Juicy Beach 2011 w/ ROBBIE RIVERA & FRIENDS
Thursday, March 24, 2011
12:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Juicy Beach March 24, 2011 at Nikki Beach with Robbie Rivera, Tocadisco, Joachim Garraud,Umek, Alex Gaudino, Pleasurekraft, Bingo Players, Vandalism, Thomas Gold, Tommy Lee & Aero, EDX, Marcus Schossow, Abel Ramos, Maurizio Gubellini, Dero, Richard Dindale, Stonebridge, Oscar G, DMS12, Richard Vission, Tony Arzadon, Willie Morales, Tom Stephan, George Acosta, DJ Wady, Lizzie Curious, Sydney Blu, David Solano, Dim Chris & Antoine Clamaran.
Robbie Rivera's talent is recognized across the music industry and he is the first port of call for many an artist wanting the Rivera sound on their releases. Throughout the years, Robbie has been commissioned as a remixer by a wide range of international artists such as Faithless, Felix Da Housecat, Funky Green Dogs, Moloko, Sonique, RES, Sinead O'Connor, Victoria Beckham, Madonna, Ricky Martin, Santana, Harry Romero, Puretone, Kylie Minogue, Carlos Vives, Pink and Brandy, to name but a few.
With his heart in his Miami based studio, Robbie began his own label "Juicy Music" which is distributed by Unique in London. Through Juicy, Robbie reflects his individual style and traits to form the sound of Juicy, whilst also giving him the opportunity to work with many of his friends and successful collaborators. A pounding, sexy house feel with a love of melodies and vocals. His label has featured superstar producers like: Superchumbo, Antoine Clamaran, DJ Flex, Palash, DJ Rooster & Sammy Peralta, Willie Morales, Oscar G, Todd Terry, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso & Stonebridge.
The success of Juicy has taken Robbie to producing his very own album "Do You Want More" for Ultra Records and Independance in France.". The first single "Which Way You Going" reached the number one position earlier this year at Billboard Magazine and it will be re-released this summer via the UK label Toolroom. This year Robbie starts his Juicy Mix compilation series with its first release JUICY MUSIC ONE which will be distributed by the US power label Star 69. Keeping himself even busier, in February 2005 Robbie will be launching his two new branch labels 24seven and Juicy Tracks to please all Djs alike.
Rivera's studio work is mostly inspired by the gigs he plays around the world. The demand for Robbie as a DJ comes from the likes of Ibiza, Barcelona, London, Greece, France, Italy, Moscow, Budapest, Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, Canada, New York, Miami, and Latin America.
Alex Gaudino started his music biz career in 1993 in Flying Records and UMM.In 1998 with the support of the famous Italian record company TIME, Alex founded his own label, RISE Records and soon had a string of hit records like The Tamperer and Black Legend (Alex is the only Italian A&R with two # 1's in the UK sales chart ) and Robbie Rivera's “Bang”, thanks to which he got a nomination as best European A&R at the European Music Awards in London in 2000.He produced two singles in 2003 with Crystal Waters and Ultra Natè. “Destination Unknown” was played by all the key deejays, including Pete Tong and Judge Jules and reached the top of the UK Buzz charts.
There is Alex's touch behind Supacupa and Sambatucada (Gaudino da Costa) and his remix of “Is it cos I'm cool” by Mousse T left its mark on the summer of 2004. In 2005 Lil' Love “Little Love” was played by Pete Tong in exclusive at Nikki Beach in Miami during WMC 2005. The record came out on Positiva in UK and reached the top of the club charts; in 2006 Alex remixed Pete Tong & Chris Cox (Deep End), Mousse T (Horny) and James Kakande (You You You). Ministry of Sound released his single “Reaction” and his project Blue Lipstick “Head o ver Heels” came out on on Hed Kandi.
As a DJ, author and producer, Antoine Clamaran has turned the whole planet into a huge dance floor!His name is known as a synonym with talent and success. He is also famous for his never-ending quest of universal and irresistible sounds.Weekly resident on FG DJ Radio each Sunday from midnight to 1 A.M, also monthly resident on Fun Radio every third Saturday from midnight to 2 A.M, executive producer of 19 labels, an artist-reference according to many great names of house music, Antoine is following the road to success.
