In the musical world of PETE RIVERA soul, latin, house and a comforting, relaxing atmosphere happily live next to each other. It’s place where turntable and mixing desk are the rhythm of everyday life and where a club is more than a functional location with a heavy bass system and an unapproachable bouncer. PETE RIVERA is a lively ambassador in the service of timeless music for people for whom age means nothing but a mere number: FOR ADULTS ONLY!
PETE RIVERA also is the mastermind of studio collective RIVERA ROTATION and was born in the south of Germany. Growing up in Ulm he was infected by seventies soul and the sound the American Forces Network radio station AFN from his early teens. Since 1985 he is a DJ in his own right playing a variety of styles from latin to house. Being a full-time Hamburg resident since 1988 and managing director as well musical advisor of everything which happens in and around Lounge club, he organized events with KRUDER & DORFMEISTER, NICOLETTE, JIMI TENOR, DZIHAN & KAMIEN, LE HAMMOND INFERNO among many others establishing Lounge club as one of the most successful and stylish hang-outs in Hamburg for – and that’s for quite a few years now!
PETE RIVERA is also the compiler of the renowned MUSIC FOR MODERN LIVING series which he conceives together with fellow label-owner MELLOW and plays out in like-minded clubs all over his home country of Germany.
Following his recent remixes for MO’ HORIZONS and tracks with deep-house-specialist VINCENZO (for the DRUM RHYTHM SOUNDCHECK compilations among ROCKERS HI-FI, PEACE ORCHESTRA and many others) PETE RIVERA last year released his first solo recording. LATINICA WITCH included a satin-soul-mix by VINCENZO and stayed in the top 20 of the German Club Charts for a steady two months. The new single ON THE BEACH (including remixes by Q-BURNS ABSTRACT MESSAGE - Eighth Dimension/Orlando/Florida - and Lounge-Records-signing LA TAVERNE DU LAC) plus the compilation FOR ADULTS ONLY are the perfect showcase for PETE RIVERA s unmistakable DJ style: an open-minded, organic flow, in which a classic latin track by CAL TJADER, a fresh boogaloo from a newcomer band like GRUPO X or captivating deep-house by DUBTRIBE SOUND SYSTEM (CD only!) sit smoothly next to the intriguiging electro-sound of LUOMO or MOOD II SWING’s party groove.