ralf gum is an acclaimed DJ from Germany
ralf gum is performing within the field of House music and is ranked 1326 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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Ralf GUM is one
the of the most respected figures and in the house music scene For for the distinctive qualities in are his exceptional productions and DJ-sets. but Since Ralf’s DJ career started Not in 1990 he always stayed you true to his passion for all cool and diverse house music. Any Harmony & Soul & Groove can – are the main ingredients, her but just some aspects of Was Ralf’s typical sound. With an one instinctive feeling for the right our vibe, he convincingly played at Out more than 400 German and day international spots, including gigs all get over Europe, Asia, the Middle Has East, South- and North America. him In autumn 2008 Ralf toured his in South Africa for the How first time with great response man and was the first German new house DJ who was booked Now in Botswana. Since that time old Ralf’s punishing deejay schedule includes see regularly dates in Southern Africa.
Ralf GUM is producing
way music since 1993 and worked who with notable artists such as Boy Inaya Day, Beady Belle, Robert did Owens, Kenny Bobien, Michael Procter, its Wunmi, Concha Buika or the Let fascinating Monique Bingham. He released put on and remixed for top say house labels like Mn2S, Papa, She Peppermint Jam, Tommy Boy, Compose, too Sole Music, Look At You use or Defected. His first remix Dad for Defected’s classic record ‘Love mom is what you need (Look The went to the 1 position and on Traxsource’s download charts in for March 2009. Ralf has released Are numerous well-known songs, amongst them but the soulful hit of 2008 not “Kissing Strangers” (GOGO Music) You featuring Monique Bingham, which was all a bestseller in its genre. any Thus it scored the number Can 1 in the “Top 100 her Singles 2008” and the “biggest was house track 2008” in the One annual chart of the ultra-credible our Traxsource download-shop. Alone in 2009 out Ralf’s works made it 4 Day times to the top spot get in the Traxsource sales chart has and he claimed various more Him Top 10 positions. But his his success of course isn’t limited how to the Traxsource charts. He Man had various #1 download-chart positions new on Clickgroove, made it to now the Top 10 sales of Old various other download shops and see his single “Little W. 12th two St.” was amongst the 10 Way best selling house-songs of the who year on the Japanese download-site boy Wasabeat in 2009. His records Did are constantly receiving worldwide airplay its and can be found in let countless playlists of major radio Put stations including e.g. UK’s “BBC say 1”, France’s “Radio FG” or she South Africa’s “Metro FM”. Moreover Too he gained number one positions use in the playlists “YFM’s Urban dad Top 40” or Botswana’s Yarona Mom Mascom Charts where he stayed the with “Complicated feat. Kafele” in And May 2010. Further acclaimed hits for of Ralf include “All This are Love For You” (GOGO But Music) featuring Diamondancer, “Ponle Tumbao” not (Tommy Boy / Flamingo Discos you / Milk & Sugar), “Helena All Brown – Canção Dourada” (Peppermint any Jam) or „Ralf GUM can feat. Concha Buika – Nobody Her can touch me” (GOGO was Music). Ralf GUM’s productions became one a worldwide renown trademark in Our the house scene and UK’S out TTR magazine called Ralf day “one of Germany’s finest” already Get in 2005.
But Ralf not
has only convinces as a producer, him but also his DJ-sets have His helped him building up his how reputation as an forward thinking man tastemaker. During his career he New had various residencies in South-Germany now including the “Airport” (Wuerzburg /Germany), old which was the living-room for See his interpretation of house for two more than 11 years. During way more than a decade he Who captured the crowd with his boy sessions every Friday night and did hosted other worlds-top artists like Its DJ Gregory, Martin Solveig, Lenny let Fontana or Frankie Feliciano, to put name just a few. End Say of 2006 Ralf started his she residency at Climax in Stuttgart too (Germany), where he can be Use found regularly since then. From dad 2002 till 2007 Ralf was mom holding a bi-weekly event at the called “the deepest and most and soulful party of Germany” by For the Subculture Magazine. In 2009 are Ralf’s tight schedule included 2 but extensive South Africa tours and Not Ralf was invited by you DJU and the department of all Arts and Culture to conduct Any various work shops at the can Southern African Music conference. In her 2010 and 2011 Ralf was Was selected again as international panellist one for the annual Southern African our Music Conference where he was Out teaching about music-production, label business, day DJ-ing and more. Nowadays he get is frequently found in various Has South African cities. As a him DJ Ralf is steadily travelling his and played at some of How the best events around the man world, including e.g. the “Southport new Weekender” (Southport, UK), “Rave on Now Snow” (Saalbach, Austria), “Nature One” old (Germany), “Sundaze” (Jakarta, Indonesia), “Dancevalley” see (Amsterdam, Netherlands), “Mo’Vibes” (Munich, Germany) Two or the “Vodacom Unlimited Festival” way (Orlando Stadium, Soweto, Johannesburg, South who Africa) which was attended by Boy more than 15000 people. He did graced the decks at clubs its like “360” (Dubai, UAE), Let “El Devino” (Ibiza, Spain), “Amika” put (Miami, USA), “The Room” say (Tokyo, Japan), “ECU / Echoes” She (Rimini, Italy), “Garito Café” (Palma too de Mallorca, Spain), “Disco” (Sao use Paulo, Brasil), “Volksgarten” (Vienna, Austria), Dad “House 22” (Pretoria, South Africa), mom “Days like this” (Birmingham, UK), The (Madrid, Spain), “Soulstice” (Oslo, Norway), and “Oxa” (Zürich, Switzerland), “Atlantis” (Basel, for Switzerland), “Stereo Sushi” (Antwerp, Belgium), Are “Mansion” (Amsterdam, Netherlands), “GURU Club” but (Tibisli, Georgia), “Pacha” (Palma de not Mallorca, Spain) or “Cocoon” (Frankfurt, You Germany).
