alma ‘no reply at all’ white   2002

rob paine + hollis p. monroe ‘feelin good’ – white  2002

rob paine ‘excerpts from the past’ – deep explorer  2004

trinity all-star’s ‘dem a come ep’ – worship  2004

hippe + rob paine ‘new beginnings’ – large  2005

rob paine ‘rock it’ – jah love  2005

rob paine feat don abi ‘a little bit of faith’ – suns bar  2007

rob paine feat lady alma ‘this is the life’ – worship  2007

rob paine + willyum feat bohiti ‘time’ – worship  2007

rob paine + someone else ‘blazin’ – worship  2011

rob paine + charles lazarus ‘ho’s & bro’s’ – worship  2012

rob paine + charles lazarus feat rootz underground ‘enlighten me’ – worship  2012

circle ‘deep breathe’ – worship  2012

rob paine + neil kurland ‘foundation’ – worship  2012

circle ‘music & emotion’ – worship  2012

circle feat rise 8 ‘what you see/control’ – leftroom limited  2013

heights + worship ‘teach den’ – zamzam sounds  2014

circle ‘dark waves ep’ – worship  2014

rmp ‘shashamane’ – i records  2014

heights + worship ‘teach dem’ – worship  2015

circle feat rise 8 ‘gone too deep’ – worship  2015

heights + worship ‘crucify me’ – zamzam sounds  2015

circle ‘in flight entertainment ep’ – dubwise records 2016

rob paine + someone else feat el feco ‘high grade roll’ – worship  2016

rob paine, heights feat rich medina ‘philadelphia’ – worship 2016

circle ‘forward’ – worship 2016

alex burkat + rob paine ‘herbman’ – worship 2017

rise 8 ‘hitting head on’ – leftroom 2017

circle ‘full life’ ep – worship 2017

tanner ross + rob paine ‘number one’ – worship 2017

heights + worship ‘selassie’s song’ – zamzam sounds 2018

rob paine, heights ‘in the dub tonight’ – worship 2019





dj decent ‘where you at (rob paine remix)’ – stickmen  1998

rocket ‘standyby (solomonic remix)’ – worship  1999

håkan lidbo ‘trinity (solomonic remix)’ – worship  2000

nectar ‘bloodgrass (divine conception remix)’ – worship  2001

universal agents ‘lemon pie (solomonic agents remix)’ – worship  2001

succulent ‘freshly (solomonic remix)’ – worship  2002

tigerhook vs solomonic ‘third eye (solomonic i remix)’ – worship  2002

trey smith ‘freaks of space (rob paine remix)’ primal  2002

flowchart ‘broken and blue (rob paine remix)’ – warmth  2003

systemwide ‘people of the book (rob paine remix)’ – bsi  2003

jeff bennett ‘nudging the dub (solomonic remix)’ – worship  2003

army of one ‘solomonic’s revelation’ – worship  2004

michael devellis ‘funkalicious (rob paine remix)’ – citrona  2005

moqito ‘it comes to me (rob paine + willyum full up remix)’ – shakedown  2006

razoof feat lady alma ‘i just want to thank god (rob paine remix)’ – world club music  2007

fort knox five ‘not gonna take it (rob paine remix)’ – fort knox  2009

miguel migs feat caplet on ‘the system (rob paine remix)’ – om  2012

empresarios ‘volume (rob paine remix)’ – fort knox  2012

dub campaign ‘live for today (solomonic/rob paine remix)’ – dub campaign  2013

prowler ‘automagically (rob paine + someone else remix)’ – natural rhythm  2013

alexander aural ‘the brother’s (someone else + rob paine remix)’ – frequenza  2013

razoof feat lutan fyah ‘you say this (heights + worship remix)’ – poets club  2014

thomas blondet ‘savo vado (heights + worship remix)’ – rhythm & culture  2014

13th ave EP ‘back in time (rob paine move like this remix)’ – dubwise records 2016

atom & eev ‘one more situation (rob paine one more shituation remix)’ – kaato music 2017

andrey slam feat miss n & timur  ‘what you want (rob paine & willyum’s shakedown remix)’ – leftroom 2017

mike steva ‘freedom (rob paine deep drum dub)’ – yoruba 2017

i yahn i arkestra ‘dread locks tree dub medley (rob paine remix) – worship 2019

reverse commuter ‘they move so slow (circle remix) – halucienda (release date tbd)

adam curtain ‘every now & then (rob paine remix)’ – leftroom (release date tbd)



———————————————————————— mixed by rob paine – worship  2002

solomonic sound ‘neva dead, the dj collection’ – worship  2009

philadelphia comp no.1 – worship 2016

got miami on the mind – worship 2017

philadelphia comp no.2 – worship 2019