Rimarkable

"I was recently searching for my heart. 

 

I realized it hadn’t left.

 

Everything was found in you,  my reflection. 

 

Music brought us together...

 

Let's dance."

Scroll down to enter my world....

 

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Biography

Redefining the word "Remix"

Defying effortless categorization, Maria “Ri Ri'' Garcia aka Rimarkable is a child of funk, jazz, gospel, rock and soul, and her selections as a DJ and broadcaster fuse all of these sounds “wrapped into a house and techno box”. Growing up heavily influenced by Black gospel music, her mother a classically trained pianist and music minister in a Pentecostal church, Rimarkable’s childhood summers in Chicago also gave her an introduction to house music, during the genre’s explosive infancy. An Afro-Latina from Detroit, she’s first generation Puerto Rican, and the Afro-Carribean sound continues to have a huge impact on her sonic leanings, alongside the unmistakable ear training of the city’s techno legacy. Rimarkable started professionally DJing in 1997, first doing private events and then clubs in the early 2000s. She’s since played around the world alongside the likes of Roger Sanchez, Honey Dijon, Francois K, Pete Tong and Gene Farris.

 

She started producing in 2006, after she grew tired of male producers either not understanding how she wanted to sound, or luring her into the studio to hang out, then asking her to freestyle on the mic, while hitting ‘record’ and releasing music without her consent. Her first release as a producer was in 2011 on E-man's Liberate Recordings label, a track called "Peace Lives Here" ft. Valerie Troutt.  

 

A multi-hyphenate musician who has found various creative outlets over the years, Rimarkable believes in DJing and producing as a spiritual practice, exploring alchemy through the DJ art form as well as African spiritualism, healing, mental health and self- care. It’s a philosophy that eventually manifested as a lecture and classroom series called ‘The Alchemy of DJing’, a means for her to creatively engage in social justice, and empower women and youth. It’s taken her to various cities such as Nairobi and Berlin, and US institutions such as Yale and Queens Museum.

 

Quite literally a party starter, she’s produced an abundance of successful, long-running nightlife events in NYC, SF Bay Area, Detroit, and beyond over the past 20 years.  In early 2021 Maria signed to UK house music institution Defected including the Defected Music publishing arm, and stepped up as a presenter for the weekly Defected Radio show, which is syndicated globally to 170+ FM stations and available as a podcast with a reach of 20m+. Bringing her exceptionally rich music knowledge and unique flavor to the show, this house music alchemist’s next chapter looks set to be nothing short of remarkable.

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News & Updates

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Defected Records Announces Rimarkable as New Artist and Radio Presenter (Defected.com)

Upcoming Events

  • DEFECTED NEW YORK w/Catz 'N Dogz, Mele, Sam Divine, and Ferreck Dawn
    Mar 25, 9:00 PM – Mar 26, 4:00 AM
    Brooklyn, 140 Stewart Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
    London's very own Defected Records arrives at Avant Gardner for their NYC debut! Defected is the great success story of UK dance music.
  • Spot Lite Detroit w/Stacey "Hotwaxx" Hale
    Fri, Mar 11
    Spot Lite Detroit
    Mar 11, 9:00 PM EST – Mar 12, 2:00 AM EST
    Spot Lite Detroit, 2905 Beaufait St #4, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
  • DeTois: Music, Magic and Mirth Delivered From Detroit w/LadyMonix
    Mar 05, 10:00 PM EST – Mar 06, 3:10 AM EST
    Friends And Lovers, 641 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
    The inaugural event will feature international Detroit-based producer, DJ, and @friznerelectric label head, the sensational @ladymonixx.
  • Glitterbox @ House of Yes w/Luke Solomon & Simon Dunmore
    Feb 26, 10:00 PM EST – Feb 27, 4:00 AM EST
    Brooklyn, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
    Glitz to the nines, live your best glitter life. International disco divas GLITTERBOX are back once again at House of Yes!!! Big confetti moments, drag queens, go-go spectacles, and the best damn house music of your life.
  • NYSOCIAL BEE "THE LIST IS CLOSED" w/Boyyish
    Feb 24, 10:00 PM EST – Feb 25, 4:00 AM EST
    New York, The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014, USA
  • OSHUN @ House of X NYC w/Carlos Mena, Amma Whatt & Stingray
    Feb 19, 10:00 PM – Feb 20, 4:00 AM
    New York, 215 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Flow in the glow of gold as we dance in the divinity of OSHUN. Tonight we gather with musicians and artists of the Yoruba tradition Ifá to move in magic and imbibe the goddess vibe.

Private Event Services

Rimarkable also offers a variety of performance services including private events, festivals, weddings, full staff event productions, and DJ classes.

Take a look below to learn more, and get in touch with any questions or special requests.

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Private Events and Festivals

Bringing The Boom

With a diverse background and expert skill set, rest assured that you won’t be disappointed by what Rimarkable brings to the table. These availabilities fill up fast, so don’t miss your chance to book today.

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Event Production

Excellent Event Execution

A proven leader in NYC and other major market cities event production for over 10 years, Rimarkable has gained the experience and expertise necessary to make the process completely seamless and the result extraordinary. She is committed to working closely with clients to understand exactly the vision for their event, and producing a result that exceeds expectations. Get in touch to learn more about event production service offering.

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The Alchemy of DJing: DJ Classes

Music Magic

This intensive course exists to introduce aspiring DJs to the art and alchemy of DJ performance.  It is designed to allow students to develop their personal voice and true intention as a DJ.  Thus, contributing to their growth and development as an artist, and introduction to the disc jockey profession.

Valued Partnerships

ADIDAS
ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE
APOLLO THEATER
ASTRAEA FOUNDATION
ASHEVILLE PERCUSSION FESTIVAL
BACARDI

BALAMII.COM
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE
BOILER ROOM TV
BROOKLYN BOWL

BROOKLYN MUSUEM 

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY
CMJ MUSIC MARATHON
CUNY
THE DOMINICAN FILM FESTIVAL

DROPBOX

DRUG POLICY ACTION

ELLE MAGAZINE

ELSEWHERE
ENDOMETRIOSIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA

FACEBOOK
FANIA RECORDS
GIRL FEST

GOOGLE

HOUSE OF YES
JOE'S PUB NYC
JUNIPER KITCHEN - NAIROBI
LADYFEST
LE POISSON ROUGE
LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK
MICHIGAN WOMYNS MUSIC FESTIVAL
MOCADA MUSEUM

MOTOWN ON MONDAYS
MS. FOUNDATION
NAOMI CAMPBELL
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
NY PUBLIC THEATER 
PUMA
QUEENS MUSEUM
RED BULL
REEBOK

RESISTANCE REVIVAL CHORUS

SALVATION TACO
SCHUWZ - BERLIN
SCION
TOMMY HILFIGER USA
UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL
US SOCIAL FORUM
VITAMIN WATER
WOMEN'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON
XANDR/NEXXUS
AND MANY, MANY MORE...

Bookings and Inquiries

Contact

347-948-3574

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