Manchunian emcee RIO delivers a Valentine’s gift to fans in the shape of his latest mixtape ‘The Ri Mix‘ and is set to perform six dates this year as part of Labrinth‘s After Party UK Club Tour.

The rapper has been receiving great feedback as one to watch for 2012 and after announcing he will be performing six dates across the UK as part of the Labrinth After Party UK Club Tour, we at Flavour will be keeping an eye and ear on him to see how he progresses. RIO performed a set at our Flavour Live showcase last year, bringing a cheeky flavour direct from Manchester to our London stage. He has received support from Radio 1 DJ Mistajam and was nominated for his first outing ‘Bottom To The Top’ in 2010 at the Official Mixtape Awards. His newest offering ‘The Ri-Mix’ with DJ Tango samples some of the most popular beats around at the moment and allows RIO to share his love for his son, dreams within the industry and more. Listen to his version of tracks from Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye West and more by downloading his mixtape below.

‘The Ri Mix’ is out now, download for free at

1. Headlines
2. Rack City
3. Motto
4. John
5. Niggaz in Paris
6. Mirror on the Wall
7. Underground Kings
8. Stay Schemin

Follow RIO on Twitter: @RIOmusic10 and hash tag #TheRiMix