RIOLEVAL – ‘THE BEGINNING’ EP
RELEASE DATE: 11TH DECEMBER
From residencies in Cambridge (UK) to Perth (Australia), DJ and producer Rioleval has been delicately honing his skills in a club setting for many years. Learning his craft and detailing the nuances whilst educating himself on how to control a crowd, across a multitude of genres and styles. Armed with that knowledge, he now takes his first steps into music production. Fusing together a range of influences from funk, soul and jazz with a classic house sensibility, he proudly presents his aptly named debut EP, ‘The Beginning’ which is available now through SoSure Music.
Over a number of years, Cambridge based Rioleval has worked his way through the underground electronic DJ scene; touting a diverse style that encompasses a wide range of genres and influences. From Disco edits and Deep House, through Garage and Minimal Edge to Liquid Funk & Hip-Hop, his sets are packed with electronic surprises with reference to the old and new. This unique and varied style has taken him across the world playing festivals such as Meadows In The Mountains (Bulgaria), the now defunct Secret Garden Party (UK), We Out Here Festival (UK) as well as promoting a series of parties in Perth (Australia)
Initially inspired by the 90’s club scene, Rioleval naturally explored the evolution and history of dance music, with the classic house sound clearly represented on his debut production for SoSure Music. Since those early days, Rioleval has been able to immerse himself in the growing genres and scenes that have since developed, taking influence and inspiration from a wide range of artists and musicians.
Influences and experiences are often what shapes an artist’s output and Rioleval is no different, ‘The Beginning’ as an EP is a product of his time spent spinning in the booths of clubs across the world and his melting pot of diverse musical influences. ‘Concept Phunk’ and title track ‘The Beginning’ are both steeped in influences but keep a key focus on the dancefloor; two great records packed with funk and soul elements, woven together around driving house basslines.
Rioleval’s ‘The Beginning’ EP Is Available Now via SoSure Music.