Puerto Rico is in need of your open hearts and generosity.
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the Island of Puerto Rico on January 7th, 2020. It was the strongest quake to hit the island and US Territory since 1918 and is one of close to over a 1,000 earthquakes and aftershocks recorded in the area since December 31st. Latest reports cite nearly 5,000 people being left homeless in the aftermath, and at least one man has died. A little over two years since Hurricane Maria devastated the island, Puerto Ricans are now struggling with the effects of another natural disaster. Another crisis that reminds us of the growing vulnerabilities and challenges our families on the island face. Over 15% of the island is still without power and due to recent mismanagement of relief aid during the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans have lost much hope in the local and federal governments to help.
The goal of La Isla Bonita 2 Fundraiser is to serve the immediate and long-term needs of families and communities in Puerto Rico by directly providing the funds collected to organizations that are on the frontlines serving these communities that are suffering. Proceeds from this event will go to El Frente, a coalition of organizations dedicated to helping Puerto Rico recover from disasters and create a better future for the island overall.
DJ Ricardo 3pm-5pm
DJ Ricardo plays at Americas’ best sound system and underground house club Brooklyn’s Output with legedary DJ Jonathan Peters!
A ” Critics’ Pick” by New York Mag, and ranked 3rd in the list of “The Best Dance Clubs In America” by Rollingstone Magazine.
DJ Ricardo will be playing tech house in the Panther Room!
As a Puerto Rican it has pained my heart to see the devastation that has occurred in my homeland after Hurricane Maria. Half of my family including my mother grandmother, three sisters and 3 nieces live in west coast of Puerto Rico. I had to get them on en emergency flight over to NYC in order to escape what was increasingly becoming a life threatening situation. They haven’t had water or electricity since the storm and no aid has reached the west coast of the island. Not everyone was as lucky as my sisters and have the ability just leave on a plane to New York. Which is why I am delighted to join Barba Men’s Grooming Boutique and Antonio Cedeno Events to help Puerto Rico. All proceeds will be going to charity (not yet named) and will be matched 2x by my employer Apple inc.
Hurricane Maria has devastated the island of Puerto Rico and its 3.5 million inhabitants. It has destroyed their power grid. They are left without clean water and food. They are running out of supplies and they desperately need our help. Our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters are struggling with each day that passes. Barba Men’s Grooming Boutique, Rebar Chelsea and DJ Ricardo have teamed up to create La Isla Bonita (a tropical fundraiser) www.youcaring.com/LaIslaBonita
Our goal is $50,000.00 AND to further that goal, we are hosting a Tropical Themed Event at Rebar Chelsea 225 West 19th street NYC on October 25th from 6-10pm Come join us to help bring back Puerto Rico.
Friday September 29, 2017.
So excited to return to the Monster where I held a residency back in 2013. I will be playing a very special opening DJ set starting at 10pm.
The Monster has been serving the gay community since 1970!
Going to be playing super sexy music at NYC super chic hotel Row located 700 8th ave in NYC Times square
Tuesday November 1 2016 8-12am NO COVER
Join me in my birthday celebration, drink specials all night long!
House music all night long 11-3am
Playing super sexy vocal house… No cover!
DJ Ricardo! featured in Special Madonna issue of Odyssey Magazine
Full page feature in Odyssey Magazine NYC Feb 2015 Madonna Issue
DJ Ricardo’s Top 12 Favorite Madonna Remixes:
1. “Frozen” (Victor Calderone Extended Club Mix) 1998
2. “Open Your Heart” (Extended version) 1986
3. “Jump” (Axwell Remix) 2006
4. “Nobody Knows Me” (Peter Rauhofer Private Life part 1) 2003
5. “Living For Love” (Erick Morillo Club Mix) 2015
6. “Deeper & Deeper” (Shep Pettibone Classic 12”) 1992
7. “Fever” (Murk Boys Miami Mix) 1993
8. “Bedtime Stories” (Deep Dish Remix) 2003
9. “Drowned World/Substitute For Love” (BT & Sasha’s Bucklodge Ashram Remix) 1998
10. “Secret” (Junior’s Sound Factory Mix) 1994
11. ”Celebration” (Benny Benassi Remix) 2009
12. “Girl Gone Wild” (Offer Nissim Remix) 2012
Sorry folks I never liked Vogue. It was just always too obvious for me.