Ricardo Baez

Ricardo Baez


Florence, IT
Agent: David Oyston
Press Kit

Upcoming Shows

Fri Jul 26 - Polifonic Festival, Cisternino
Fri Aug 9 - Mood Festival, Tolentino

Biography

Born in Florence to Italian and Venezuelan parents, Ricardo Baez has always been surrounded by music: on the one hand his father’s collection of blues and jazz records and on the other the pop tapes from the eighties that his mother used as the soundtrack for dance classes.

This great melting pot of genres gave Baez the ability to leave a significant mark on alternative culture in Italy. In 2010, Baez founded “Tropical Animals”, the weekly party in Florence which has contributed to the evolution of Italian club culture for another decade.

In a world where trends and fashion born and die, “Tropical Animals” has never stopped its evolution, thanks mostly to Baez’s DJ sets and the numerous and important guests, maniacally chosen by Ricardo. From Avalon Emerson to Vladimir Ivkovic, from Jayda G to Mall Grab to Marshall Jefferson (just to name a few), Baez’s knowledge and sensitivity in the realm of electronic music have long made him the perfect foil for the world’s best DJs.

This reputation and his eclectic style have therefore led him to tread the consoles of many clubs around the world, including Tresor, Watergate, XOYO, Corsica Studios, Renate, House of Yes, Slippers, Le Bain and many others.

Ricardo also proved himself to be an expert and thoughtful producer. After having tracks and EP published on important European labels, since 2018 his productions have found a home in his label “Tropical Animals”, together with those of a community of artists and friends who think the same way as Whitesquare, The Cyclist, Robert Owens, Rebolledo and the pioneer of Italian disco, Daniele Baldelli. 2023 sees him as one of the protagonist with 3 important releases on influential labels such as Mule Musiq, Permanent Vacation and Bordello a Parigi.

Ricardo Baez is an accomplished tastemaker dedicated to the community, to the Italian scene and to the melting pot of creativity that only clubbing can offer. All this is clearly audible from the energy and care he puts into each of his DJ sets.

Upcoming Shows

Fri Jul 26 - Polifonic Festival, Cisternino
Fri Aug 9 - Mood Festival, Tolentino