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Interview with Puerto Rican DJ/Producer – Tall Rick + Exclusive Mix for The Hot Six

by The Hot Six on September 13, 2011

This month on The Hot Six, we have an interview and exclusive Hot Six-only mix with Puerto Rican DJ and producer, Tall Rick.  Hope you enjoy!

THS:  Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?  Where are you from?  Where did you grow up?  Where do you live now?

TR:  Yes, I’m from Puerto Rico, and I live here, too.

THS:  When did you start getting into electronic dance music?  Were you a clubber who turned into a DJ and then producer?  Did you come to it by way of being a musician?

TR:  I started when I was 12 years old buying a lot of vinyls, tapes, and then CDs.  I listen to rap, freestyle and new wave.  My first chance to play was in place call[ed] Voodoo Lounge.  Then I try in other great underground clubs.

THS:  Who were some of the DJs and producers you listened to when you first got into dance music?

TR:  Armand Van Helden and Todd Terry was for me the first DJs who I love to follow in the beginning.

THS:  Who are some of your current favorite DJs and influences?

TR:  Right now . . . I love so many.  In house: Axwell, Erick Morillo, Robbie Rivera, Roger Sanchez.  In Techno: Villalobos, Loco Dice, Claude VonStroke.

THS:  How does your background influence your music, your sound?

TR:  A lot . . . my base on my productions or in my sets have a lot of different percussions.  The real underground sounds are always in my groove.

THS:  What is the dance music scene like in your city? Are people supportive of DJs and producers?

TR:  Just a few good party events but no good underground clubs.

THS: Tell us a little about your latest production and how it came together?

TR:  Right now, I ready produce a great house track with Ivan Miranda from Colombia featuring the great MC Tory Davis . . . it’s A BOMB!!!  Afrojack-style and will be out soon on Robbie Rivera’s label, Juicy Music.

THS:  What are some of your favorite spots in your country or around the globe to party or play a set?

TR:  Ibiza, Miami, Barcelona!!!  Great places to party!!

THS:  If fans want to learn more about you, where can they go online to get more Tall Rick?

TR: Oh, yes . . . you can listen all to a preview of my next tracks on Soundcloud and my podcast mix show.  Also, buy my tracks on Beatport, Traxsource, iTunes, etc.

THS:  Where can we expect to see Tall Rick on the DJ/producer scene in the next five years?

TR:  Producing great tracks & remixes and still playing in new and greats clubs.

And, finally,

THS:  What are the names of six hot tracks you’re listening to right now?

TR:  1-Tall Rick & Ivan Miranda – Bring It
         2-Robbie Rivera – The Sounds Of Time
         3-Tall Rick & Ivan Miranda – Bring It (Tony Arzadon Rx)
         4-Wally Lopez – Esa Boca Linda
         5-Franco Cinelli – The Sound Of Violence
         6-Cold Play – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (SHM rx)

THS:  Thank you, Tall Rick.  Thanks for being a part of The Hot Six.

TR:  Cheers.

Bring It – Ivan Miranda & Tall Rick ft. Tori Davis
Ivan Miranda & Tall Rick Feat. Tory Davis – Bring It! by Tall Rick

And check out the exclusive mix that Tall Rick produced just for The Hot Six

Get the mix right now!
Exclusive Mix For THE HOT SIX by Tall Rick Muzik

Track List:
1-RasmusFaber & Altur Tumble – Wilder Sider (Pete Tong & Rogers Clubland Mix)
2-Chris Lattner – 93 Feet East
3-Hector Couto – Feelings
4-Adele – Roling In The Deep (Dave Matthias Rx)
5-Tiger Stripes – Rasmus Plays The Marinba
6- Pirupa – Im Going (Marco Effe & Romano Rx)
7-Aly-Us – Follow Me (Richard Dinsdale Rx)
8-John Acquaviva & Roy Rosenfld – Taster Choise
9-David Tort Vs Manufactured Superstars Vs Funkerman – Circus Jack
10-Tall Rick & Ivan Miranda – Lets Get Wild
11- Tall Rick & Ivan Miranda Feat Tory Davis – Bring It – Tony Arzadon rx

{ 1 comment }

joaquin November 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm

great interview, hi my friend.

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