DJ Robbie Rivera

Puerto Rican born and raised house DJ Robbie Rivera earned his chops the hard way on the island, spinning for whomever would hire him -- without the benefit of pitch control on his tables. Now a worldwide house phenomenon, he's got the pitch modulation down perfectly, as you can hear on his remixes for artists like Madonna, Sinéad O'Connor, Felix Da Housecat, Kylie Minogue and others whose names you know. His influence is felt even more deeply in the electronic music scene, via his Juicy Music label and its two offshoots, Juicy Tracks and 24seven. Rivera's busy schedule takes him through the Valley this weekend, spinning at Myst in Scottsdale on Friday, January 20, at the venue's House 7340 event. It's a 21-and-over party, and you can purchase tickets in advance for $10 at www.eventvibe.com.
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Brendan Joel Kelley