507 – Franky Rizardo
Franky Rizardo – DJ, producer, label boss. The young artist continues to prove himself as one of Holland’s finest exports in dance music, demonstrating a solid production career with releases spanning a collection of top labels, including a long term relationship with Defected Records, whilst continuing to push himself as a DJ with a distinctive style that works across the big stages as well as packed out clubs.
Establishing a brand is no easy feat, yet Franky’s FLOW concept continues to develop into a recognisable icon in the house music landscape. From humble beginnings as a weekly radio show on Holland’s national SLAM!FM, to international club nights and the hosting and curation of stages at the Netherlands’ hottest festivals, his work ethic knows no bounds. 2015 saw the start of his very own LTF Records – a platform intended to release his own works, alongside supporting emerging artists from Holland’s underground house scene. The label has already hosted a string of quality releases since it’s inception and continues to push the FLOW sound throughout 2016.
There are no signs of stopping the Dutch-man, with a gig diary nearly hitting triple digits this year his versatility and refreshing sound has toured him across the planet. His commitment and passion to the music he plays has amounted to a packed out summer diary, which sees him play across Europe at the likes of We Are FSTVL, Defected Croatia, Tomorrowland, and Mysteryland as well as returning to Ibiza to play a summer long residency at Sankeys’ Redlight parties.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
A mix of beats, emotions and classics in a blender!
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
At the moment I can’t get enough of the groove from Let The Drums Speak (Butch Remix), the flow is wicked!
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
The wide track selection.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Recently I played an all nighter at one of my favorite clubs in The Netherlands, TOFFLER. This was an incredible night!
What have you got coming up?
First up is a new track of mine called ‘Give it Up’ which will be featured on my the ADE Sampler of my label LTF Records. I also signed new tracks to ABODE records and Circus Recordings by Yousef. Really excited to get these out there!
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
See you at FLOW at Air Amsterdam on 22nd of October during the Amsterdam Dance Event!
01. Thomas Gandey, MATOM, Matthew Edwars – Piano Two Variation Four vs. Squire – Showtime
02. Waitz – THPS
03. Sidney Charles – Keep It Real
04. Hector Couto – Parental Advisory (DJ T. Remix)
05. Doorly, Darius Syrossian – Gravity Check
06. Soul Vision – Don’t Stop (Dario D’Attis Remix)
07. ANOTR – Nobody’s Fool vs. Franky Rizardo – Keep My Cool (Acapella)
08. Cassius – Go Up (Butch Remix)
09. Franky Rizardo – Every Night
10. Franky Rizardo – Power Flanger
11. Eric Prydz – Opus (Four Tet Remix) (Franky Rizardo FLOW Edit)
12. Hollis P Monroe – I’m Lonely (Franky Rizardo FLOW Edit)
13. Franky Rizardo – Get Some Love
14. Time – Not Alone
15. MDK – Let The Drums Speak (Butch Remix)
16. Josh Brent – Dicargo