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Sandy Rivera

Surnom Kings Of Tomorrow, Soul Vision, Mysterious People
Naissance Drapeau des États-Unis États-Unis
Genre musical House
Labels BlackWiz, Deep Vision Records, Defected Records
Site officiel Site Officiel

Sandy Rivera est un producteur, DJ et patron d'un label américain. Natif de New York, il s'est installé maintenant au New Jersey.

Biographie[modifier | modifier le code]

Rivera a débuté sa carrière de DJ à l'âge de 13 ans chez lui, à Spanish Harlem, un quartier de Harlem. En 1992, il débute la production de house avec un son éloquent. Il a travaillé sous de nombreux pseudonymes comme Kings Of Tomorrow, Soul Vision ou Mysterious People, soit seul ou accompagné de Jose Burgos, Harikrish Menon ou Jay 'Sinister' Sealee. Il est le propriétaire de deux labels : BlackWiz (créé en 1993) et Deep Vision Records (créé en 1995).

Le titre le plus connu de Rivera est "Finally", sorti en 2000 sous le pseudo Kings of Tomorrow avec le label Defected Records, avec la voix de Julie McKnight. Il a atteint la 24ème place au UK Top 40 et la 17ème au Billboard dance chart. Ce titre est recensé dans beaucoup de compilations de labels comme Ministry Of Sound, Hed Kandi ou encore Warner Music. Il est présent dans le premier album de K.O.T., It's in the Lifestyle, qui contient également le titre "Young Hearts". Son second album, intitulé Trouble, est sorti en 2005. Rivera affirme que c'est le premier album produit sans l'aide de samples et qui marque la séparation entre ses différents alias : Kings of Tomorrow est utilisé pour créer des chansons destinées à la radio tandis qu'il utilise son vrai nom pour les versions clubs.

En tant que producteur et remixeur, Sandy Rivera a travaillé pour de nombreux artistes, comme des musiciens de Jazz tels que Terry Callier, Gisele Jackson, Bini & Martini, Michelle Weeks, Ladysmith Black Mambazo ou Walter L. Robinson.

Discographie[modifier | modifier le code]

Singles[modifier | modifier le code]

