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Ricardo Piedra – Bio

Richard Kőteleki as Ricardo Piedra  was born in middle 70’s in Hungary.

He is a well known musician, and songwriter in his country.  Richard has a few successful electronic music  band and productions from early 90’s until now. His work was rewarded with 2 platinum, and 9 gold albums as producer, composer, and studioworker. The band The Quasar was the first international break –through with him friend Chriss Ronson. They had a lots of Beatport charted releases in early 00’s, and many well known dj’s  played their tracks like John Digweed , Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren etc. After a few years pause, Richard returned to club music and djing under new name Ricardo Piedra. First he made mostly techno with Gabriel West as a duo. They’ve racked up quite an impressive release count on many top labels including Bonzai Progressive, Baroque Records, Nervous Records, Egothermia and many more. Meanwhile  Ricardo goes solo with melodic, sensual, deep, progressive house on several labels for example  Bonzai Progressive, Stellar Fountain, Soundtellers Records, Balkan Connection, Superordinate Music, PHWE, etc. In the past years he had over 300 releases , and many times hit the Beatport charts.

Ricardo’s music was influenced by the big old classics like Vangelis, Mike Oldfield, Koto, Laserdance, though early acid house ,rave, and techno,  to today’s melodic electronic dance musics. He likes to use in his music  classic like synth arpeggios , ethno sounds , atmospheric pads, on pumping beats.

He continuously working  on many other projects, from meditation music to electro rock on wide palette.

His label with him friend Dynamic Illusion, Star Dive Records has started. First release came out 2020.02.02.

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