Rio’s 2019 Birthday Mix

Today I’m 39. On the real, 38 was the hardest year of my life. I’m still struggling with the losses and struggles of the past 12 months. I miss my Dad and Samantha every moment of every day. After everything that’s happened the one thing I can say is that I’m incredibly grateful for the friends and chosen family that have been my support system. The most humbling experience I’ve ever had is the kindness and patience you’ve shown me this past year.

I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to being a year older than I’ve been now facing 39. I want this to be a fresh start, a year of renewal and growth. With that in mind I’ve put together my annual birthday mix with an eye on songs that have brought me comfort and solace in the past few months. If you’ve reached out to me or spent time with me this past year, this is my thanks to you.







El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cards 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my friends and lovers! El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cards are back in the mix to get their kicks! This is the 12th year of my cards and it’s turned into my longest running project yet. Enjoy! As always, please post these cards on the pages of your social media friends, polyamorous quadrangle booty calls, instagram crushes, sanchas, Tinder regrets, and people you stalk on snapchat. To see a complete collection of El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cardsvisit:




38 and No Hate

Eyyyyyy! It’s my birthday! One of the biggest joys of my birthdays are putting out mixes that encapsulate my previous year and are a snapshot of where I’m at in life and music. This year is no different and it’s my gift back to everyone who has been with me during this 37th year of my life.

The title of this mix is a reference to the mix I put out on my 28th birthday a decade ago. Back in those days I would burn a huge stack of CDs and hand them out to people. I’ve come a long way since then.


Happy birthday to me!