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.

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.

Once bitten by the techno bug, Ramon moved to Belgium’s scene capital, Antwerp, to study as a jeweler and diamond cutter. It was a part-time job in a record shop that helped to decide his destiny, however. He began producing tracks with a colleague, and slowly learned to produce solo. After a fruitful period producing much tougher techno, a resurgent Ramon Tapia began to find fame under his new moniker in the late 2000s on labels like Herzblut, Craft and Yellow Tail, forging a new school techno sound that blended the slower, sexier sounds of the contemporary vibe with his schooling in the genre from the past few decades. In 2010 he mixed a compilation for New York’s legendary Strictly Rhythm, plundering their back catalogue for a full mix of new interpretations by him and various collaborators. This marked the biggest turning point in his career, catapulting him onto the world stage. “It was a great opportunity and made me grow in a lot of aspects.” he says.

The cream of Holland’s techno scene soon followed suit, with his worked snapped up by 2000 And One’s Remote Area and 100% Pure, Shinedoe’s Intacto and Secret Cinema’s Gem Records and further afield by Germany’s Great Stuff and Tiga’s Turbo. Remixes for Paul Weller, Armand van Helden, Nic Fanciulli, Marc Romboy, Monika Kruse, Mauro Picotto, DJ Sneak and Umek and many others came. Eventually in 2012 he set up his own labels, Say What? Recordings and collaboration label Aella Music (which he runs together with Hermanez) to proliferate his sound further. With tinges of his Latin background lacing his percussion sections and his Dutch/Belgian heritage providing the basis for his hard-grooving techno template, his sound is one that mixes organic, tribal rhythm and syncopation and electronic machinations to potent effect.

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.”



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This Groove

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It's That Dub Thing

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Year 3000

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Yeah Yeah

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Out now My New Release On HotSince 82 's Knee Deep in Sound !!!!
with Remixes from Tiger Stripes and Re.You
Release Date 03.03.2017

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Ramon Tapia - Karma - S ..

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Electrik E-Jackulation

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Land Of Drum

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Yellow Submarine [ABGT1 ..

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Ramon Tapia

Move One (Original Mix)

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Dancing Bodies

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By Me

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Barrydubb

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True Definition

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House Assignment

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The Feelin

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Jah

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Motion

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True Definition (Sneak ..

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Intense Idea

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Don't Go

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I Call It Bass

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Trolley

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Ramon Tapia

The Ride

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Ramon Tapia returns to Toolroom after the huge success of ‘Yellow Submarine’ earlier this year that went on to become one of THE tunes of the BPM Festival in Mexico. ‘Move One’ is an all round darker affair and lends itself perfectly to those bigger techno floors. Tapia manages to fuse his trademark techno grooves with some old school trance influences that can be heard in that incredible break down once those meaty synths land!

One weapon that you need in your life, this will be huge!

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Ramon Tapia - Toxic Fun ..

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Label boss Ramon Tapia returns with two distinct offerings, and the title track rolls out hypnotically, with a bubbling bassline providing momentum and mangled vocals reiterating the title. 

Things are quite different on “The Attack”, which comes across as a more upbeat affair, mostly due to optimistic chords that eventually take over and end up emanating the strongest of House vibes.

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Label boss Ramon Tapia returns with two distinct offerings, and the title track rolls out hypnotically, with a bubbling bassline providing momentum and mangled vocals reiterating the title. 

Things are quite different on “The Attack”, which comes across as a more upbeat affair, mostly due to optimistic chords that eventually take over and end up emanating the strongest of House vibes.

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Toolroom are kicking things off in style for 2016 as they welcome Ramon Tapia to the Family. From humble beginnings as a part-time assistant in a record store in Antwerp to rocking global techno stages on a weekly basis, Ramon’s rise to the top has been a steady and meteoric one. Frequently appearing on heavyweight labels like 100% Pure, Area Remote and his own Say What imprint, Toolroom are massively proud to present ‘Yellow Submarine’.



The track itself is potentially Ramon’s finest hour and is already poised to be one of the anthems of the BPM Festival in Mexico that kicks off the day of release. The darkness of that rumbling tech house groove accompanied by the light of that uplifting synth pattern, this is a simple yet hugely effective track that musically epitomizes Toolroom as a label and sits as a perfect release to start the year after an incredible 2015.

