Raised in Washington, DC, Felipe “Pepe” Rivera is an underground house/techno producer whose eclectic music tastes run as long and deep as his marathon live sets. A musician from an early age, Pepe cut his teeth on flute, trumpet and drum line before focusing on dance music. While polishing his production skills, Pepe made his mark as a resident DJ for Saeed Younan and Zenbi’s TEKA party, opening for tech house luminaries like Prok & Fitch, Anthony Attalla, and 16 Bit Lolitas.
Pepe takes pride in ushering listeners on subterranean musical odysseys, avoiding the limelight and shunning mainstream bangers that require no finesse to wield. His sounds range from deep and emotional melodies to upbeat, heavily percussive rhythms that are sure to take the dancers on a profound musical journey.
In 2012, his dedication in the studio yielded “El Muzico/YBB,” a debut EP release on New York’s famed Nervous Records. Since then, he has been working on multiple projects for Witty Tunes Recordings under the watch of Sideburn and Redondo, as well as trying his hand at various collaborations and remixes. With an upcoming EP on Montreal’s Sinful Records, Pepe Rivera is ready to elevate his production to new peaks, while maintaining the brand of modest perseverance that has made him such an enigmatic and exciting artist.
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