In 2011, Riddler continues to perform at the same level and passion. He was nominated at this year’s 26th Annual International Dance Music Awards at the Winter Music Conference in Miami for Best Radio Mixshow DJ for his Adrenaline show that airs on Sir..
An enigma in the music game can best describe DJ Riddler. Since bursting onto the scene in 2000, The Riddler has worked in all facets of the music industry as an Artist, Producer, Major and Independent Record Label Executive, Entrepreneur, Radio DJ, and of course Club DJ. He continues to perfect his craft and evolve in an industry where you only have 15 minutes of fame. The Riddler proves he still got a lot of time left on the clock.
Prior to becoming The Riddler, Rich Pangilinan’s roots go back to where he was born in Chicago, IL. He started playing piano at the age of five and continued his musical journey as an All-State Trumpet player in High School. However, in 1986 he discovered House Music listening to the radio in Chicago. “I would record Bad Boy Bill’s mixes on WBMX and try to be just like him.” Not long after, he would follow in the footsteps of his idol by DJing at the hottest clubs and Live on the Radio.
Coming to New York City in 1996, DJ Rich as he was known then, worked for Tommy Boy Records and had a radio mix show on the World Famous Z100. During this time, he learned about the music industry, started producing in the studio, and continued to DJ at the big clubs around New York. His big break came in 2000 when he moved to the legendary Dance station 103.5 KTU and The Riddler was born.
Riddler has released over 19 Commercial Compilations selling over a million RIAA certified copies with SHR, Tommy Boy Records, Ministry of Sound USA/MCA, J Records, and Ultra Records. He also won awards in 2001, 2003, 2005 at the Winter Music Conference IDMA awards for Best Radio Mixshow DJ and Best CD Compilation.
The Riddler has become an accomplished Producer and Remixer over the years. “Growing up and DJing around the early 90′s Techno scene, I still like to incorporate the early electro and house vocals in my production today.” That was evident as an artist with the group MYNT in 2005 signed to Ultra Records with their hit single “How Did You Know” featuring Kim Sozzi.
One thing he learned being at the Major record labels was the importance of staying relevant and fresh with new sounds. He has collaborated with several up and coming producers as well as established ones. Most recently, Riddler has done several projects with American DJ Vice and Australian DJ/Producer Tom Piper and has worked with artists like Pitbull, Britney Spears, The Script, Hot Chelle Rae, Drake, and more. His next Solo EP is set for release in early 2012 on Soltrenz/Strictly Rhythm.
DJ Riddler continues to spread his love of music on Terrestrial Radio and Satellite Radio. He continues his daily and weekly radio shows on Z100-New York, 103.5-KTU, Hot 95.7-Houston, and on SiriusXM BPM. As a result, he still manages to win awards including Best Radio Mixshow DJ in 2010 and 2011 DJ Times Expo-Atlantic City. Also, his Adrenaline show on SiriusXM BPM was nominated for the 9th time along with Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Above & Beyond, Pete Tong, Tiesto & Dennis Ruyer in 2011.
Whether its performing at Festivals like the Sundance Film Festival-Park City, Utah or Winter Music Conference-Miami, FL or clubs like Webster Hall-New York City to Republiq-Manila, Philippines, The Riddler continues to have an extensive touring schedule. Being “all over the place” musically and professionally lives up to The Riddler name and that suits him just fine.
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2011 Remixes & Productions
The Ruse - Beautiful Is Gone (Soltrenz/Strictly Rhythm)
New Boyz - Better With The Lights Off (Warner Brothers)
Britney Spears - Criminal (RCA)
Hot Rod - Dance With Me (G-Note)
The Script - For The First Time (Sony/Epic)
The Script - Nothing (Sony/Epic)
Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (Sony/Columbia)
Hot Chelle Rae - Tonight Tonight (Sony/RCA)
Jason Derulo - It Girl (Warner Brothers)
Pink - Raise Your Glass (Sony/RCA)
Pitbull feat. Marc Anthony - Rain Over Me (Mr 305/RCA)
Timbaland, David Guetta, Pitbull - Pass At Me (Universal)