Co founder l Resident Dj @ familiaRise
Colombian born and raised, moved to the U.S at thirteen years old with a passion for metal, hardcore and many other “rock” underground sub-genres with an edge. Although, there was always a twist, a love for the night life, a deep appreciation for a good party, feelings that were early introduced to him by his native city’s active club scene.
After a couple of years, Cardona started developing a natural love for electronic music. He attended his first festival, and not knowing about Philly’s own scene, he traveled to and from NY numerous times to feed his soul with his most desired type of electronic music. Back in 2007 he sees the need to pick up his first pair of turntables.
In early 2011, Cardona along Jus and brothers Shino and Safarii founded familiaRise as a way to start bringing their take on music to the city of brotherly love, project accepted with great appreciation from local crews and party goers. Since 2011 until now his sound has been heard in many of Philly’s venues, mostly after-hours, New York, Colombia, Mexico, Switzerland and Germany.
“Music is a tool, used right it can give you answers, comfort and simply better living.”