Franky Rizardo

Despite his age, 23-year old Franky Rizardo has been in cahoots with most of his home country’s biggest stars for years now – collaborating with Hardwell on one of his earliest releases in 2006, remixing ascending hotshots Baggi Begovic and Sidney Samson in 2008, and since providing reworkings for Erick E, Sander Van Doorn, Fedde Le Grand and working alongside Bart B More.

His sound focuses on tribal rhythms, big Latin percussion, nagging little riffs and proper house music vocals; a resolutely peak-time, big-room proposition that’s bursting with flavour, colour and energy. A perfect balance of soul and thump, if you will.

Since 2010, Franky Rizardo has been closely linked with Defected – the world’s biggest and most influential house music label – providing remixes for them of hot names including DJ Gregory, Studio Apartment, Copyright, Michael Gray and Danism. Now a fully-fledged member of the family, he’s got their full backing – and that’s not something they ever give lightly. Clearly, they see something pretty special in him. Rizardo proved Defected he’s ready for the big work when made his debut on the UK-based label just a few weeks ago with the release of his track ‘Caracoles’. The record instantly became one of the most recognizable tunes of this summer.

It won’t be a surprise if you hear Franky’s recognizable sounds in the near future!