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FRANKY RIZARDO

Franky Rizardo's hugely refreshing approach to house music has been paying dividends in a big way.

Having established himself as one of the biggest draws in Holland's house music circuit with a style that works as well on big stages as it does in sweaty clubs, he's now rapidly expanding his horizons across the world. Releases on OFF, Defected and Spinnin' demonstrate an increasingly strong production career, while his Flow radio show and events are fast becoming a major part of the house music landscape across the world.

"I think that playing a lot of different stages has taught me how to work with a large diversity of crowd, rather than doing one trick every show. I don't want to be a one-trick pony. I just want to arrive and do my set specifically for that night." It speaks volumes about his appeal and ambition that he's as at home playing with long-time friend Hardwell as he is playing alongside house music legends like MK and Dennis Ferrer.

A decision to dedicate himself to the modern deep house sound in recent times stemmed from a desire to stop his style from snowballing to the OTT builds and drops that his main stage and big room performances were pressuring him towards. "I was performing on the big stages and I thought, I'm really enjoying the big crowd, but I'm really not enjoying being pressured towards a certain sound. So I thought to myself - how can I bring my house sound to these crowds?"

Indeed, his Flow radio show on Holland's national station SLAM!FM was one of the first in the country to push the deep house sound, slotting him in between Sander Van Doorn and Nicky Romero's shows. Its success has now spawned a stage at festivals including Dance Valley and Free Your Mind, and Franky has big plans for his burgeoning brand. "We have a lot of interest from a lot of big festivals, and we now have the radio show on Sirius XM in the US, and I'm really working together with the whole team to make this all happen. We are also creating a talent pool who will join Flow including an agency and a label."

Speaking of new music, things are looking incredibly healthy for Franky on the production front too. He's been working manically on a slew of new tracks - including four new tracks and 6 new remixes for his Deep Down & Defected compilation. He makes snappy house music, full of character and attitude and crisp, punchy production - finding the perfect balance between underground groove and accessible hooks that serves as a neat microcosm of his position in the DJing spectrum.

"I think house is in a really healthy place" he says when probed on his overview of the scene at large. "The whole house sound is coming back. It creates a lot of room for producers to really make the music they love, and I see that more and more with my colleagues."

It's a relief to hear that artists like Rizardo are committed to sticking to what they're passionate about. If mainstream success follows, then so be it; but he's not going to chase it at the cost of his integrity.

