Feel Me Rising
John Rios, better known by his artistic name "Ender", has risen quickly to become one of Puerto Rico's top DJs and producers carving himself a spot in the world of House and Tech-house music. Born in New York City in 1974, Ender moved to Puerto Rico at age 16, where he has lived ever since. During his childhood years he became enamored with music by listening to the sounds of disco and classic rock played by his family at home. Later his musical interests shifted to Rap, Jazz and R&B. In 1997 when he began working as a bartender at a local nightclub he was truly mesmerized by the performances of local and international DJs and artists; it was during this time that his love affair with electronic music began. In 2000 Ender started his professional career energizing the dance floors by playing the turntables in local clubs. His noteworthy talent quickly led him into his first residency at Blue Room and soon thereafter he landed his first gig when Hidden Agenda (Electronic Music Event Promotion and Production Company) booked him for his first major event. Today Ender's accomplishments include performances alongside some of the most famous DJs in the world such as Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buren, Prodigy, Sander Kleinenberg, and Eric Morillo among others. Ender began the production phase of his career in 2003 and spent the next year working on creating his original sound. Since then he has successfully worked with top talented lables such as New Era (U.K.), Wallop Recordings (U.K.), CPR Recordings (England), Grooved Music (South Africa), Stranamente Music (Italy), to name a few. He has also showcased his remarkable talent in important musical events such as Tiesto Live at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium, February 2007 (Puerto Rico - 12,000 plus in attendance), ENDURANCE, I HEART HOUSE (official after-parties of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival in 2005 and 2006 respectively), UMF 2006 (Miami, UMF Caribbean stage), and STEREO (Puerto Rico's Electronic Music Festival).. In 2007 Ender formed JER Recordings, his own Tech-house music label and the first label of it's kind based in Puerto Rico. JER Recordings is currently working with international artists of exceptional talent such as Cristian Paduraru, Spesh and Collin C., to name a few. His long-awaited debut album entitled John "Ender" Rios - Feel Me Rising is considered to be one of the finest DJ mixed CD productions released in Puerto Rico and the United States under the label JER Recordings and executive production of Music Factory. Due this summer, the album features several original songs and remixes of amazing artists such as Ektor, Itzahyana, Ivan Robles and Nashali. This solid production brings together John's formidable talent and truly unique sounds characterized by techy electro up-beat rhythms, and the distinctive talent of these aforementioned artists to successfully deliver an exhilarating work of new age music perfect for listening or dancing. The future for John "Ender" Rios promises yet further success, both as the solo artist he\'s become and the DJ we know him to be. Another album, more remixes, definitely, the best is yet to come for this remarkable performer.