We are very pleased to welcome Sandy Rivera to take you back to his yesteryear of house music on bank holiday Sunday 30th April (NO WORK MONDAY) at Egg London.
As one of the most highly regarded producers of his – or any other – generation, Sandy Rivera’s place in house music history is already assured. Recording under both his own name and his legendary Kings of Tomorrow moniker, Rivera’s unparalleled creativity and gift for forging timeless house records have placed him in a league of his own, and without him the house landscape would boast a far less richly colored vista.
For many, Rivera will be best known for the seminal ‘Finally’, Kings of Tomorrow’s magnum opus and a record that stands as one of the finest vocal house record ever made. Released on Defected Records – a label with which Rivera has enjoyed a staggeringly fruitful relationship over the years – ‘Finally’ still resonated more than a decade later. However, to only know ‘Finally’ is to merely scratch the surface of Rivera’s exemplary catalog.
Long-players The Calling (1997), It’s In The Lifestyle (2000) and Trouble (2005) roundly demonstrate Rivera’s wide-ranging talents and ability to incorporate a vast array of stylistic influences into his music. Elements of soul, funk, disco, techno, pop and everything in between are commonplace in his records, Rivera drawing on the myriad influences Puerto Rican heritage and New York upbringing to craft records that are at once familiar and utterly unique.
Aside from his many solo offerings, collaboration has always been a key part of Rivera’s recording career, ‘SOTOM’ alongside Danish artist Noir and ‘I Remember’ with C.Castel – released on Rivera’s own Blackwiz Records – standing as recent highlights. Reacha little further back into the Rivera canon and you’ll find a sometimes overlooked gem, EBTG & Soul Vision (Rivera and Jose Burgos) ‘Tracy In My Room’ – a truly iconic record with Soul Vision’s rolling production perfectly complimenting Tracy Thor’s sultry vocals. Known for working with highly talented singers and songwriters Haze (‘Changes’), Robert Owens (‘Just Won’t Do’) and Elzi Hall (‘Show Me’) Rivera has found something of a muse in recent years in the UK’s April. Having previously released two EPs with April on vocals – ‘I Need To Love Me’ and 2013’s sensational’ ‘Fall For You’, ‘Bang’ via Ultra / Sony Music and their latest work “Burn So Deep” which see’s the duo return to Defected Records. 2015 started with a big club record ‘Physical’ released via hot new label Love & Other, and has so far seen Sandy Re-launch his label Deep Visionz, collaborate with Hector Couto for a release on Play It Down and remix the likes of Jennifer Hudson & R-Kelly.
In years to come, Sandy Rivera will be looked back on as one of the true greats of the scene; a pioneering artist whose passion for house music is continually realised in the music he creates. For now though he’s still busy creating his legacy: long may he continue.
Promised Land Sunday 30th April
@Egg Club 200 York Way Kings Cross N7
Let your chosen family know about promised lands next event and join the rest of your brothers & sisters at Egg London to celebrate life & love for House music.
Weather your into your early House music / New House Tech & Techno / Acid House / Funky Vocal & Deep House / Classic Disco, Funk & Nu Disco grooves we have got it covered spread over 4 areas of music.
Our events are not just about the name brand DJs. It’s not about the capacity of people it’s about the quality of people !! It’s about the music, the vibe, the love X
Djs spread over 4 rooms will be playing Classic House / Up front Tech House & Techno / Funky / Vocal & Deep / Classic Disco, Funk & Nu Disco
Classic House Room
Sandy Rivera (Kings Of Tomorrow)
Philgood & Ram
Up Front House Room
Clara Da Costa
Owen James & T Chung
Vocal Funky & Soulful House
Nico Da Funksta
80s 90s Disco funk & Soul
Dress code: Please make an effort / No track suits / smart trainer Ok
1st Release £10 SOLD OUT
2nd Release £15
3rd Release £20
4th Release £25
Students £10 B4 11pm on the door only.
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