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Artist Biography

Real Name: Rick Pier O'Neil
Genre: Progressive, House, Techno

Influenced early in his career by the new house sound of the 90's in France, The year's newcomer RPO launched with tracks like Sequential Feat Kleph "Chocho locco", and Tribal Nation "In Ghetto" In 1999, he established his first label RPO TRAXX flavor Tendency House and Latino House. The same year, in the USA, Rick Pier O' Neil grabs TOP 5 on the BILLBOARD Dance Charts with the first title from Sussex House "Good Feel". Rapidly he got inspired to remix some big name stars such as Donna Summer "Love is the Healer" ( 1 BILLBOARD) and Lenny Kravitz "Black Velveteen", Cece Peniston, Brooklyn Funk Essential, Book Of Coil, Whatever Girl "I Know You Can".... His Techno Tribal influences pushes him towards groups such as Cormano, of which he is the producer, with the Mangamania track in Spain, in the USA, the U.K. (BUZZ Charts of Pete Tong - BBC 1, Steve Lawler...). he pursued his own inspiration with tracks like REVENGE 1 and 2 rapidly supported by spotlights name such as CARL COX- DANNY TENAGLIA, PETER RAHOFFER... Around the same time Rick Pier O' Neil produced an under-label RPO TRAXX artists such as RUDY WILBURN - AJAI - THOMAS AND JOAKIM - SPIRITUAL VIBE.....whose tracks became classics on the dancefloor and are still played today. In November 2001, he decides to create a new subdivision more "Dark and Tribal" in RPO TRAXX: GARBAGE RECORDS. The first releases is GIVE ME FIERCE by U.D.G played by fellow Dj's such as Danny Tenaglia, Peter Rauhoffer, Saeed & Palash, Danny Howells, Thunderpuss, John Digweed, Boy George... and many more... Today the label presents names like Inflator, Elek Drums, DJ O' Neil, Tools 7 released and produced by Rick Pier O' Neil himself under his various pseudo. In 2004 a round-up of singles released by RPO includes tracks from ADF "Destination" (Premier Sound) or Subway baby "Burnin Soul" (Solar Rec) which were realeased after multiple collaborations with labels like Younan Inc, Choo Choo records, Distraekt Records, Nervine records... 2004: Comes the creation of FREKENCY Records subdivision with the release of the first 6 references braces for more energetic mixes more techno and electro. 2005 like a lone wolf cutting his teeth (and beats) in postmodern urban jungles RPO opens a new studio in Barcelona Spain: X-PERIENCE Records, Electroclash, Vesta Records, Display recordings and the most recent Tokamak records, RPO Voices dept. and RPO Digital. He continues close cooperation for remix and productions with friends producer and DJs from the whole world like Eric Entrena, Thomas Penton, Barry Gilbey, Saeed Younan, Kai, Piliavin and Zimbardo and most recent Joy Marquez ,Raf Fender .................. Today, RPO is the producer of a rising musical wave of beats with cool rhymes and "Dark House Tribal" is his signature sound. He is recognized as one the top tastemakers., with a popularity that has been growing all around the world. RPO's banging beats put him amongst the new breed of mixers taking centre stage in the digital DJ rig, easy to see why he has drawn attention and fame ....