Relentless Beats presents Giant Wednesday featuring Robbie Rivera at Wild Knight in Old Town Scottsdale on Wednesday, April 4, 2012.
Robbie Rivera, born in 1973 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, had his first encounter with music when he was only 10-years-old. Buying records from acts like New Order, Depeche Mode and U2, it wasn't long before he started spinning records. "I was 13 and had two turntables and a mixer," he says. "I did not know what beat mixing was until it happened accidentally. I taught myself."
While improving upon his mixing skills, he took his first steps in producing music the old fashioned way. Said Rivera, "When I was about 15 years old, the richer kids had the instruments. One of my friends let me use his Roland drum machine all the time and he eventually gave it to me. I also had a real drum kit in my room." Steadily, he moved on. "I was sequencing beats at 16 and doing my own edits of tracks using a two track reel-to-reel machine." He continues, "Yes, it was real tape-splicing editing, back the! Definitely not computer kid's stuff!"
Wild Knight is one of the valley's hottest new clubs located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale's entertainment district. This sexy, unique boutique lounge was conceived by world-renown interior designer Mark Zeff and features a state of the art sound system and Vegas style bottle service.