Although San Francisco DJ RickPreston started off his career playing disco and funk in the early 80's, Rick used his experience in the booming 80's alternative scene to hone his DJing skills. Rick would be part of various nighttime gatherings in bars and night clubs, leading their nights with swooning tunes and industrial beats. And as the music progressed, so would his attraction to what would lead to an even bigger movement, House Music.
In the early 90's, Rick became involved with promotion alongside his frequent DJ gigs. Rick was helping put on club nights and raves in their beginning stages, when the underground was at its strongest.
While his DJ sets are mostly considered deep and funky, Rick enjoys taking the crowd on "the journey" in his sets. Therefore his time on the decks are not limited to just the deep/funky sound. Rick has a special flair for bringing together a multitude of genres which can include soulful vocals, disco, tribal rhythms, tech-house, some acid house, a classic track or two, or even a mind awakening spoken word.
As a house music producer, Preston's motto of quality not quantity has stood him in good stead with some superb labels, notably Glasgow Underground, home to Mateo & Matos, Romanthony, and Neon Heights. He also has releases on Viva! Recordings, Worship Recordings, AfterHours, Eight-Tracks, Kolour Recordings, Amfibius Recordings, Character Recordings, Freeze Records, Big Big Trax, and BCE.
Rick has also done remixes for Nervous Records, Amenti Music, Limestone Recordings, Motion Music, Housetown Records, Coastline Recordings, Blue Iguana, Bananza Recordings, and Mimosa Recordings.
Originals Mercury Uno EP - BCE Records Preston/Papp Project - Everybody - Freeze Records Preston/Papp Project - Philly Intrusion - Freeze Records RickPreston - Chasing the Sun/Two Fisted Smoke - Glasgow Underground RickPreston & Bill Williams - Into Your Soul - Big Big Trax RickPreston - Polyphony/Future Paradise - Glasgow Underground RickPreston - Soul Searchin'/Ultrasuede - Glasgow Underground RickPreston - (Altruism EP) Body Move/Body Move Dub/Spring Fling/Fire it Up - Viva! Recordings RickPreston/Jay-J/Mark Camp - (San Francisco Sauce EP) Spam Jam/I Fondue -After Hours Records RickPreston - Cha! - Viva Recordings RickPreston and Jay-J - Dreamin'/Wright On - After Hours Records RickPreston and Ben Viguerie - There - Character Records RickPreston - VooDoo/VooDub - Amfibius Records RickPreston & DTC (Feat. Ras D) - The Magnet/The Magnet Dub - Worship Recordings RickPreston & Twilite - Sexy Blue - Kolour Digital
RickPreston - It Would Be You - Blue Iguana Music
Beaters and Bowls - The Stranger - Eight Tracks
Remixes Alexander East - No More (RickPreston and Lawnchair Generals Remix) - Amenti Music Deep House Souldiers - This is Why We Dance (Rick's Steamer Lane Redub) - Limestone Records Deep House Souldiers - Taylor's Theme (Rick's Steamer Lane Rerub) - Mimosa Recordings Etch Brothers - Green Light Go (RickPreston vs. DJF Mix) - Sweet Groove Music Wholebeat - What I See (Rick's Pacific Coast Dub) - Coastline Recordings Vasili Gavre - I Hear Your Voice (RickPreston's Dub) - Gimme Some Records Ryan Tapia - Melodic Pleasures (Rick's Dub) - Bananza Recordings Mr. Bristle, Vic Vegas, and Ethan Klein - Heartbreaker (RickPreston & DJF Remix) - Housetown Records Cuban Pete - All the Way Live (RickPreston and DTC Remix) - Mimosa Recordings Deep House Souldiers - Changing Directions (Rick's Mix) - Coastline Recordings Nectar - Life (RickPreston and DTC Remix) - Innerflight Music Lady Cherelle - Sabroso (RickPreston and DTC's Human Rights Mix) - InnerSense Recordings Gabriel Black - Generator (RickPreston and DTC Remix) - Care Recordings Rob Slac - It's Official (Rick's Mix) - Chillin' Music DJ Dennis - Marley's Dance (RickPreston's Santa Cruz Jam) - Selekta Recordings Sombionx - Dream (RickPreston's Mix) - Viva! Recordings Peter Vogelaar - Run and Pray (RickPreston and DTC Remix) - Blue Iguana Music Jason Merle - Move Your Feet (RickPreston Remix) - Yerba Buena Discos Podge - Flight of the SR71 (RickPreston's Mix) - Simmer Recordings Chris Arkenberg - Spell on Me (RickPreston and DTC's N2O Remix) - Subgrinden Etch Brothers - Don't Le Me Go (RickPreston's Mix) - Sweet Groove Music DJ Dennis - How Many Times (RickPreston’s Dub Mix) - Selekta Recordings
Face (feat. Jennifer Perryman) - Free (Rick's West Coast Dub) - 3345 Music Duwayne Motley - Come Get Me (RickPreston and Roos Dub) - Nervous Records
Atnarko - On the Floor (Rick P and Roos - Beaters and Bowls Remix) - Motion Music