- Release Date 2012-06-11
- Label Say What?
- Catalog SAWH001
Over the past decade Belgian based DJ/producer Ramon Tapia has made quite a name for himself. His releases for labels such as Great Stuff, Turbo & Strictly Rhythm have established him as a key producer in electronic music whilst as a DJ he has travelled the globe delivering his own style of house and techno. Now Ramon is looking to the launch of his own Say What? Label, an imprint that is to serve as home to his own productions, backed with remixes from the great and the good.
To kick-start the label, Tapia offers up his new single, the wonderfully emotive 'The Cry', a deep and percussive, pulsing house cut that perfectly fuses melody with dancefloor sensibilites. The original version has a hypnotic and almost haunting quality to it, offsetting the melodic elements with an understated rhythm track and some superb production twists. Accompanying this Tapia offers up his 'Deep mix' which sees tribal drums and rolling bass leading the charge in this stripped back and high effective mix.
To complete the package Say What? have drafted in Dutch production veteran Jeroen Verheij AKA Secret Cinema for a stellar remix that journeys into deep, rolling techno. Mesmerizing loops and searing drums provide the soundbed for an intense driving arrangement that features once again that distinctive glockenspiel sample, quality stuff.
This is undoubtedly a superb launch for a label that is sure to be on the radar in the months and years to come.