Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Ryan discovered electronic music in his late teenage years. After DJing for a few years, he took the next logical step by beginning to produce his own music in the Fall of 2003. Drawing on artists such as Plastikman, Matthew Dear, Stewart Walker and a heavy dose of Magda DJ sets, Ryan focused his attention on percussive programming, dubby basslines, and dark atmospheres. By expressing a tireless work ethic in the studio, Ryan was soon noticed for his efforts by local Detroit label, Beretta Music. Not long after this, Ryan signed music to Cologne based label Trapez Limited just one year after he began writing music.
In between the signing and release of his first record, Ryan also put together a four track mp3 EP for the Montreal based Archipel Net-Label. His music has also appeared on two various artist compilations for TicTacToe records and Year of the Machine recordings.
In the Summer of 2005, Ryan played his first international dates with impressive live performances in Berlin, and Cologne.
Ryan also records as Berg Nixon for Richie Hawtin’s M_nus label, Visionquest, Ian Grosson and Birds & Souls.