credit: Rome Gonzalez
Born into a family that loves music, it's no wonder that Mz Rico has had an ear for music since an early age. She credits her introduction to Salsa music from her Colombian family as the spark for her lifelong passion. Her discovery of 80's and 90's Hip Hop and early 90's House music in grade school developed into a love for all things EDM. These influences have all helped shape her sound into what it is today.
Her first experience DJing came via tailgates and campus parties while attending the University of Houston and she used this experience to begin a professional career a few years later. She has entertained crowds at venues ranging from bars and night clubs off Washington and in Midtown to larger spaces such as Warehouse Live and Stereo Live to a few indoor expos and outdoor festivals. 2014 saw her take her talents out of town for the first time, hitting the stage in Austin as well as parties and shows in a few other Texas cities. She has continued to develop her craft and was selected as an Official SXSW Artist for the first time in 2016. Her ever developing production skills combined with her continued dedication to turntablism provide a nice fusion that shows in her unique sound.
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