Appart from his numerous productions and remixes for international star DJs, he released a first album entitled "Release Yourself" in 2002, followed by four opuses of "Mix Inc." between 2003 and 2005. The single "Keep on Trying" was commercialized in May 2006, followed in June by "Dancefloor FG summer 2006", a mixed compilation which soon became a Gold Album.
Chester Deitz, AKA DJ Aero, is a born turntablist who in the past few years has blended his style of scratching, beat juggling and beat blending to make him one of the most exciting entertainers in the Industry.A true Hollywood story, in 1999, DJ Aero was plucked out of obscurity by Tommy Lee - from a submitted videotape - and immediately put on tour w/ Tommy's new band, Methods of Mayhem. At the time, Aero (well, Chester Deitz) was the West Coast Regional Training Manager for Buffets Inc.
Approaching 2004, having traveled the world and having played throughout the United States on various gigs and with various outfits, Aero has performed in nearly every stadium and event center.DJ Aero, mostly a hip-hop and West Coast-inspired turntablist, is one of the most high-profile and active members of the world famous "Heavyweights" crew - a Disc Jockey collective featuring dj's for Snoop Dogg, Everlast, Korn, and Dilated Peoples.
DJ Aero is currently well-recognized as the resident dj and sound designer for the Tony Hawk Boom Boom Huck Jam Tour - the most popular extreme sports tour in the country. DJ Aero also tours around the world with Tommy Lee as a duo with Aero spinning the wax that is hooked up to an array of FXs & custom gismos controled by Tommy.
Edgar V has been quietly earning his repertoire in and around the dance music world. Synonymous to his personality, it may be difficult to tell during and after one of his signature prolific Progressive house/Trance sets. Filled with a masterful blend of orchestral strings, ethereal vocals, uplifting synth patterns with a spunk of tribal bass filled house. Owning residencies in Miami's most infamous dance clubs Edgar V has been on the forefront of Miami's dance music.
Edgar began spinning at clubs in the then infant South Beach club movement with a start at Les Baines a heavily popular club in early 90’s. As the scene grew “bigger” and “better” Edgar lead the way holding residencies at influential clubs such as KGB, Liquid, Shadow Lounge, and Club Space. Soon Edgar became a staple and unsung hero behind all the clubs he played at. Creating energy filled memorable nights transcending a buzz around him after each night.
Helping his clubs not only become local favorites some of the most heavily talked about and known clubs on planet earth and making them an absolute stop of every major touring DJ. In early 2000 in collaboration with Club Space Miami Edgar’s debut mixed compilation Trancemission became a favorite among Trance fans world wide. Playing along the worlds elite list of DJs such as Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto, George Acosta, Judge Jules, and Carl Cox Edgar V has earned their respect being “hand picked” by Oakenfold to Open for at infamous sets such as Spacefest ’01 and invited by Van Dyk to play along with him at his party in Berlin Vandit. Being mentioned in publications as Mixer Magazine, BPM, D’Vox and credited in albums by Deep Dish and Oakenfold the buzz around Edgar V cannot go unnoticed. Already Making his mark globally Edgar V has played, Ibiza, Berlin, Mexico, Peru, Tokyo, Canada, Panama, and major clubs in the United States along with headlining some of the worlds biggest festivals and showcases. Gaining more residencies along the way and praise from the industries most talented and successful dance music leaders Edgar V is not looking back.
Enormous Diverse Xample (of a genius) might not be an accurate but for sure a possible interpretation of the three letters EDX. Productive and successful for more then a decade, Italian native Artist, Producer, DJ, and multi-talent EDX, has been and still is a well known name in the dance since in and outside of his home base Switzerland. First time appearing in 1994 in the local dance scene as a mixer of various cassettes for then famous club Tarot, EDX climbed up the ladder of recognition, teaming up with Leon Klein and creating their project B2B as well as their own record label Club Control (with Intergoove/warner till 2002). They started to release their own productions which led to collaborations and remixes for big acts like Michael Procter, Armand Van Helden, DJ Tremendo, DJ Dado, Steve Angello, Pino Arduini or Kool & The Gang to name but a few.
Now after having a creative break for more then three years, EDX is back on the block with a huge impact!! Taking off again in 2007 with his remix for Dubfire’s hit “Roadkill”, an armada of internationally acclaimed artists were requesting remixes from this man who seems to be on fire at the moment. The result can be heard in currently every house-djs sets playing his remixes he produced for Armin van Buuren, Sucker DJs, Sikk and last but definitely not least Deadmau5.
