RICARDO aka The House Mustache.
The music of West Coast DJ, Ricardo Torres can best be described as a blend of deep, soulful house inflected with the particular sound of the west coast vibe, sultry and smooth. He plays the music that house heads love to dance to; confident that when the music flows from hands that love house it can be an uplifting, groovy and sexy experience.
“I am on an eternal quest to achieve that perfect mix – (that’s) when the ideal tracks come together to form a superbly flawless union”.
Ricardo has been on this quest ever since his first chance encounter at the turntables, in 1987 at his college radio station. Shortly thereafter in 1988, he was first introduced to house music. Ricardo quickly changed his direction and followed the early days of Chicago Acid House. He moved towards this style of music since he found it to have a new and unfamiliar energy within itself.
In 1995 Ricardo, moved to Los Angeles, a city basking in sunrays and radiating the good vibes he himself perpetuated. And here, Ricardo discovered the funky, soulfulness of the west coast sound. Many of his early hero’s such as Jay-J, Chris Lum, Julius Papp, Mark Farina, and others gave him the desire to gravitate towards this deeper, more soulful West Coast style.
While still a local Los Angeles DJ, Ricardo - inspired by his love for this genre-decided early on in the year 2000 to post his mixes online to share with the world. This act of sharing his musical vision without prejudice or limitations caused him to be sought after to play his brand of house music in cities all over the world. Since then, Ricardo has played in various clubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, Miami, Montreal, Toronto, Belgrade, and London. And he continues to offer up his masterful mixes, as host of syndicated radio shows online as well as on satellite radio in the USA.
Within the recent past Ricardo has teamed up with a very talented band of Deep House DJ’s called West Coast Collective. He found this to be the perfect collaboration since the members of West Coast Collective share the same passion for the music and maintain the same ideals of the genre. They are committed to bringing exceptional music and a beautiful vibe to the people while honoring the culture of house music. But most of all, Ricardo just loves playing music that inspires the heads to get up and dance!