Downtown Music Publishing Signs, RJD2, Creator of 'Mad Men" Theme
April 13, 2015 at 1:49 PM (PT)
DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING has signed a publishing agreement with the critically acclaimed songwriter, producer and DJ RJD2, creator of the distinctive theme music for "Mad Men."
The PHILADELPHIA-based RJD2, born RAMBLE JON KROHN, is known for his signature blend of hip-hop, electronica, rock and jazz, achieved both as a DJ as well as with a live band. Since releasing his 2002 critically acclaimed debut album '"Deadringer," RJD2 has put out a total of eight studio albums, five EPs, a number of collaborations and other productions.
In 2007, his album "Magnificent City Instrumentals" gained recognition after its closing track "A Beautiful Mine" was selected as the theme song for AMC's hit series 'Mad Men.'
In addition to being a fixture in the DJ/electronic music circuit, he also owns and operates his own record label, RJ'S ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS.
This month will see the release of "STS x RJD2," a collaborative hip-hop album produced by RJ with vocals provided by rapper STS, who's previously appeared on THE ROOTS' album "How I Got Over" and as a writer on CIARA's single "Oh." In the coming months, DOWNTOWN will be collaborating with RJD2 in developing an exclusive collection of music for film and television through its licensing division, DMS.FM.