Direct from his studio in Chicago, the birthplace of House Music, Grammy Award Nominee Ralphi Rosario joins Pitch Control Marketing, Inc. and DJ Times Magazine's next installment for Recording Academy / GRAMMYs MusiCares Foundation fundraiser. We're honored to have Brooklyn's premier DJ streaming studio The Funktion House on board as co-hosts, rolling this out to their multiple platforms as well.
About Ralphi: Originally a founding member of the popular and influential Chicago DJ group Hot Mix 5. Rosario, the youngest member of the group, was still in high school when Hot Mix 5 was formed in 1981 on radio station, then WBMX. The Hot Mix 5 went on to become one of the leading forces in Chicago's early house music scene. His 1987 collaboration with Xaviera Gold, "You Used to Hold Me", laid the foundation as one of House Music's Greatest Hits. Rosario continues to work as a DJ and remixer and has released several full-length albums. He has remixed tracks by artists including Lady Gaga, Pet Shop Boys, Jennifer Lopez, Depeche Mode, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Giorgio Moroder, Cher, Michael Bublé, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, Kelly Clarkson, Pussycat Dolls, Goldfrapp, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, and many others.
On December 1, 2011, it was announced that Rosario, with producing partner DJ Abel Aguilera, received a 2012 Grammy nomination for the Dj's Rosabel Club Mix of the Rihanna track "Only Girl (In the World)". After achieving many #1 Billboard Dance Music Club Play hits, the Chicago native made history once again in 2019 when a portion of North Halsted Street in Boystown became Honorary Ralphi "The Razz" Rosario Blvd.
Needless to say we're truly honored to have him take part in this fundraiser.
We all know struggling artists who've been affected by the pandemic, and through the Recording Academy's Musicares Foundation, this is our way of giving back.
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Here's hoping we'll all get to be together to celebrate life once again very soon! For now, we welcome you to join us in the fight and groove out for a good cause. Enjoy the music and Thank You for you support!
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