Trance, whether you like your trance melodic and uplifting, or hard and fast, trance by any definition is here to stay. From the warehouse parties of the late 80’s to car commercials in 2001, trance has become part of the new millennium, part of our lifestyle. And all because of DJs like George Acosta. George proves every time he puts a needle on a record that "trance”, whatever the label, has changed, evolved, become a lifestyle, a culture… as well it should. With over 15 years of experience as a DJ and producer, George has helped change and evolve trance from an underground movement to massive festival experiences throughout the world. “George Acosta is probably America’s most unique DJ and has undoubtedly been a major force in shaping the sound of trance in Miami and beyond” says fellow DJ Dave Ralph. George Acosta is America’s representative in the global Trance scene.
Coming up playing warehouse parties in his native Miami, he then went on to producing tracks of his own with such international hits like Planet Soul, Emotions, Taking Over Space, R U Awake and The Reaper. He then made the next logical step for a successful DJ/producer and opened his own record store, Grooveman Music in Miami.He knows his crowds so well because he is just as big a fan as they are of his music. Just like the thousands he plays for, George Acosta lives it. George tries to maintain a close connection to the people who come to hear him play because like them, he discovered the music as a fan first.
Born in Nantes on September 27th, 1968After having perfectionned his piano and percussions for seven years at the conservatory, he decided to move toward electronic music.Along with Laurent Garnier, he started as a DJ at the Boy, the Parisian club that first initiated the discovery of the techno phenomenon in France. He then successfully tried some music production with Maxximum radio station, number one national 100% dance radio station (CTL group).
Becoming the pioneer of numerical music, he created his own recording studio in the middle of Paris, which allowed him to remix, compose or produce artists such as David Guetta, Jean-Michel Jarre, Paul Johnson, Deep Dish, David Bowie, OMD, Kylie Minogue, Mylène Farmer, Cassius, Ceronne, Moby, Robbie Rivera... and many more.Joachim developed a new concept, blending Deejaying and musical improvisation, thus giving a true concert, a unique live performance which soon gave him the opportunity to perform all over the World.Today, he is surrounded by a big community with the Space Invader mascot.
Marcus Schossow is a very rare individual. He shines at whatever he throws his hand to, and whether that’s performing to thousands or producing for the masses – he’s on a mission to reinvent dance music, and he’s off to a flying startThis reinvention started with his smash 2007 track Mr White, whereby fusing futuristic techno, with filthy house and a subtle smattering of trance; his sound automatically became appealing to a whole host of DJs and music fans alike. Marcus is part of a hot, new, elite set of young DJs and producers with dance floors around the world clamoring for his infectious presence and prodigious mixing.
Progresia and Tone Diary, his own projects, are establishing the ‘Schossow Sound’ while his work with fellow producer Thomas Sagstad has seen Tiesto, Axwell and Steve Lawler snapping up tracks like Hypnotizer and Crepusculo. World-renowned Dutch outfit Spinnin have given Schossow their full backing, making him their youngest signing to date. At only 22, Schossow is a serious force to be reckoned with. Further support comes from the A list including Pete Tong, Armin Van Buuren, Steve Angelo and Sander van Doorn, underlining Marcus’ increasing influence in the world of dance.
And it’s not just his ability as a producer that screams ‘watch this person’. Schossow is in demand around the world! America, Europe, the Far East and beyond are all calling out for gaps in his diary. In the short time Marcus has been around, he’s already clocked up some of the biggest gigs in the calendar: Dance Valley, Godskitchen , Sunrise Festival, Escape Into the Park, Zurich’s Street Parade and the Colours Festival are just some!
Oscar G, one-half of Murk, Liberty City and Funky Green Dogs, is regarded as one of America’s most successful DJs and producer / remixers. For over a decade, he has created literally hundreds of original productions and remixed the A-Z of the biggest-selling music artists in the world. The signature Murk sound is created with a dark feel, sultry tribal drums, pulsating basslines, unforgettable melodies and soulful vocals. Their songs are simply legendary. Oscar and partner Ralph Falcon forged a friendship in the second grade in Miami. They both began to DJ as teenagers and have worked non-stop towards their dream of reaching people with their music.
