Direct from his studio in Chicago, the birthplace of House Music, Grammy Award Nominee Ralphi Rosario joins Pitch Control Marketing and DJ Times Magazine's next installment for The Recording Academy's Musicares fundraiser. 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 WBMX (now WVAZ). 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 Abel Aguilera, received a 2012 Grammy nomination for the 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. We're honored to have him take part in this cause! 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. 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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