Next up is an interview & mix by my long time friend and steady partner in many entertainment industry crimes, Ramchez. Besides sharing an undying passion for music, I’d like to think that together we’ve influenced the way people party here in Amsterdam, mostly through our combined events, DJ-sets & releases — still going strong after all those unhealthy years, hehe. Enjoy.
Where, when & how was the mix recorded?
On the 25th of September 2008 at my new home using the Traktor Scratch system.
How would you say your sound has changed during your active years as a DJ?
Through the years I’ve come to realize that music, and especially the quest for finding good tunes, has become an addiction; leaving me craving that next fix. Strolling around hours on end searching for that one phat record, either in a second-hand store, webshop, or an obscure tucked away little store somewhere in the outskirts of Berlin.
The last couple of years I’ve shifted more towards spinning my sets digitally. I’ve been a Final Scratch user from the early beginnings, and I can absolutely say that this system provides a stabile working environment. Since the latest upgrade to Traktor Pro I’ve got the opportunity to focus more and more on using effects, loops & other DJ-ing aspects, in stead of just blending one record into another, thus giving me a better overview and more control over the music that I play.
Who are your favorite DJ’s/artists and why?
Artists that are of interest to me are artists who select their records in such a way that when they mix ‘m together it opens up a whole new dimension. Leaving that personal mark. New, old, American, European, House, Minimal or Techno, DJ’s should leave their individual marks on the dancefloor.
Take Zip of Perlon for instance: he really knows how to push the boundaries whilst DJ-ing, taking the listener on a deep and driving hypnotic ride through sound and rhythm. He builds up to a climax in such an eccentric way, it’s just simply always a beautiful experience! Other artists I’ve been influenced by are: Theo Parrish, Prosumer, Sammy Dee, Moodymann, and of course my Lofarmedia buddies Frodo & Pep.
Any parties & future plans we should know about?
On the 13th of December 2008 we are organizing ‘Redevice invites A Guy Called Gerald‘ here in Amsterdam at club Studio 80. Expect a refreshing, forwards pushing and renewing sound from this veteran. I saw him perform live last summer at the Panoramabar in Berlin, and wow, did he rock that mutha! We are very proud to have him over.
Together with the boys from Lofarmedia I’m working on a new version of a multi-media project called ‘Contemplation’, which was developed by a dear friend of ours, Jurriaan van Dam, who unfortunately passed away earlier this year at a far too young age. We’re busy perfectioning the installation and getting it ready to show to the public somewhere in the beginning of next year.
01. Ron Trent – ‘Morning Factory’
02. Alex medina – ‘Pruella [Effections Remix]’
03. Burnski – ‘Discharge [Digital_Bonus]’
04. Md’z Revenge – ‘The Banger’
05. Nick Curly – ‘Tele Vision’
06. Deadbeat – ‘Incinerate’
07. Daniela Stickroth – ‘The Differences Game [Xhin Remix]’
08. Boris Werner – ‘Desert Blues’
09. Men In Slippers – ‘To See Anything Final’
10. Men In Slippers – ‘Pingu’
11. Skugge And Stavoestrand – ‘Mantra Disk’
12. Mark Broom – ‘Bounce’
13. Delete – ‘Profundidad Aussente’
14. Green Velvet – ‘Coitus’
15. Tomoki – ‘Voices’
16. My My – ‘Day For Night’
17. Haruki Matsuo – ‘DanKan’
18. D. Diggler – ‘Timemachine’
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OTAM Mix 07: Ramchez – ‘Out There A Minute’