Richie Santana is no stranger to music. Having starting DJing at the ripened age of thirteen, Santana began his professional career as a mobile disc jockey, working local house parties, sweet sixteen's and weddings. Not before too long, it was the mirrored balls** and flashing lights of nightclubs that called out to the dj and he landed a weekly gig at Staten Island's Club Morocco.
From his club mixing, Santana became acquainted with Anthony Acid and Brutal Bill, who were known as prominent re-mixers and producers, and spent time in their studio and learning the ropes. Santanas first remix project was the white label version of the Eurhythmics Sweet Dreams, which is now a certified club classic. Following the success of Sweet Dreams, remixing opportunities began pouring in from major labels enabling him to add a touch of his expertise to already mastered records.Santanas unmistakable touch can be heard on countless records by artists such as Faithless, Amber, Mandy Moore, Aaliyah, Lee Ann Rymes, Boy George, Funky Green Dogs, And Donna Summers, just to name a few. As a result of hard work in the studio Richie has had several top ten records on the Billboard Dance chart, including Operatica Melancholy Rose, Gloria Estefan No Me Dejes De Querer, and Lucrezia Looking For Love.
Realizing his passion for making music Richie decided to spend time producing his own records. Some of Richies, early tracks were released on "YOU Records" and was titled appropriately Tribal Pleasures. Tribal Pleasures recieved massive recognition and spins from the likes of known veterans to the game such as Victor Calderone, Steve Lawler, Chus & Ceballos, and Oscar G. His next release which was Drum Control was on the world-renowned label Stereo Productions. This record opened up many doors for Richie and his productions. After this record he became a Stereo artist where began to work on collaborations with artists such as Chus & Ceballos, Victor Calderone, Peter Bailey, Carlos Manaca and Luca Ricci. His next release Low Frequencies was a collaboration with Chus & Ceballos. This record was a huge hit overseas as well as in the US where he was also nominated for Best dance song of the year in Spain.