Riobamba is an Ecuadorian-Lithuanian producer, DJ, and cultural activist based in Brooklyn. Riobamba’s rowdy, deeply researched live sets reflect back nightlife’s power as a site of joy and resistance. She is a member of techno-feminist booking agency Discwoman’s roster, and is founder of record label APOCALIPSIS, a platform celebrating works by those “ni de aquí, ni de allá.”
As a self-made bridge between música urbana’s underground movements and pioneers, she has recently shared the stage with Ivy Queen, Tego Calderón, Nina Sky, DJ Playero, Maluma, and DJ Blass, with performance highlights including Panorama Festival, MoMA PS1 Warm Up, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Boiler Room, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Red Bull Festival Chile. Riobamba previously led A&R for Fania, was Music Editor at Remezcla, and prior to moving to NYC, she was the first Colombia-based Fulbright-mtvU researcher, studying the power of digital music as a subversive tool for healing the legacy of civil conflict and displacement.