We are pleased to present another stellar player on the Dutty Artz Keeps Changing The mood lineup! Recently relocated to NY from Boston, Riobamba is an Ecuadorian-Lithuanian DJ, event-maker, and writer.
Drawing inspiration from her hybrid diaspora roots, worldwide digital dialogue, and bodega soundtracks, Riobamba has been behind many events as the co-founder and resident of transnational bass night Picó Picante (named the Best Dance Night in Boston by Dig Boston), and comes to New York after a year in Bogotá, Colombia, where she immersed herself in club culture and research on urban music culture, artistic agency and self-representation for musicians using digital music production tools and distribution networks. She’s brought her expertise, analysis and experience to numerous outlets for the written word, including Remezcla (where she was until recently their music editor).
Riobamba’s live mixes are a trip through interwoven Youtube news clips and reworked field recordings, acid dembow, crashing baile funk, and screwed ruidosón rave undercurrents, inviting the listener to reconsider their expectations for Latinx dance music and paying homage to unhushed howls of decolonized club culture.
She’s recently shared the stage with innovators The Knife, Chancha Via Circuito, Quantic, Ana Tijoux, Bomba Estéreo, Rizzla, Jubilee, Nina Sky, Rich Medina, Cakes Da Killa, and Princess Nokia at spaces in the US, Mexico, and Colombia. Now expanding her craft to include original sound pieces, she most recently released her frenetic club mix “Grito” and her huaynotón “Altiplano Urbano” concept mixtape.