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Closing the year of 2015 with one of the most respected artists of House and Techno industries, who stops by at our warm place to disperse his special magic powder. Belgium’s diamond has an impressive back-catalogue, flooded by hot gems - releases on very notable record labels such as: Bedrock, Suara, Great Stuff, Octopus, Terminal M - just to name a few. Running his very own record-labels ‘Say What?’ and ‘Aella Music’ (collaboration label with Hermanez).

‘Responce Tactic’ is one of those tracks you will easily recognize at the dance floor and it might remain one of the night’s highlight: powerful/driving techno grooves along with uplifting-progressive-pads/leads that create a magical atmosphere. TIGHT production ahead!

The fun isn’t over; Germany’s ‘one-of-the-most-valuable-producers’ joins the party and delivering a fan-tas-tic remix. Nothing better to refresh your ears with Thomas Schumacher’s homemade fat basslines, excellent selection of drums and of course the exciting vibe from the original on top. Cream de la cream.

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Ramon Tapia - Responce ..

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Closing the year of 2015 with one of the most respected artists of House and Techno industries, who stops by at our warm place to disperse his special magic powder. Belgium’s diamond has an impressive back-catalogue, flooded by hot gems - releases on very notable record labels such as: Bedrock, Suara, Great Stuff, Octopus, Terminal M - just to name a few. Running his very own record-labels ‘Say What?’ and ‘Aella Music’ (collaboration label with Hermanez).

‘Responce Tactic’ is one of those tracks you will easily recognize at the dance floor and it might remain one of the night’s highlight: powerful/driving techno grooves along with uplifting-progressive-pads/leads that create a magical atmosphere. TIGHT production ahead!

The fun isn’t over; Germany’s ‘one-of-the-most-valuable-producers’ joins the party and delivering a fan-tas-tic remix. Nothing better to refresh your ears with Thomas Schumacher’s homemade fat basslines, excellent selection of drums and of course the exciting vibe from the original on top. Cream de la cream.

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Ramon Tapia - Responce ..

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Slinking into right frequencies slowly but steady, this 11th issue of Heulsuse

comes by frenchman Remcord. Deep patterns combining solid grooves with “Saed”,

just in order to wake up the dancefloor properly with the spectacular remix by none other

than Ramon Tapia. “Essential Flavour” brings the mood into the next level to slowly finalize

this journey with a big breath in “Green Haze”. Heulsusenpower at its best.

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Remcord - Saed (Ramon T ..

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John Digweeds long running and influential Bedrock label is delighted to welcome back Ramon Tapia to the label with Hysteria / Intricate

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John Digweeds long running and influential Bedrock label is delighted to welcome back Ramon Tapia to the label with Hysteria / Intricate

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Guy J’s Lost & Found is riding high in 2015 with its flow of exceptional releases that now continue with a bumper package of remix interpretations of some of the standout tracks from Guy Mantzur & Sahar Z’s critically acclaimed “Time” album - a stunning audio journey, so distinctly special that it has captivated audiences on a global scale, breaking through simplistic genre boundaries and uniting people through its exploration of the psyche of modern electronic dance music.



The super-talented Italian trio of Andrea Di Ceglie, Fedele Ladisa and Luigi Tutolo (aka Agents Of Time) open proceedings here, with their interpretation of “Small Heart Attack”. These purveyors of an ever evolving sound - a fusion of strong elements that flags up electronic, progressive, techno and ambient influences - are on exceptionally fine form, creating a deeply brooding, melancholic remix.



“Survivors Guilt” is given a new school techno treatment by Ramon Tapia as he blends the slower, sexier sounds of the contemporary vibe with his deep understanding of the genre from the past few decades. With tinges of his Latin background influencing percussive elements and his Dutch/Belgian heritage providing the basis for his hard-grooving template, his sound is one of the freshest of recent years.



Guy J’s work is always touched with a magic and emotion that few rival and his remix of “Small Heart Attack” is yet another example of why his productions are so special. Sensual beauty flows seemingly effortlessly into an enthrallingly hypnotic, ever-blossoming journey, as his interpretation weaves its slow-build seductive spell.



Robert Babicz stands tall as one of only a handful of distinctive artists who are bold enough to breathe life into their productions with true emotion. His creations display a level of honesty and soul that sets them apart from so much of today’s here-today-gone-tomorrow disposable music - the mark of a true musical innovator. Here, he reveals his talent and skill as one of Europe’s most essential techno producers, with a stunning remix of “Our Foggy Trips” - its soaring, pulsating, angelic beauty is a true wonder to behold and the perfect finale for this exceptionally creative remix EP.

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