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Ricard (Us)

Boulder, United States

House, Tech House

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space ibiza/Hed Kandi/manchester underground/ Audio Planet/Dirty Fabric

Ricard is from a musical family with parents who played everything from folk to rock to bluegrass. He learned guitar starting at age 11, and began to program computers about the same time. Fostering a love for all genres of music, he began to DJ in small bars, and parties while also playing guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums in live acts.

Ricard was influenced over the years by everyone from Parliament, to Nitzer Ebb, to Depeche Mode and New Order, to early house like Louie Vega, Tony Humphrys and Frankie Knuckles.

Ricard traveled the world for 10 years being touched by rhythms and melodies from Tunisia and Morocco, to Mexico, the Caribbean, east Asia, Australia, European Techno, Salsa, reggae, and more.

All of this has fused in to Ricard’s passion for rhythm, beat, and groove. This gets translated to the listener as an intangible emotional sensation that releases inhibitions and sets them free.

Ricard can be heard weekly at Absinthe House in Boulder, Colorado, and is traveling regularly, playing at Space-Ibiza (DJ Mag #1 Club in the World), Pukka Up Ibiza Boat Parties, Pukka Up Bar- Ibiza, SupperClub-San Francisco, Beta Nightclub- Denver (DJ Mag #1 Club in North America), NORAD- Denver, SIP-Vancouver, Republic- Vancouver, with upcoming trips to ADE Amsterdam, BPM Mexico, Las Vegas, SupperClub-LA, London UK, Manchester UK, Panama City- Panama, Mexico City, SolTronic Festival- Los Cabos, and Summer 2013 in Ibiza, Paris, Geneva, Barcelona, and Majorca.

Ricard’s latest releases including his remix of Stonebridge and Chris Kaeser featuring Krista Richard’s “Love Me” on Hed Kandi, are out now on Beatport, Juno, and Tracksource. As a part of the Manchester Underground Music 2011 ADE Sampler with “Climax” Ricard hit #1 on Juno Download, and top 100 for both Tracksource and Beatport. In collaboration with Paul Anthony and Atom Pushers, Ricard charted in the Top 100 Electro House with “Centipede”.

Ricard has performed with Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, John Digweed, John Rundell, Nic Fancuilli, Yousef, Heidi, Deetron, Sebastian Leger, Uner, Chris Kaeser, Nicole Moudaber, Mr C., J Paul Ghetto, Miguel Campbell, Boys Noize, Katy B, Nick Hussey, Jimmy Bell, Paul Anthony, Sammy Bananas, Jaceo, Andrew Wickes, Sam Walker, Matt Aubrey, Reece Brett, and many more.