Episode 10: Interview with Robbie Rivera! Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Robbie Rivera is known for producing “tuff, sexy tribal house music”. In 1998, motivated by complete artistic control, Robbie Rivera and his wife Monica launched their own record label, Juicy Music. Artists who have collaborated with Robbie Rivera on remixes or compositions over the years include Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Santana, Faithless, Basement Jaxx, Deadmau5, Tiesto, Kaskade, Pink, Ferry Corsten and David Guetta. DJ magazine has named Rivera one of its ‘Top 100’ most influential DJs as chosen by its readers. Mr. Rivera produces the weekly radio show called “The Juicy Show” which airs weekly on SiriusXM and around the globe.
Episode 19: Interview with Jax Jones! Jax Jones is a London-based DJ and producer whose sunny, uplifting house tracks incorporate a wide range of musical influences. Born Timucin Fabian Kwong Wah Aluo in 1987, he grew up listening to rap, gospel, Afro-beat, and numerous other genres and began making beats as a teenager, initially as a hip-hop producer. He got into house music after meeting Duke Dumont, and the two collaborated on the song “I Got U,” which became an immediate hit when it was released in early 2014, topping the U.K. singles chart. Jones released his debut single, “Yeah Yeah Yeah,” in 2015, and co-wrote Dumont’s summer hit “Ocean Drive.” In 2016, Jones released the single “House Work,” featuring British vocalist MNEK and Chicago house veteran Mike Dunn. Featuring vocals from U.K. singer RAYE, Jones’ next single, “You Don’t Know Me,” became his biggest solo hit yet, reaching the Top Ten on numerous charts around the world. He followed up in 2017 with the Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don-assisted “Instruction.”