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2009 Best Label: Ramp Recordings

January 4, 2010

no secret this was one of my favorite labels of 2009.  management showed an ear for talent and genre pushing production, seeking out artists from the UK (slugabed, zomby, shortstuff) and from across the pond (falty dl, ras g, samiyam), all the while maintaining the allure of a low-key label (bare bones myspace page, release info distributed through second hand sources only).  so what can we expect in 2010 from ramp recordings? its anyone’s guess, but expect the goods!  a new 12 from desto in january is all that has been confirmed (red bull music academy 2008 graduate).  if the desto release is anything to gauge, ramp will be continuing with post-garage bass music (yes!) and i wouldn’t be surprised to see further releases from west coast beat makers with choice remix selections on the flip.  if one may speculate,  Tokimonsta (so hot!) and LA based P.U.D.G.E were part of a ramp party in November so perhaps we will be hearing something from them in 2010?  i’m one to hope.

a few ramp related selections…

Desto Feat. Wild Bill Ricketts – Phase2

Maxmillion Dunbar – Bare Feet

P.U.D.G.E. – Pirate radio Mix

and a soundtrack for bike touring September 2009… Tlell to Skidegate: east facing beaches, empty highway, towering pines and light rain. Tom@Ramp, a prescription for vibe on Haida Qwaii

Falty DL – TOM@RAMP

One comment

  1. nice. i too im digging the post-garage sound, but so far ive just come across the classic artists releasing tracks again. so looking forward to desto. i think 2010 is going to be a serious hodge podge of genre bending and hopefully a couple new sounds will come out of it. would love to see the emergence of a wookie type artist. (damn why didnt that guy release more music??)



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