Richio Suzuki is a veteran DJ with a strictly vinyl imperative who has been entertaining audiences for over 30 years with his unique mix of inner soul, funk, disco, boogie, rare groove, modern and northern soul, jazz and reggae.
He has hosted the much-lauded Version Excursion night at legendary haunts all over London since 2008, spinning cover versions on vinyl with a host of big name DJ’s such as Ashley Beedle, Dom Servini, Russ Jones, Stuart Patterson, Andy Smith, Koichi Sakai, Kay Suzuki, Mr Faso and Dean Thatcher, to name but a few.
He took Version Excursion to Japan in 2009, performing a run of shows to coincide with his set at Tokyo’s fashion week, and will repeat the tour this August to celebrate his three decades on the decks.
Richio has performed at countless private parties, exclusive fashion and celebrity events over the years and often plays jazz with a live sax and flute player. He recently launched his Mellow Mellow Right On record label with a night in Brighton, and can be found playing disco, soul and cool vibes every Thursday at Reform Social & Friday at the Hoxton Bar & Grill. He has also started a “Hawaiian Bop” night, drawing crowds in with his blend of Rock n Roll, Soul & Motown and just a touch of Ska & Latin.