Riovolt

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Norbert Küpper
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Born and raised in Munich, Germany, Klaus Norbert Küpper started to play drum at the age of 11 and later on studied music at the Richard Strauss Conservatory. After live in the 4 continents and play in several bands such as "Agua Na Boca", with based in Amsterdam brazilian diva Lilian Vieira from Zuco 103 as lead vocalist, he has chosen Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to develop his very personal electronic project. In the year of 2000 the same Lilian went to Brazil and has visited his studio, where they recorded a drum'n'bass version of brazilian classic samba 'O Ronco Da Cuica' and since then Riovolt was born. The first album, 'Digital Audio Bossa' came out three years later only, when he was back to his hometown Munich. Riovolt is signed by italian label Irma Records(LaDouce).(J.A)
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Albums

IRMA 513815-2 Riovolt - Digital Audio Bossa album art Riovolt Digital Audio Bossa (Album) Irma IRMA 513815-2 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
IRM 816 CD Riovolt - Sambarama album art Riovolt Sambarama(CD, Album) La Douce IRM 816 CD Italy 2005 Sell This Version
CCRM-3003, CCRM-3003S Riovolt - Sunshine Suite album art Riovolt Sunshine Suite (Comp, Single) Aperitivo Records CCRM-3003, CCRM-3003S Japan 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CUADRA 008 Riovolt - Sambass 2 Sampler album art Riovolt / Kaleidoscópio Riovolt / Kaleidoscópio - Sambass 2 Sampler Cuadra CUADRA 008 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
DOUCE 004 Riovolt - Quero Ver - Cresce Lentamente - Rio Remixes album art Riovolt Quero Ver - Cresce Lentamente - Rio Remixes(12", EP) La Douce DOUCE 004 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
ICP 134 Riovolt - Brisa album art Riovolt Brisa (Single) Irma CasaDiPrimordine ICP 134 Italy 2005 Sell This Version

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bangalafumenga

March 3, 2008
Riovolt is the electro-brazilian alias of german musician Norbert "Nobit" Küpper.He started Riovolt's project during his 2 years stay in Rio de Janeiro. In the end of the year 2000 he firstly recorded his very personal version of the brazilian classic "O Ronco Cuica" by João Bosco and Aldir Blanc sung by his old friend Lilian Vieira from Zuco 103.The song, a killer drum'n'samba with gorgeous vocal, became a hit between brazilian Dj's. But only in 2003 it was released on Riovolt's first album "Digital Audio Bossa" which came out by italian label Irma Records. "Digital Audio Bossa" became a huge success worldwide specially in Japan, where Riovolt is very popular. Two years later he released "Sambarama" also with Lilian Vieira as one of the lead vocalists together with another brazilian singer,Ju Cassou. A third Riovolt's album is on its way.

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