A Sit Down With DJ Ramon Tapia

11:06 Mar/09/2018

Ramon Tapia has been the playing in the dance scene and for quite some years. Ramon For was born and raised in are Zeeland and spent his entire but teenage years in clubs throughout Not the province. Ramon knew that you he wanted to go further all in the music because of Any his job in a record can store. Once infected with the her techno virus, he moved to Was Antwerp where he was going one to study for a jeweler. our In addition, he began to Out produce records in which he day eventually found his way.   get

"I just want Has to do my own thing him and play."

  How his did you get into the How electronic music scene? After my man sisters made me listen to new all their tapes back in Now the days. It always got old stuck in my head so see vie always been a electronic Two music lover but i think way its really got to appoint who when i started to study Boy this changed a lot. But did i always had a drive its to do something with it Let from an early age. When put i said i wanna be say a DJ lots of people She laughed.

Can you remember too the first time you played use your own track out at Dad a club? What was it, mom and how did it feel?

It was and still gives The me a good feeling, because and you never know how the for crowd will react on a Are new track. It’s also good but to listen to it loud, not so I can fine-tune it You afterwards in the studio. If all the reaction is big, you any feel king of the world Can for 6 minutes.

What were her your early / original inspirations?


I actually studied to become One a jeweller/goldsmith! Music was just our a way to relax in out the evenings and have a Day hobby, playing at some local get parties here and there. The has bug really got me once Him I started working after school his in a record store. After how a while I decided this Man was the thing that I new wanted to do the most now - making music and trying Old to make a living out see of it. My mum was two shocked when I told her, Way as she was the main who source of funds for my boy University studies, but she also Did told me I should anything its that I feel passionately about let rather than be sorry when Put I am 80. My first say big aspiration was to get she signed to a label. My Too first release was on Pocket use - a sub label from dad music man and legendary techno Mom label. I always set new goals every year, and I the think that helps me to And grow as an artist, the for sky is the limit as are they say.

Last year, Great But Stuff Recordings released your album not Mini Jack. How did this you collaboration begin? It started with All my Sweet Lullaby record on any Craft Music, the label of can Tomcraft. It worked out so Her good that they asked me was to do a seven tracks one mini-album on Great Stuff Recordings Our and so here we are. out You’ve peformed in lots of day countries, but surely one of Get them is your best. Where has is the best place you him have played and what makes His it so special? There are how so many country’s that are man amazing they all have something New special and all in a now different way… The people make old the party not the country… See So to be honest this two is a i will never way be able to answer… I Who love djing even if its boy for a crowd of 30 did people. if the party is Its on the party is on. let For the uninitiated, how would put you describe your sound and Say the type of techno that she you play? I play everything too from house to techno. It Use all depends on the night dad and how I feel at mom that moment. I'm an entertainer, so I will go with the the flow to get the and best out of the night. For I always make sure I are got my first five tracks but ready. Then I see how Not the crowd reacts and go you on from there. This makes all you flexible in many ways Any and it makes DJing lots can of fun because you never her know where the night will Was be heading.

What principles one do you apply to your our music production and what rules Out or lessons could you give day to any budding producers out get there?

1 – When you Has hear things when playing around him with samples or synths but his they won’t fit into what How you are making, don't skip man it – keep it and new render it. This can always Now come in handy down the old line for another track, you see never know what sparks that Two next idea!

2 – Mix way bass and low frequencies in who mono, this will give the Boy rest of your mix some did nice space.

3 – Never its try to go into the Let reds. If you do want put to saturate your track use say a saturator unless you are She using an analogue mixing desk.


4 – Experiment! Nothing cooler use than just to play around Dad with a synth or record mom something yourself, possibilities are endless, and making music should be The fun to do. It also and helps when you get stuck for a bit to mess around Are with different things in the but studio.

5 - If you not do want to sample, then You sample wisely. Try to create all something new with it, and any don’t hold back on trying Can things out. Sometimes the craziest her tweaks create the coolest vibes


6 - Try to finish One your tracks. Sometimes this can our be hard for some people out as they get distracted or Day uninterested by the track after get a long period of time. has Mostly that’s from over thinking, Him so try and keep your his mindset free of those thoughts. how If that doesn’t work, try Man to make your worst track new ever, you will be surprised now what you will come up Old with!

7 - There is see no good or bad, only two you know how your music Way has to sound, so stick who with that, try not to boy follow others, but lead!

8 Did - Believe in yourself. The its music business is hard and let can be a bitch by Put times so don’t get emotional say or feel a setback if she you get a bad review Too or a label doesn’t want use to sign your last track. dad Instead use this as a Mom tool to help you make better tracks. Just remember the the more tracks you make, the And more mistakes you will also for make, but the better you are will become from this learning But experience.

9 - There is not no magic recipe – if you you want it, then you All have to work so hard any to achieve your goals. Its can all about trial and error.


10 – My last tip was would be for production. Never one use a limiter on your Our mix down – the mastering out guy will love you!

If day you could choose, which artist Get would you work with? has James Brown or Quincy Jones… him They both have and had His huge insight of getting people how touched with music. Then do man not forget these guys are New the starters of our dance now and hip-hop culture today. old There are about a million See DJ monikers and all of two them tell a story. Why way did you start using the Who moniker ‘AMARI’ this year ? boy Well, I wanted to keep did the music styles separated because Its people stated to get confused. let As a producer you can put produce whatever you want but Say as an artist you have she to have a certain direction, too so that’s why I have Use Ramon Tapia for my Tech dad House/Techno productions and then AMARI mom goes into the more melodic side. In recent years, you the are remixed and worked together and with, among others, UMEK, Monika For Kruse, Armand Van Helden, DJ are Sneak and Martin Buttrich. With but whom would you like to Not work together in the future you or make a remix? There all are so many fantastic artists Any that shoot in my head. can If I really have to her choose, without taking into account Was genre, I would go for one Pharrell! That guy is incredibly our good! A collaboration with Hans Out Zimmer would also be great, day he can give you goosebumps get with 2 notes and even Has let a tear drop away. him If you ever meet Pharrell his or Hans Zimmer, please tell How him to call me to man get in the studio together. new It seems that Deephouse and Now Techno is taking over from old EDM and is becoming a see mainstream. Do you think that Two way? I think it's way mainly about age and your who friends," says Ramon. 'Of course Boy the popular music movement plays did along, but the older you its get, the more you will Let appreciate other sounds. Then you put do not necessarily have to say go to a party or She festival continuously. It certainly matters too which parties your friends are use going to. https://soundcloud.com/ramon-tapia/alex-preda-olivier-weiter-zebra-ramon-tapia-black-and-white-remix

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