Notably influenced by the electronic scene, RE explores the dark sides of instrumental hip hop and mainly focus on heavy and aggressive rhythms that build up the backbone of their pieces.
Born in 2002 under the hand of producers David Pieffet & Alain Decrevel, the project is from its beginning completely turned towards the live-act. DJ G-Bart joined the duo from 2003 to 2010 to provide a significant addition to the live shows with his very own turntablism style.
With the experience acquired during numerous live appearances and the massive positive feedbacks they received under their belt, RE decided to start working on a studio release. In parallel, they provided themselves with new tools to refine their compositions and start exploring new grounds, collaborating with singers, MC’s and even rock bands. Reverse Engineering performed more than 80 live shows between 2003 and 2006, including support act of prestigious artists issued from labels such as Ninja Tune, Warp, Mo Wax, Jarring Effects or !K7 (DJ Vadim, Amon Tobin, DJ Krush, Airborn Audio, Cinematic Orchestra, Luke Vibert, Mira Calix, Unkle, High Tone, Ez3kiel, Mike Ladd, techno animal, blockhead, sixtoo, Kid 606…).
The visual aspect has also its importance in Reverse Engineering’s concept. Their live shows includes video projections of old sci-fi shots or a special creation in collaboration with the mapping festival which transcribe their sound universe on the projector screen.
2010, Reverse Engineering is back with a new ambitious CD, 4 years after they released their first album “Duck & Cover”. “Highly Complex Machinery” is released on French label Jarring Effects (High Tone, Ez3kiel, Brain Damage….). The album includes 12 great tracks – featuring American MC’s Blu RUM 13 (One Self) & M.Sayyid (Antipop Consortium), singer Jasmine and female croatian rapper Diyala.
2011, New collaboration with B.Dolan, «the storm never passed» on the 100th Jarring Effects release.