311 – Ramon Tapia
Ramon Tapia was always destined to be a musician. The son of a revolutionary Chilean cultural dissident who had to flee his native land to escape General Pinochet’s tyrannical regime his father settled in the Netherlands where met his wife and then introduced his son to an eclectic array of music. It was in his teenage years that Ramon was bitten by the producing bug after being exposed to the sounds of techno. He then moved to Antwerp to study as a jeweler before starting work in a record store and decide that his destiny didn’t lie with examining diamonds but rather crafting the sounds he enjoyed so much himself.
Ramon then quickly rose through the ranks releasing on a host of the most credible labels from 2000 to Turbo, mixing a compilation for New York’s legendary Strictly Rhythm along the way and then founding his own imprints Aella Music and Say What Recordings. Perhaps the most enchanting thing about Ramon’s work is the passion behind it- this is a man doing his dream job and it shows. Thus it is with great excitement we present this exclusive mix from Ramon and hope you enjoy it as much as we do! With tinges of his Latin background lacing his percussion sections and his Dutch/Belgian heritage providing the basis for his hard-grooving techno template this a mix perfect for that sunny afternoon…
Tracklisting1 Mathias Kaden _ Fx Tool 02 – Desolat2 Ben Vedren -I Know You Know (Original Mix) – MiniBar Music3 Butch – Rawhide –4 Alex Arnout -One Nation feat. Tyree Cooper (Tristan Da Cunha Remix) _ One Rec5 Ramon Tapia – I Call It Bass – Original – Skint Rec6 Bimas & Francisco Allendes – No Name – Unreleased7 Max Demand & Garen Daren – Viva _ Deep Beep Rec8 Leon & Nathan Barrato – Que Pop – Saved Rec9 Christian Smith – Get It Done -Ramon Tapia Remix – Tronic10 Gel Abril – Provocateur – Be As One11 Ilariuo Liburni – Play Me _ Aella Music12 Ramon Tapia – Lock – Say What ? Rec13 Ramon Tapia –Elleonore’s Dream – Say What ? Rec14 L.O.E.H. – The Dots – Greel Pound