Posts Tagged ‘Red Bull Music Academy’


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




November 27, 2009

Almost a month from the originally scheduled release date, finally Dizz1’s 3rd Time Lucky EP has been released this week, out now on Nod Navigators.  3rd Time Lucky serves as a follow up to the Konotakosuke track off the Beat Dimensions compilation that created quite a buzz this summer and was a flexisonic favorite. The first track to catch my ear though was We Go Ridin’, done with Om’Mas Keith from Sa-Ra at the Red Bull Music Academy last year.  The rolling, laid back cross over beats return on this release, 5 bangin tracks in all.  Check it out over at Rush Hour.

dizz1 – konotakosuke yaro

Dizz1 & Om’Mas Keith – We Go Ridin’

Here is the trailer vid