Bitmatch presents Ramon Tapia
This is set to be your hottest summer dream brought to you by Bitmatch.Ramon Tapia alias El Carlitto, son of a Chilean musician who had to run from his home country as he stood up against the regime, and a Dutch woman who was brave enough to fall in love, is a funny character,
a very ambitious one: No one would have guessed he, the young jeweler working behind the counter of an Antwerp record shop, would one day release records on labels as renowned as Soma Rec, Remote Area,Turbo Rec, 100% Pure, Great Stuff, Intacto and of coursenot to forget his own label (Aella Music) that he runs together with Hermanez. But he does! And he does not stop there! With remixes for Mauro Picotto , Silicon Soul, DJ Sneak, Nic Fanciulli, Armand van Helden and many more under his belt, things are looking more than good for the energetic player. With a happy past in gabba and Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones roots, Ramon has a firm understanding of diversity and a very broad taste in music, readily amplified by his open mind and soul.
His Latin background and his Dutch upbringing perfectly explain his cultural curiosity and his deep rooted sense for groove and rhythm. Shimmering through in his intrinsic productions is his love for structural buildups and breakdowns and harmonies which underlay the driving beats.
Mission: “To make people move by taking them on a trip in my musical head without even going into my head,” laughs Ramon, who started getting into making music to “have more feeling for the music. I started with some guy I knew from the shop then I learned step by step to create my own sound. After a while I got the impression that the people I worked with never did the things that I had flying around in my head, so I started to do my own stuff.
It gives me a huge satisfaction when I see people smile when they hear my music.”
Bitmatch co-founder and resident, Dumi started going onwards and upwards in 2012. This year saw him releasing his single debut “Bubblestik” on Stanch Records’ Compilation E already supported by the likes of Slam,
Andreas Henneberg, Alexi Delano, Carlo Toma, Abi Bah, Gonzalo Menoyo, Cactus Twisters and many more.
Coming from Romania, Dumi has a natural inclination towards tech-house & techno music, his style being best characterised as a flowery, lively and happy rhythm, which uplifts the spirits of any crowd. His biggest influences come from Marco Carola, Uto Karem, Kaiserdisco, Loco Dice, Marco Bailey, Slam and others.
After a couple of other projects, Dumi founded Bitmatch, a new concept, which started to take shape in a monthly event hosted in various clubs around East London. He then started playing alongside some of the biggest names in the tech-house/techno music industry such as, Luke Solomon, Layo & Bushwacka, Eddie Richards,
Kastis Torrau, Saytek, Doomwork, Ramon Tapia and others.
With lots of projects coming up and two other tracks waiting to be released this year, things are looking rather exciting for Dumi.