Sandy Rivera
Sandy Rivera & Jose Burgos
Collaboration avec Jose Burgos
  • 1997 "The Path"
  • 1999 "Expanded EP"
  • 2000 "12th Street Soul"
  • 2000 "Keep It Coming"
  • 2000 "I Wanna Dance With You", with Karen Workman
  • 2000 "No Smoke"
  • 2001 "Leaving Me"
  • 2001 "La Cultura EP"
Kings Of Tomorrow/K.O.T.
  • 1993 "D'Menace EP", with John "DNR" Alvarez
  • 1993 "Showcase EP", with George Rivera
  • 1993 "Go Black Scatt", with George Rivera
  • 1994 "Abstract Collage"
  • 1994 "Black Sinister Science EP", with Jay 'Sinister' Sealee and Stacey Alexander
  • 1995 "I'm So Grateful", with Densaid
  • 1996 "10 Minute High", with Jay 'Sinister' Sealee and Michelle Weeks
  • 1996 "Fade II Black", with Jay 'Sinister' Sealee
  • 1996 "Open Your Mind/K.O.T. Anthem", with Jay 'Sinister' Sealee
  • 1997 "Set My Spirit Free", with Dawn Tallman
  • 1997 "Ancestors", with Jay 'Sinister' Sealee
  • 1997 "Witness Protection EP"
  • 1997 "The Session"
  • 1997 "Organic Warfare", with Jay 'Sinister' Sealee
  • 1998 "I Want You (For Myself)", with Jay 'Sinister' Sealee and Julie McKnight
  • 1998 "Let It Go", with Dawn Tallman
  • 1998 "The Blackwiz EP"
  • 1998 "The K.O.T. Invasion EP", with Jay 'Sinister' Sealee
  • 1999 "My Love Is Real", with Jay 'Sinister' Sealee
  • 2000 "Going Back To Blackwiz EP", with Jose Burgos and Jay 'Sinister' Sealee
  • 2000 "In The Night", with Littleton Brown
  • 2000 "Finally", with Jay 'Sinister' Sealee and Julie McKnight
  • 2000 "Tear It Up", with Jay 'Sinister' Sealee and Julie McKnight
  • 2001 "Class Is In Session"
  • 2002 "Young Hearts", with Treasa Fennie
  • 2003 "Dreams/Thru", with HAZE and George Rivera
  • 2004 "Dreams", with HAZE
  • 2004 "So Alive"
  • 2005 "Another Day", with Leedia Urtega
  • 2005 "Thru", with HAZE
  • 2005 "6PM", with Nina Lares
  • 2008 "Can't Stop", with Rae
Soul Vision
Collaboration avec Jose Burgos
  • 1998 "Don't Stop", with Littleton Brown
  • 1999 "Low Down", with Jaquito May Perkins
  • 2000 "Don't Hold Back", with Dihann Moore
  • 2000 "Tracey In My Room", as EBTG vs. Soul Vision, official mash-up produced by Ben Watt
  • 2001 "You've Been On My Mind", with D'Layna
Mysterious People
Collaboration avec Jay 'Sinister' Sealee et Jose Burgos
  • 1996 "Love Revolution"
  • 1997 "The Rude Movements EP"
  • 1998 "Fly Away"
D'Menace
  • 1997 "Spirit In My Soul"
  • 1997 "Ya-Yahoo!"
  • 1998 "Deep Menace (Spank)"
Autres pseudos
  • 1992 "Right Now/Break The Ice", as Awesome Foursome, with George Rivera, Wilson X. Yepez and Víctor "Overdose" Sánchez
  • 1994 "The K.O.T. Theory Of Rhythmic Seduction", as Kidz Of Tomorrow, with Jose Burgos
  • 1995 "The Blackwiz", as Ancestors, with Treasa Fennie
  • 2000 "Free Call", as Delicious Inc meets Sandy Rivera, with Jamie Lewis and Littleton Brown
  • 2000 "Scream & Shout", as The Committee, with Jose Burgos, Jay 'Sinister' Sealee and Kim Armstrong
  • 2001 "Life", as Auréi
  • 2001 "Let The Reign Begin", as Organized Noize, with John "DNR" Alvarez
  • 2001 "I Am The Drum", as Organized Noize, with Chris "Ludikris" Conway
  • 2002 "Keep Flowing EP", as Sanjose, with Jose Burgos
  • 2003 "Moodbangers", as Moodbangers
  • 2004 "Midnight Express", as Moodbangers, with John Alvarez

(Co-)production pour d'autres artistes[modifier | modifier le code]

  • 1993 Trique-Dik-Slik - "Euphoria (Mary Jane Too)", with Jay 'Sinister' Sealée and Eric Priest
  • 1995 Michelle Wilson- "Lifted Higher"
  • 1995 Sabrynaah Pope - "Shelter"
  • 1995 Big O - "Shmoov Wit Da Ruffness"
  • 1996 Sean Grant - "I Hear My Calling", with Jay 'Sinister' Sealée
  • 1996 Sean Grant - "Keep On Pressing", with Jay 'Sinister' Sealée
  • 1997 Gisele Jackson - "Happy Feelings"
  • 1997 Julie McKnight - "Rock Steady", Jay 'Sinister' Sealée
  • 1997 Big Foot - "Black Lagoons"
  • 2003 GR-69 - "Trouble"
  • 2007 DADA - "Lollipop", with Trix #18 UK

Albums[modifier | modifier le code]

  • 1998 The Beginning, as Kings Of Tomorrow (Not a K.O.T. album, includes various tracks produced or remixed by Rivera. The CD version is mixed)
  • 2000 The Calling, as Sandy Rivera & Jose Burgos
  • 2000 It's In The Lifestyle, as Kings Of Tomorrow
  • 2000 It's In The Lifestyle - Limited Edition, as Kings Of Tomorrow
  • 2002 It's In The Lifestyle - The Remixes, as Kings Of Tomorrow
  • 2005 Trouble, as Kings Of Tomorrow
  • 2010 The Blackwiz Farm Album, as Sandy Rivera

Liens externes[modifier | modifier le code]