Initially inspired by the 1930s Shanghai jazz scene, SRP’s genre-bending, border-traversing, retro-futuristic soundscape often uses poetic melodies to draw audiences into imaginary settings where unexpected adventures unfold with a dissonant and polyrhythmic palette. In the shadow of murmuring outer space particles, one might encounter a piano and vocal accompanied rainforest insect chirping for a mate against the backdrop of atonal analog synth lines, household item percussion, and lost and found street sounds from around the world.
SRP started out as a solo project of Dave Liang. Having cut his teeth as a producer within the Bad Boy Records system, Liang’s early works such as Instrumentals: Day - Night stood out for their organic synthesis of Chinese instrumentation and hip-hop. With Zodiac, SRP began expanding stylistically and brought choral music, electronica, and folk into its lexicon.
In 2011 Liang met multidisciplinary artist Sun Yunfan and the two soon started collaborating - first on music videos and live visuals and later on songwriting and production, beginning with 2015’s playful fusion album Life Elsewhere featuring longtime collaborator vocalist Zhang Le.
The duo's latest electronic album R.U.R. and singles Dubalonia Radio International and A148 mark a shift toward introspection: how to dream a different future and find balance in a changing world.