The track to Salvation- Coming from the rave scene in 1991, Rik has been spinning live and mixing down the dance vibes since 95' as one of the influential DJ's in pioneering the electronic dance scene in Colorado! Currently DJ'ing under his name Rik Sotero he is now debuting alias name Jesus Is... You may also have heard of him as Sotero Errera, Doc Holiday, Defiance or Riktorious. He started spinning and scratching hip hop. He than moved into electronic dance music. Along with legendary DJ's, he has journeyed through most of the electronic dance genres leading him to the style and energy that inspires him behind the decks today leading those in front of them into a out of this world experience. What inspires him is when people get moved by the deep house, new disco, indy dance, tech house, minimal and techno he has been blessed to discover deep within the crates. There is a tendency for the dance floor reaction to get explosive! He loves to take his selections and compile them with composition and mixing that upholds the originality, quality and sound of the original producers.
He has the ability to find the right balance to fit the mood of any event from clubs to fashion shows to restaurants to sporting events. He can adapt to any situation. For example; on a New Years Eve he played electronic music for his church while pastors prayed the New Year in! For special occasions he has even busted out vinyl playing old school hip hop, acid jazz, reggae along with other forms of electronic dance music. Much of his musical influences come from his mother, rock, punk rock, new wave, hip hop and producing snowboard & motocross films for 10 years. He says "Cutting film resembles matching a beat".
He played clubs and events nationally and world wide (Denmark, LA, Miami, New York, Colorado, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Cabo San Lucas) including career highlight performances such as playing for pop singer Pink's summer birthday bash, Hollywood actor John Stamos birthday party. He also had the pleasure of playing alongside Jay Tripwire, Q-burns, Lance Desardi, Jeno, Keoki, Tini Tun, Rabbit in the Moon, Lee Burridge, Colette, Mark Farina, Solar, Jason Blakemore, Tony Humphries, King Britt, Greyboy and Beat Junkies.
His favorites to play with are still close friends DJ Seven, Paul Guido, DJARUM, Matthew 1626 and AdamScenx! Other career highlights include AWOL, MTV, The World Music Conference, Hard Rock Casino Snowboard Rail Jam, Fox Sports Television, ESPN2, Triple Crown of Snowboarding on NBC Televisions, Chevy Snowboard Grand Prix, NBC Television Gravity Games and actor Jason Olive's the JAYO foundation.
Some of the former venues he has played are Mixology, Nikki's Beach, Sky Pool and Knotty in Cabo San Lucas. Opium Gardens and Marlin Bar in South Beach Miami. Soma in Boulder Colorado and Kit Kat Club in Denver Colorado. Sachi in Long Beach, Ca. Supper Club SF, Icon, Ginger Bread House in SF, and several undergrounds in San Francisco. The Mor Bar in Santa Monica Ca, Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, Ca, Moon Shadows in Malibu, Ca, Spundae at Circus, Avalon and Spider Club in Hollywood, Ca. He has also prooduced and organized hundreds of events booking top rated DJ’s.
He now calls Cabo San Lucas home and has been blessed to immerse into some of the local venues while meeting the beautiful people of Mexico!
When he plays live gigs he strives to serve up tracks to the listener bringing love and light from within. He is ready to shine the 'light' on your venue and serve you through through some of todays newest and deepest dance selections. It's Your House and he aims to serve you with uplifting beats!
MY SALVATION- for the story on his journey with Jesus go to http://riksotero.com/Contact.html