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NUDE 075. Ramon Tapia

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What do you get if you take the offspring of a Dutch woman and a (literally) revolutionary Chilean musician and steep him in the musical climate of Belgian techno in his formative years? Ramon Tapia was the result of this rather unique combination of circumstances, a producer whose eclectic past and upbringing combined to create one of the freshest sounds in techno music of recent years.

Ramon was born and raised in Holland, and followed in his father’s footsteps in his teenage years when he began producing. His mother met his father some years after he escaped from Pinochet’s Chile, where his own music had incensed the military government and made him a cultural dissident. Ramon’s youth was thankfully not as turbulent nor dangerous, with the young talent brought up on a musical diet that was incendiary in its own way: Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Kraftwerk, Front 242, and the early pioneers of Detroit techno. His two older sisters played a key part in his musical formation, sparking his imagination with tales of dance floor epiphanies upon their return from clubs of the country’s heyday.

Ramon Tapia is a humble man enjoying his dream job. He just wants to carry on doing what he does best with no hyperbole, egomania or bullshit: rocking dancefloors and releasing infallible grooves. “I want to take Say What? Recordings to the next level, do some big collabs, just enjoy my work and let the music I make and DJ speak.”

Today, we welcome him back to the NUDE Podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Pounding Rolling Techno Groove Podcast Tapiatakeover June summer festival Saywhat?

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Ramon Tapia – Future of Mankind

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Techno Peppers

Tell us about your next EP?
I have an EP coming up on Drumcode called “ Future of Mankind which contains 4 tracks. Variating from a bit more melodic to pounding to deep. To be honest I think it’s one of the releases I’m most proud of to this day and to release on the label was in my bucket list for quite a while.

What have you got coming up?
Waiting for festivals to happen but for now, I have Caprice Festival, Loveland, Tomorrowland, Pukkelpop confirmed so it will be a great summer if this all will happen and corona doesn’t mess things up again

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Be safe out there!  And hope to dance with you again soon.

Tracklist

1) RanchaTek – Intro (Original 2k21 mix)
2) Ramon Tapia Brabo’s Hand
3) Broken Robot – Falling (Original Mix)
4) Buitrago – No signal – Michael Klein Remix
5) Ramon Tapia – Song of Sirens
6) Ramon Tapia Screwdriver Future of Mankind
7) Gary Burrows – Crazy Out There
8) Balthazar & JackRock – Frame of Mind
9) Ramon Tapia- Future of Mankind
10) KETTING – Terra (Original Mix)
11) HXTC – Kronos (Original Mix)
12) Atze Ton – Techno Driver
13) Cleric – 27 Hours
14) Ramon Tapia – Eternal Odyssey
15) Ramon Tapia – Zero Gravity
16) Teo Drean – Gros Pecs

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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