With such a strong work ethic and a desire to broaden his scope across the world, you get the feeling that his aims for global domination are very much within his grasp. As is clear from his decision to veer away from the more hyperbolic sounds of his contemporaries though, he won't be compromising his ethos to do so.
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Defected presents Franky Rizardo In The House Mix 1
Continuous Mix (68:07)
Franky Rizardo
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Defected presents Franky Rizardo In The House Mix 2
Continuous Mix (71:34)
Franky Rizardo
Continuous
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Same Man
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Franky Rizardo
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House Work
Franky Rizardo Remix (5:25)
Jax Jones, Mike Dunn, MNEK
Franky Rizardo
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Up & Down
Franky Rizardo Remix (7:02)
Charles Ramirez, Luca M, JUST2
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Work It To The Bone
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Franky Rizardo
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Morning Prayer
Franky Rizardo Remix (5:35)
Roger Sanchez
Franky Rizardo
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London Headache
Franky Rizardo Remix (6:43)
Anabel Englund
Franky Rizardo
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Crazy Day
(6:50)
Franky Rizardo, Mike City
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Lights Down
Franky Rizardo Remix (5:11)
The New Sins
Franky Rizardo
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Keep My Cool
(6:00)
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Transmit
(6:47)
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Mantra
(6:49)
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Work It To The Bone
(6:06)
Franky Rizardo
2017-03-24
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Lights Down
Franky Rizardo Remix (5:11)
The New Sins
Franky Rizardo
2017-03-24
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Crazy Day
(6:50)
Franky Rizardo, Mike City
2017-03-24
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Same Man
James Curd 'Work This Beat' Remix (7:05)
Franky Rizardo
James Curd
2017-03-17
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Up & Down
Franky Rizardo Remix (7:02)
Charles Ramirez, Luca M, JUST2
Franky Rizardo
2017-03-03
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Same Man
(6:28)
Franky Rizardo
2017-03-03
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Come Into My Life
Franky Rizardo Remix (6:30)
Franky Rizardo, Tess Leah
2017-03-03
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Mantra
(6:52)
Franky Rizardo
2017-02-24 $1.99
The Block
(4:30)
Franky Rizardo
2017-02-24 $1.99
Just A Feeling
Franky Rizardo Remix (5:13)
GotSome
Franky Rizardo
2017-02-10
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Same Man
(6:28)
Franky Rizardo
2017-01-27
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Give It Up
(5:28)
Franky Rizardo
2016-10-14
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Every Night
(6:36)
Franky Rizardo
2016-09-23
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Took My Love
(6:54)
Franky Rizardo
2016-09-23
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Get Some Love
Original Mix (5:57)
Franky Rizardo
2016-09-09 $1.99
Power Flanger
Original Mix (5:44)
Franky Rizardo
2016-09-09 $1.99
The Weather
Youri Donatz & Franky Rizardo Remix (7:01)
Shermanology
Youri Donatz, Franky Rizardo
2016-08-15
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Move Your Body
Original Mix (4:58)
Franky Rizardo
2016-07-15
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Blackout
Radio Edit (3:07)
Franky Rizardo, Roul and Doors
2016-07-01 $1.99
Keep My Cool
Original Mix (6:00)
Franky Rizardo
2016-06-24 $1.99
Morning Prayer
Franky Rizardo Remix (5:35)
Roger Sanchez
Franky Rizardo
2016-06-20 $1.99
Come Into My Life
Original Mix (5:47)
Franky Rizardo, Tess Leah
2016-05-27
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Don't You Worry
Original Mix (6:16)
Franky Rizardo
2016-05-27
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Move Your Body
Original Mix (4:58)
Franky Rizardo
2016-05-27
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Speakerbox
Original Mix (5:38)
Franky Rizardo
2016-04-18
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Don't You Worry
Original Mix (6:15)
Franky Rizardo
2016-04-18
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Move Your Body
Original Mix (4:58)
Franky Rizardo
2016-04-18
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Franky Rizardo - Defected Sample Pack
Zip Main (0:43)
Franky Rizardo
2016-04-07
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Speakerbox
Franky Rizardo Remix (5:38)
Franky Rizardo
2016-03-18
Knock Out
Original Mix (6:30)
Franky Rizardo
2016-03-18
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Keep My Cool
(6:00)
Franky Rizardo
2016-03-14
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Flight
Franky Rizardo Remix (6:29)
Studio Apartment, Monique Bingham
Franky Rizardo
2016-02-29 $1.99
It's the Music
Franky Rizardo Remix (6:11)
Josh The Funky 1
Franky Rizardo
2016-01-26 $1.99
Come Into My Life
Original Mix (5:47)
Franky Rizardo, Tess Leah
2016-01-18
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Knock Out