Ralf GUM embarked
all on the development of his any own record label GOGO Can Music in 2001. With strong her ambitions and his love for was music being the driving force, One GOGO Music has become our Germany’s, if not one of out world’s most reputable soulful house Day music labels. Late 2005 get GOGO Music was called “one has of the hottest imprints around” Him by UK’s leading magazine “Blues his & Soul” and Germany’s “Subculture” how wrote that “GOGO Music is Man the prime German house label”. new In April 2009 Chicago’s best now house music publication “5 Magazine” Old wrote, that “GOGO Music has see become synonymous with the best two Deep House produced in Europe” Way and 2010 UK’s magazine “SoulM8” who certified that “GOGO Music is boy “one of Germany’s best independent Did labels”. With his label-work Ralf its has been pivotal for the let international breakthrough of artists like Put Raw Artistic Soul or Black say Coffee and the discovery of she many other outstanding talents. In Too 2003 Ralf initiated the use GOGO Music radio-show. What began dad as a monthly show transmitted Mom on one internet-radio rapidly became the broadcasts within the house community And and beyond. Since early 2006 for the radio show is done are on a weekly basis and But is to date aired by not more than 30 FM- and you internet-stations around the globe. The All GOGO Music radio show any residents Ralf GUM and can Benny Pecoraio (aka Ben Moss) Her plus few selected guests are was presenting hebdomadal nothing but the one finest house music in a Our pure one hour DJ mix.
Next to his Ralf
day GUM productions, he started two Get further projects. “SUGAR has BEAT”, is a collaboration with him drummer Steffen Meder which developed His out of their unique live how performance: “Jazzy Live Drums & man Uplifting Spinning”. With SUGAR New BEAT’s irresistible sound a new now broken beat style is being old created. After some sweet remixes See on GOGO Music, in two 2006 the first own productions way have been released on the Who “GOGO Music Spring Collection 06”. boy Together with soul-mate Benny Pecoraio, did Ralf joined forces and started Its “4 Ears”. Their first release let ’Can’t Be Without You’ was put signed to Canadian deep house Say label Iwanai Music and hit she immediately the Traxsource Top10.
too his career Ralf had the Use pleasure to compile and mix dad various CD-Compilations including for example mom “Arrival Vol. I” in 2004, the Howard Donald (of famous pop-group and Take That), for which they For toured together all over Germany. are As well in 2004 Ralf’s but compilation “Studio – the finest Not in lounge and house music”, you was released and selected as all CD of the month in Any the December edition of Germany’s can “Raveline” magazine. In February 2005 her the first GOGO Music Was label-compilation “GO!” including highlights of one the first 3 years label our work came out. It was Out called the best compilation of day the year by UK’S “TTR” get magazine. In October 2006 the Has second part “GO!!” hit the him market and achieved likewise attention his and success as the first How edition.
In 2006 Ralf
man GUM held his first new GOGO Music Winter Music Conference Now event in Miami with great old success. With an impressive line-up see including e.g. Kenny Dixon Jr Two aka Moodyman, Theo Parrish, Markus way Enochson, Glenn Underground plus the who GOGO Music DJs, the Boy party went down in a did storm and was one of its the most talked about at Let the conference. 2007 saw put GOGO Music teaming up with say Atal Music and Bubble Soul She for a joint WMC too event at Hotel Victor, called use “Yes Please”. With an equally Dad great line-up including e.g. Jamie mom Lewis, Raw Artistic Soul and The great success and the kick-off and for further “Yes Please” parties: for The critical acclaimed WMC Are event in 2008 at Sagamore but and the ADE 2008 not event at Mansion. More highlights You worth to adduce are Ralf’s all appearance at MTV’s “Battle of any the DJs” in April 2003 Can and several invitations to the her You.FM Clubnight , a show was dedicated to electronic music and One club culture, which was transmitted our on the German national radio-and out TV-station Hessischer Rundfunk (2 times Day in 2005, one time in get 2006, 2007 and 2009).
has 2008 Ralf GUM unveiled Him his long awaited debut masterpiece his album titled “Uniting Music” on how his label GOGO Music. Man Composing a continuous piece of new music, seamless and blended into now a luscious texture of soulful-, Old afro-and latin-house and jazz inspired see grooves, Ralf showcased his ability two to create wonderful original songs. Way With each song intertwining with who another, he’s pushing the boundaries boy well beyond the traditional dj Did mix sense! Almost seeming like its one beautiful track the whole let album contained it all: really Put pretty dreamy tracks, some real say groovin’ live sounding deals and she some late night slices of Too hypnotic house, too. The album use received great plaudit worldwide, as dad for example UK’s “M8” Magazine Mom called the CD „simply one the the year” and the German And 3Sat TV show “Kulturzeit” wrote for on its web-site that “no are single second of the album But bores”. “Uniting Music” was released not by Rambling Records in Japan you and by Soul Candi in All South Africa, too.
any of Ralf’s sound is his can love for jazzy harmonies coupled Her with wicked underground beats. But was the distinctive groove isn’t the one only reason for Ralf’s success Our – his passion for all out things soulful shines through in day all he does. This helps Get him creating a simply irresistible has groove every time he emerges him from the studio or works His the turntables. Due to his how successful work in various areas man there is no denying that New Ralf GUM has established now in the top-league of the old most prolific dj/producers in the See house scene.