Riva Ultrafunk & Gery Getthat were born with much love for music, and throughout their lives this feeling only got stronger. When they started to combine their ideas, mixtapes and skills, it became clear to them they were meant to form a duo. As soon as they got their very first professional equipment, their productions went to a whole new level. After a few free giveaways their first official remix came out under the big record label PM Music on the first of May of 2012. Nowadays they also bring their music to various clubs and disco’s. House, minimal, techno and electro, it doesn’t matter, they play it all with the same devotion that borders on religious enthusiasm. At every gig they perform they try to spread the sound they so intensely believe in. An evening with Riva Ultrafunk & Gery Getthat guarantees an evening full of eargasms and dancing your ass off! So, let get the party started!
Riva Ultrafunk (Rowin Ubink) first came in contact with housemusic in 2004, and was sold immediately. The Laidback Luke Remix of Dada Life’s ‘Great Fashionista Swindle’ pulled him into the scene and he never left it. He started to gather as much tracks as he could, and combined with seeing various DJ’s in his direct environment he decided he wanted to become one of them. It started out with various mixtapes he distributed among his friends. After a while making these became easier and Rowin started looking for the next challenge. He changed his alias from ‘The House Bastard’ to ‘Royal Rhythimz’ in 2008, and joined up with Gery Getthat, combining the passion and skills of two. They started making new mixtapes and took their passion even further by producing their own tracks and playing at clubs like Club Poema (Utrecht) & Club Lux (Utrecht). Nowadays Rowin is known as Riva Ultrafunk. He’s still a duo with Gery Getthat as Riva Ultrafunk and their star is rising fast!
Gery Getthat (Ted Voorend) was born to love beats, claps, snares and drums. Just like Riva he started out by making simple mixtapes for his friends, but after a while he started to produce his very own tracks. The decision to make a career out of these productions came at the age of sixteen. It was like an addiction to Ted, and he spent many days (and nights) searching for the perfect beat, the perfect rhythm, and the catchiest synths. To get some experience with performing on stage, he and some friends began a drive-in show. But after a while he decided that his true calling was producing tracks in the studio. One of his first (modest) hits was a bootleg of ‘Inside the place’ by the famous DJ Afrojack. He distributed this bootleg for free and the track was heard in the Dutch clubs, but also in places like Lloret de Mar where it rocked the crowds. Today Gery Getthat is still producing, and building a career with his partner Riva Ultrafunk. Together they have scored a lot of likes on their free released remixes of Dirty South’s ‘Alive’, Basto’s ‘Again and Again’, Tiësto’s ‘Work Hard Play Hard’ and Benny Benassi’s ‘Beautiful People’. And now? Now they are ready to turn the clubs inside out!