Original Mix (6:30)
Franky Rizardo
2016-01-18
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Come Into My Life
Franky Rizardo Remix (3:58)
Franky Rizardo, Tess Leah
2016-01-18
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Baby Slow Down
(2:54)
Franky Rizardo, Ferreck Dawn, Torica
2015-12-18 $1.99
Cause Your Lies
(6:04)
Franky Rizardo
2015-12-18 $1.99
Baby Slow Down
(2:54)
Franky Rizardo, Ferreck Dawn, Torica
2015-12-18 $1.99
Cause Your Lies
(6:04)
Franky Rizardo
2015-12-18 $1.99
Baby Slow Down
(2:54)
Franky Rizardo, Ferreck Dawn, Torica
2015-12-18 $1.99
Cause Your Lies
(6:04)
Franky Rizardo
2015-12-18 $1.99
Baby Slow Down
RT 2016 Edit (2:42)
Franky Rizardo, Ferreck Dawn, Torica
2015-12-18 $1.99
Bass Module
(5:20)
Franky Rizardo
2015-11-13
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The Weather
Youri Donatz & Franky Rizardo Remix (7:01)
Shermanology
Youri Donatz, Franky Rizardo
2015-10-13
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The Weather
Youri Donatz & Franky Rizardo Remix (7:01)
Shermanology
Youri Donatz, Franky Rizardo
2015-09-11 $1.99
Cause Your Lies
(6:04)
Franky Rizardo
2015-09-04
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It's the Music
Franky Rizardo Remix (6:11)
Josh The Funky 1
Franky Rizardo
2015-08-12 $1.99
Cause Your Lies
(6:04)
Franky Rizardo
2015-08-10 $1.99
Bass Module
(5:20)
Franky Rizardo
2015-08-10 $1.99
The Bounce
(6:00)
Franky Rizardo
2015-08-10 $1.99
True Love
(5:00)
Franky Rizardo
2015-07-24
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Just A Feeling
Franky Rizardo Remix (5:13)
GotSome
Franky Rizardo
2015-06-28
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Take Me Away
Franky Rizardo Remix (5:13)
DJ S.K.T, Rae
Franky Rizardo
2015-06-01
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El Ritmo De Verdad
Franky Rizardo Remix (6:27)
Lego
Franky Rizardo
2015-05-18
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Olympus
(4:34)
Franky Rizardo
2015-05-03 $1.99
Olympus
(4:34)
Franky Rizardo
2015-04-26 $1.99
Just A Feeling
Franky Rizardo Remix (5:13)
GotSome
Franky Rizardo
2015-04-13
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God Made Me Phunky
Franky Rizardo Remix (5:34)
MD X-Spress
Franky Rizardo
2015-04-06 $1.99
I Can’t Stop
Franky Rizardo Remix (6:32)
Sandy Rivera
Franky Rizardo
2015-04-03 $1.99
Heater
(5:20)
Franky Rizardo
2015-03-22
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I Can't Stop
Franky Rizardo Remix (6:32)
Sandy Rivera
Franky Rizardo
2015-03-15
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Olympus
(4:34)
Franky Rizardo
2015-03-01
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In Da Club (Shake Sh*t Up)
Franky Rizardo Remix (7:08)
Copyright, Mr. V, Miss Patty
Franky Rizardo
2015-02-22
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Freak
Franky Rizardo Remix (6:15)
Sandy Rivera, Haze
Franky Rizardo
2015-02-01
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Dawn
Franky Rizardo Remix (7:22)
Pete Tong, S.Y.F.
Franky Rizardo
2015-02-01
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Troubleman
(6:07)
Franky Rizardo
2015-01-18
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Deep Down & Defected Volume 7: Franky Rizardo Mix 1
(72:50)
Franky Rizardo
2014-12-07
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Deep Down & Defected Volume 7: Franky Rizardo Mix 2
(79:06)
Franky Rizardo
2014-12-07
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Dawn
Franky Rizardo Remix (7:22)
Pete Tong, S.Y.F.
Franky Rizardo
2014-12-07
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Enzyme
(6:18)
Franky Rizardo
2014-12-07
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Troubleman
(6:07)
Franky Rizardo
2014-12-07
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In Da Club (Shake Sh*t Up)
Franky Rizardo Remix (7:08)
Copyright, Mr. V, Miss Patty
Franky Rizardo
2014-12-07
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Olympus
(4:34)
Franky Rizardo
2014-12-07
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I Can't Stop
Franky Rizardo Remix (6:32)
Sandy Rivera
Franky Rizardo
2014-12-07
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Freak
Franky Rizardo Remix (6:15)
Sandy Rivera, Haze
Franky Rizardo
2014-12-07
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Heater
(5:20)
Franky Rizardo
2014-12-07
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A New Recreation
Original Mix (6:29)
Franky Rizardo
2014-12-01 $1.99
Freak
Franky Rizardo Remix (6:15)
Sandy Rivera, Haze
Franky Rizardo
2014-11-24
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In Da Club (Shake Sh*t Up)
Franky Rizardo Remix (7:08)
Copyright, Mr. V, Miss
Franky Rizardo
2014-11-24
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Dawn
Franky Rizardo Remix (7:22)
Pete Tong, S.Y.F.
Franky Rizardo
2014-11-24
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Troubleman
(6:07)
Franky Rizardo
2014-11-03
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Heater
(5:20)
Franky Rizardo
2014-11-03
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It's the Music
Franky Rizardo Remix (6:11)
Josh The Funky 1
Franky Rizardo
2014-10-24 $1.99
A New Recreation
Original Mix (6:29)
Franky Rizardo
2014-07-07 $1.99
Touch My Soul
Original Mix (6:14)
Franky Rizardo
2014-07-07 $1.99
Ive Got a Feeling
Original Mix (7:31)
Franky Rizardo
2014-07-07 $1.99
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