Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Richie Santana is no stranger to music. Having starting DJing at the ripened age of thirteen, Santana began his professional career as a mobile disc jockey, working local house parties, sweet sixteen's and weddings. Not before too long, it was the mirrored balls** and flashing lights of nightclubs that called out to the dj and he landed a weekly gig at Staten Island's Club Morocco.From his club mixing, Santana became acquainted with Anthony Acid and Brutal Bill, who were known as prominent re-mixers and producers, and spent time in their studio and learning the ropes. Santanas first remix project was the white label version of the Eurhythmics Sweet Dreams, which is now a certified club classic. Following the success of Sweet Dreams, remixing opportunities began pouring in from major labels enabling him to add a touch of his expertise to already mastered records.Santanas unmistakable touch can be heard on countless records by artists such as Faithless, Amber, Mandy Moore, Aaliyah, Lee Ann Rymes, Boy George, Funky Green Dogs, And Donna Summers, just to name a few. As a result of hard work in the studio Richie has had several top ten records on the Billboard Dance chart, including Operatica Melancholy Rose, Gloria Estefan No Me Dejes De Querer, and Lucrezia Looking For Love.
With 2010 on the horizon and over 50 releases and counting worldwide, Rob has definitely made his mark amongst the best out there. From topping Billboard charts to Underground charts, Mr. Mirage seems to cover every angle. Best known to his peers for his versatility, he continues to amaze the club scene with his unique and pumping sound that ranges from the very deepest of house to the nastiest depths of the genre. Having multiple releases on monster labels like Defected, Strictly Rhythm, Stealth Records, Star 69 and Stereo Productions are just a few on a huge list on Rob's accomplishments. Along with his steady stream of massive releases he has also signed and licensed several tracks to such names as Simon Dunmore, Roger Sanchez, Carl Cox, Chus & Ceballos, Peter Rauhofer, etc. and the list goes on and on. Mr. Mirage is without a doubt a busy man these days. Aside from his Productions, Rob has been holding up a tight schedule traveling the world DJing, with a broad fan base that keeps him playing all year long. In his hometown New York he is a proven crowd pleaser to the scene. DJing all the Main Rooms including the world famous Pacha NYC, Cielo, Sullivan Room, Arena and many others. Also holding two steady residencies at major house music venues Deko and Love NYC. New York is home for this rising star and he is always welcome here.


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