Robbie Rivera

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Robbie Rivera
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Robbie Rivera at Winter Music Conference 2009
Background information
Birth name Roberto Rivera
Born (1973-08-07) August 7, 1973 (age 40)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Origin Puerto Rico
Genres Electro, house, dance, funk, tribal, progressive house
Years active 1996–present
Labels Juicy Music
Virgin/EMI Records
Website www.robbierivera.com

Roberto "Robbie" Rivera (born 1973) is a prolific house music producer and DJ born in Puerto Rico. He has an extensive catalog of original productions and remixes to his credit, ranging from tribal to progressive house, as well as incorporating garage and Latin elements.[1] He and his wife Monica Olabarrieta have homes in Miami and Ibiza. On October 28, 2009, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, with Rivera placing #95.[2]

Biography[edit]

Pioneering DJ and producer, Robbie Rivera, has officially released his latest single, WHAT TO DO NOW. Released worldwide via Rivera's Juicy Music record label, WHAT TO DO NOW, is already enjoying success on MTV, and is in heavy rotation on the channel's Top 5 video playlist. Additionally, the track currently holds the coveted #1 position on the Billboard Dance Club Breakout weekly chart. Featuring vocals by New York City's, The EKGs,Vibe Magazine has called WHAT TO DO NOW "a collaboration of high-BPM proportions." WHAT TO DO NOW has been embraced by notable DJs including Junior Sanchez, Henrix, Rivaz, and Maurizio Gubellini & Delayers, who have each contributed a creative interpretation of the track. The single and remixes have been supported by heavyweight DJs like David Guetta, Tiesto, Kaskade and more. Mainstays in dance music since the mid-1990, Robbie Rivera's compositions and production techniques have become staples of electronic dance music. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Robbie Rivera brought Latin influence and rhythms into a music genre previously dominated by European Techno and Chicago House. Since then, Rivera's dance music has continued to provide influence around the globe. In 1998, motivated by complete artistic control, Robbie Rivera and his wife Monica Olabarrieta launched their own record label, Juicy Music. Rivera has described the artistic motto at Juicy Music, as 'Tuff, Sexy House Music!' Artists who have collaborated with Robbie Rivera on remixes or compositions over the years include: Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Santana, Pink, Ferry Corsten and David Guetta. DJ Magazine has named Rivera one of its 'Top 100' most influential DJs as chosen by its readers. His international dance hit, BANG, was prominently featured during the television coverage of the Sydney Olympic Games. Robbie Rivera currently resides in Miami, Florida, where his Juicy Beach music festival has become one of electronic dance music's premier annual events, drawing A-list DJs and production talent, including members of Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Bob Sinclar, Dirty South and other well-known performers. Rivera's weekly radio show, Juicy Radio, continues to be heard around the world via radio stations in France, Italy, Brazil, and Argentina to name a few. Robbie Rivera can currently be seen live in concert on his MADE IN AMERA 2014 TOUR.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

The following list contains studio albums produced by Robbie Rivera.[3]

  • 2005 Do You Want More?
  • 2008 Star Quality
  • 2009 Closer To the Sun
  • 2011 Dance Or Die Series 1

EPs[edit]

This list contains extended plays by Robbie Rivera, his aliases and co-productions.[4]

Singles[edit]

This list contains singles by Robbie Rivera, his aliases and co-productions. It does not contain singles which were remixed.[5]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Title U.S. dance[6] UK[7] FIN[8]
2000 "Bang" 22 13 -
2001 "Feel This 2001" 1 - -
2002 "Sex" - 55 -
2003 "The Hum Melody" 1 - -
2004 "Burning" 1 - -
"Which Way You're Going" 1 - -
2007 "Float Away" - - 3

Aliases[edit]

This list contains the names of the aliases used by Robbie Rivera.[9]

Co-productions[edit]

This list contains the names of the co-productions of Robbie Rivera with other artists.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMO Records. http://www.imorecords.co.uk/house-2/house-artists/robbie-rivera-biography/ "Robbie Rivera Biography"], IMO Records' Retrieved on 29 March 2011.
  2. ^ "DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ's". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  3. ^ Albums
  4. ^ Extended Plays
  5. ^ Singles
  6. ^ Billboard.com, Robbie Rivera chart history
  7. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 464. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  8. ^ Finnish Charts
  9. ^ Aliases
  10. ^ Associated Acts

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See also[edit]