For now let us focus on who Sandy Rivera is and what you can expect from our 11th birthday party on Saturday May 23rd 2015 -Tickets on Resident Advisor
Sandy Rivera plays Simply Salacious May 23 2015 - Plan B Brixton
For most, it was Sandy’s modern day 2000 classic Finally as one half of Kings of Tomorrow that bought him to their attention.
Featuring the vocals of Julie McKnight, the dialogue between a dead woman and God transformed through Sandy’s production into one of the most revered house tracks of all time.
It was seven years prior to Finally that a chance meeting with the legendary Burt Bacharrach led to Sandy’s foray into full time production. With funding from the man behind countless hit records of his own and an obvious eye for talent, Sandy set up Blackwiz Records and released tracks such as D’Menace, Fade II Black, Open Your Mind, My Love Is Real, Young Hearts and countless others in a prolific spurt of creativity. Come Into My Room, released on Sandy’s other imprint DEEPVISION spawned a new strand of electro disco-house sound, soon found to be infiltrating the works of everyone from EBTG (Tracey In My Room) to commercial big-hitters like Kylie Minogue.
Since the release of Trouble, Sandy has turned his hand to various compilations – including Ministry of Sound Sessions and Kings Of Tomorrow Defected ITH – and has a magnitude of production credits on tracks and mixes for the likes of Craig David, Moby, Fedde le Grand and Everything But The Girl.
Away from the plug-ins, knobs and other countless buttons that proliferate his mixing desk, it’s on the dance floor where Sandy reigns supreme. Playing to both the underground and the overground, demand for his timeless abilities has never been higher. His blend of uplifting house, chilled tech-beats, funked-up rhythms and the ability to drop down into the depths of grinding progressive house make him one of the most versatile and natural artists in the world.
The name Sandy Rivera means more than just a collection of records – more than just ‘house’. It means a legendary sound split across different genres, breaking boundaries and making people listen. It’s the anticipation for what’s next, the wait for whatever tracks are just around the corner. He is without doubt the King of Tomorrow and the master of yesterday – he is Sandy Rivera.
The venue : Plan B Brixton
The full line up : Sandy Rivera, Paul Trouble Anderson, Sy Sez & Peter Borg with a live PA from April Morgan
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