They gained inspiration and education by listening religiously to house greats like Frankie Knuckles, Tony Humphries, Junior Vasquez and their long time mentor / friend Danny Tenaglia. Growing up deeply rooted in their Cuban-American heritage while living in Miami, they got off to their true start in the winter of 1991, when Murk Records first stormed onto the dance music world with their debut collaborative creation, “You Got Me” as The Intruders. From that moment on, Oscar and Ralph went on to create an assembly of house classics that would forever be instilled in dance music history. From the eternal impact of the Sound Factory classic, Liberty City’s “Some Lovin’”, to the Billboard chart-topping staple by the Funky Green Dogs: “Fired Up!”, to the 2003 Twisted global epidemic known as “Dark Beat”, the Murk sound has truly been heard across the globe.
House music: it's more than just a feeling. For young turk Richard Dinsdale, it's a way of life. Although only a sprightly 24 years old, this new kid on the house blocks been living, breathing and bleeding dance music for the best part of a decade. His mouth-watering mix of tech-tinged electro and bass-heavy house is a regular fixture at leading London nightspot The Cross, his solid, groove-led productions snapped up by UK labels Renaissance, Kinky Vinyl, Big Love, SR2 and Toolroom. He also counts some of the scene's most successful movers n shakers - Erick Morillo, Mark Knight, Seamus Haji, Trophy Twins, Plump DJs - among his famous fans. So where did it all go right for Richard?
Skip back to the late Nineties, when as a schoolboy he got his first introduction to club culture through his elder sibling. He used to go out clubbing and have his mates come round the house, he recounts. They would be on the decks and then when they'd go out, I'd stay up listening to radio and recording sets. He was hooked. Which, given his familys own love of music, is unsurprising. Even when I was very young I remember my mum used to listen to old Motown records! Discos clearly in the Dinsdale blood.
Bitten by the house bug, 13-year-old Richard got himself a pair of decks. They were a pair of really dodgy belt drives! One broke, so I ended up hooking a tape player to the mixer, just so I could still practice on the other one. It was an unorthodox method, but while his school friends were busy on PlayStations and the like, Richard was busy honing his talents. So much so, in fact, that he was a winner of Muzik magazines Bedroom Bedlam award a couple of years later.
Don’t think, don’t question, just listen: it’s “Automatic” by Richard Vission, a new mix CD out October 4th, 2005 via his recently inked deal with Thrive Records. “Automatic” is the 10th release in Vission’s mix CD catalogue, and his first double CD ever. The first disc is an explosive 20 track mix featuring Mylo, Plump DJ’s, The Bravery, INXS and Green Velvet. Disc 2 is a collection of Richard Vission productions & remixes including three original Vission songs: “Automatic,” “Somebody” and “Freeze”, all featuring Stranger Days. The lead single, “Automatic”, is a wicked blend of dirty analogue basses, squelchy synths, nasty guitars and a hook that will stick in your head for weeks: "I keep searchin', searchin' for that perfect feelin."
Richard Vission’s musical career started when DJ culture was taking flight in Los Angeles. There were no superstar DJs to follow. It was just two turntables, a mixer and hours spent perfecting mixes, buying records, and making mixtapes. Vission's DJing style was so addictive that when he and his friends starting throwing house parties (literally, in someone's backyard), 2,000 kids would show up and be happy to pay $3 to get in. Local club promoters couldn’t help but notice, and booked the DJ responsible for them. As his club DJ career took off, Vission began working at a local radio station. He started at the bottom, working his way up for two years, building his street credibility at local events, always a mixtape ready in his pocket, until the chance came: “They didn't have a DJ to mix so they played my tape. More than 100 people called in asking, ‘Who was that mixing?!?’” The response opened the door to hosting and mixing Power 106's POWER TOOLS. Now at fourteen years, it’s the longest running underground mix show in America, and it won Vission the 2003 DanceStar Award for Best Radio Show.
StoneBridge is an artist that needs little introduction. If you’ve danced in a club, the chances are you’ve danced to a StoneBridge production. His unique brand of sexy house music has ruled dance floors for 20 years, regularly crashing into the charts across the world. As a DJ his ability to move a crowd has seen him travel the globe, rocking parties everywhere from Sydney to San Francisco to Seoul to Sao Paolo.
In October 2004, StoneBridge released a long awaited debut artist album ‘Can’t Get Enough’. The album received overwhelming international acclaim, selling huge amounts and spawning the massive hit singles ‘Put ‘Em High’ and ‘Take Me Away’, both hitting the UK Top. With fans around the world desperate for more StoneBridge released his follow up artist album ‘Music Takes Me’ in 2007 to similar ecstatic reaction with the singles ‘SOS’, ‘You Don’t Know’ and ‘Close To Heaven’. In 2010 StoneBridge released his third artist album ‘The Morning After’ with the title track and second single ‘Trip’en’ having continued the StoneBridge success story, blasting out of radios everywhere and charting highly across the world.
