The D Ramirez name has been synonymous with cutting edge, forward thinking sound since the release of ‘that’ genre defining remix of Bodyrox’s Yeah Yeah in 2006, but it’s the rich tapestry of production that followed that continues to entice tidal waves across the industry. Groundbreaking releases on Toolroom, such as 2009’s underground anthem Downpipe with Underworld & Mark Knight, and the inimitable Cevin Fisher collaboration ‘Restless’ (Great Stuff) in 2012 was a catalyst for the explosion of the recent ‘G-House’ scene.
From Space & Cream Ibiza, Womb in Tokyo to Avalon in LA; or smashing sets at iconic festivals Glastonbury, Global Gathering and Australia Day in Sydney, D Ramirez is a definitive crowd puller across the globe.
A recent exploration away from upfront electro and into the deeper shades of house bore the fruitful partnership with Germany’s uber cool Great Stuff Records; releasing the high charting Tease Machine EP and the Fragile Tension EP, plus his new collaboration with Ibiza Rocks House and celeb haunt Chiltern Firehouse resident DJ Guy Williams; The Motherload EP in 2014.
Last year D Ramirez fully embraced the evolution of house with a series of hit releases; ‘Love Game/So Special’ with Seamus Haji’s protégée Allusion on his Big Love label captured the imagination of the nu-skool with support from the American tastemaker powerhouse Edm.com, turning the next generation of clubbers onto his fresh, edgy, bass heavy drops. His production talents are frequently called upon by fellow producers such as the legendary Todd Terry, David Penn and Darren Emerson for remixes, making D Ramirez one of the industry’s most well respected ‘go to’ names for collaboration on a future hit.
A brief return to his 90’s roots as The Lisa Marie Experience in late 2014 followed with a slice of glittering disco house; ‘Got This Feelin’, was secured by Toolroom for the first of their new White Label series as alter ego Dean J Marriott and championed by Mixmag with a rarely given score of 9/10.
Chosen by seminal dance music authority Data Transmission to host one of their first monthly podcasts of 2015 launched this new year off to a cracking start. A remix of the legendary Dub Pistol’s frontman Barry Ashworth’s side project Dogtown Clash’s ‘Jack Me’ on Westway Records has also been sending ripples through the industry already securing prime time radio spins from some of house music’s hottest new names such as Vanilla Ace, Huxley and B-Traits.
The Summer season is looking on point, with two new releases with Steve Lawler’s imitable ViVa Music; ‘Get Wrecked’ and ‘Retreat’, a collaboration with Hot Creations resident Denney, and a further collaboration with Guy Williams, ‘ Solid Gold’ on Amine Edge & DANCE’s trendsetting CUFF imprint (release date TBA).
D Ramirez is back on the road with Motherload, as his bi monthly party with Guy expands from cult Shoreditch club Eastbloc to West London’s hottest new venue Mode; Bounce Marrakesh is welcoming D Ramirez to the roster alongside Mark Knight & Danny Howard; plus a special guest appearance at Club Blinq for the mighty Amsterdam Dance Event. With tours in Australia, Brazil, Russia & Poland on the horizon, 2015 is set to be a scorcher.
This is one star permanently poised on the brink of supernova. Drawing influences from and mastering every new sub-genre of house spawned from a 4/4 beat, D Ramirez productions are timeless, having sourced the perfect formula as to what drives dancefloors to pure destruction.