With a seemingly endless supply of superlative talent, it is little surprise that Canada have now produced one of the most exciting female producers / djs on the scene in the shape of Ottawa native Sydney Blu. The ethos that constant effort and stubborn belief reaps just rewards has never been more true than with Canada's first lady of house, and Sydney's transformation from bedroom obscurity to global recognition has been nothing short of spectacular.
Her first compilation YTO 2004 swiftly became one of Canada's top releases of the year and was an early indication on how the electro tinged tribal house scene was to influence her sound.Sydney was instantly catapulted into the minds of the electronic music world, and seemingly overnight she began guesting at venues that included the legendary Stereo and began a residency at North America's number one nightclub Guvernment whilst becoming one of the most in demand djs on the Canadian circuit.
You need a sense of humour if you are to survive in this lark and anyone who names themselves after a brand of petrol could reasonably be described thus. (For those of you not fluent in Portuguese ? and shame on you if you aren't ? Superchumbo roughly means Super-unleaded petrol in Portugal, something that has caused outbreaks of uncontained mirth among the Iberian Peninsula DJs.) Still, it's an improvement on Tom Stephan's previous moniker, Tracy & Sharon, which caused such confusion over the years that folk kept asking, "So if you're Tracy, where's Sharon?" There never was a Tracy or a Sharon, only a Tom.
It's the sort of twisted outlook on life that can only be attributed to someone raised on a strict diet of John Waters movies and Nitzer Ebb records. Born and raised in a teeny town, Olean, outside Buffalo in upstate New York, Stephan's path from there to here has been strewn with the detritus of a life lived on gas mark 11. Having resisted house's winsome charms in favour of his beloved Nitzer Ebb, Depeche Mode and other electronic bands of that ilk, he was lured to the Sound Factory in New York by a friend. "I wasn't very keen on it," recalls Tom, "because I didn't really like the idea of house music. Anyway, he took me to there and I was totally converted overnight into a house head."
As the drummer for Mötley Crüe, Tommy Lee helped them quickly build a fanatical following, after issuing their debut album, Too Fast for Love, on their own independent Leathur label. Elektra Records decided to sign the band shortly thereafter, reissuing their debut, as the band began a string of hit releases throughout the decade -- 1983's "Shout at the Devil," 1985's "Theater of Pain," 1987's "Girls, Girls, Girls," and 1989's "Dr. Feelgood" -- establishing the quartet as one of the biggest hard rock/metal bands of the '80s. The band took rock theater to a whole new level, especially Lee, whose drum solo centered around such crowd-pleasing gimmicks as his entire kit revolving and spinning, while he continuing to bash on the skins.
Lee formed a similarly styled outfit, Methods of Mayhem, issuing a self-titled album the same year and touring behind it. Although Lee had little to do with Mötley Crüe after splitting, he agreed to take part in their 2001 tell-all autobiography, The Dirt. In addition to his musical output with the Crüe and M.O.M., Lee has made guest appearances on albums by other artists (Stuart Hamm -- The Urge, Nine Inch Nails -- Downward Spiral, Rob Zombie -- Hellbilly Deluxe), contributed a solo song, "Welcome to Planet Boom," to the soundtrack of then-wife Pamela Anderson's 1996 movie, Barb Wire, and produced an album for the pre-Goldfinger project from John Feldmann and Simon Williams, the Electric Love Hogs. He parted ways with M.O.M. partner Tilo and began recording with members of Incubus and the Deftones.
Through time, he eventually started recording songs featuring himself almost exclusively, and by the time it came to release the results, it was released as his first solo album. The CD, 2002's Never a Dull Moment, reflected his love of rap metal and electronica and featured little of the Motley Crue swagger he was famous for. Three years later, he and Mötley Crüe reconvened for the greatest hits package Red, White and Crüe. A monumental reunion tour, The Red, White & Crüe Tour 2005: Better Live Than Dead, the band's first in six years, coincided its release. In the midst of the band's resurgence, Lee also prepped himself for his turn in the reality TV spotlight and a new solo album. Tommy Lee Goes to College, which featured Lee taking classes and playing in the marching band at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln