presided by tom kerridge, girls of the internet is one of a few new projects kerridge dug into having spent over a decade running labels such as ramp, fourth wave and brainmath. providing a break from label life, girls is a new creative outlet - a full band with kerridge as producer and band leader, spawning music that pays tribute to a lifetime of collecting disco and techno records. their debut 12? came out on west norwood cassette library, and recent follow up ‘when u go landed on derrick carter & luke solomons label classic music company to sweeping acclaim. girls of the internets latest single ‘love delicious features legendary chicago vocalist peven everett. this single is pevs first venture into the studio since his standout feature on last years gorillaz album, ‘humanz. on remix duties are sully, who drops a storming, retro uk garage version that has been tearing up dancefloors across the country for months, and saine, who delivers a lush analogue house version.
previously unreleased songs by rampproduced by roy ayers and reissued as alimited 12 inch single in 2007 on luv n haight. both have been remastered and re-cut as a7in single and housed in a picture sleeve
girls of the internets deep-house-dub-techno-afro ballad: when u go is now being pressed up to vinyl on ramp recordings. since its release, when u go has been burning up some of the more discerning dancefloors worldwide, with club support from djs as diverse as mark farina, stacey pullen, eli escobar, oliver $, françois k, soul clap, roger sanchez, carl craig, booker t, serverino, riva star, doc martin, karizma, marco carola, tensnake & mousse t. peckhams finest pervayers of deep house, bradley zero approved duo fyi chris, turn in an exclusive dubby west coast-vibed remix of the track available only on this vinyl. the b side is a brand new track from girls of the internet - running featuring nattlie maddix, of the house gospel choir. mixing live instruments with synths and drum machines, running is a soulful yet driving disco tinged deep house track. to finish off this massive package, local actions finn delivers a genre-straddling remix of running.
following his chubby cheeks album for nosaj thing s timetable records, gerry is back with his new album, new junk city for ramp recordings.
musically, the suffolk based outsider-house poster boy has withdrawn from the ghetto-influenced sound of chubby cheeks, to more musical territory, sounding like the next step from his debut album jummy, keeping the jazzy samples, and adding layers of dusty synths and rolling drums.
dorset bred, bristol based kinlaw rolls out on ramp recordings with a new ep of bass heavy, fogged out sounds. new palms is a dense thicket of rolling sub kicks, fidgeting hi hats and murky atmospherics contrasted nicely by a rather brash hip-hop aesthetic.
leader of the new wave of belgian artists, cupp cave unleashes his first set of tracks since last years mini album retina waves. nvmb is more focused and dancefloor friendly than his previous release - cupp cave is currently putting the finishing touches to his debut album, due on ramp in 2014.
young echo is the bristol, uk based producer collective of amos childs (jabu, killing sound, zhou), cris ebdon (ishan sound, zhou), sebastian gainsborough (baba yaga, killing sound, rei, vessel, flexible ape, panther modern), sam kidel (el kid, killing sound), joseph mcgann (baba yaga, gorgon sound, kahn) and alex rendall (jabu, killing sound).
nice price deal !!! clouds return to ramp after a long hiatus in the studio to deliver their upcoming usb islands mini-album. from the orchestral opener cannibal generals, to the tapped auto-tuned euphoria of i ll be broke, to the loose and rattling dubstep of you go to my head, finlands clouds are very much back on form.
red rackems debut ep for ramp recordings finally available!
chirpsin has had dj support from a variety of people including brackles (who played it 2 weeks in a row on his rinse fm show), sinden and axel boman.
nice price deal !!! dro carey from sydney has been making waves for a while now, as both an audio and visual artist and journey with the heavy crystallises a disconnected ambiguity that defines its own melodic path like a red carpet slowly unravelling, only to be seen to have been cut up and slashed beyond recognition.
fresh from his huge shawty 12 inch on onemans 502 recordings, teeth continues helsinkis 2011 invasion with swarm/shift/sequence/spawn. spread over 2 pieces of vinyl, teeths heavy 808 usage manages to land somewhere between early dmz & source direct. limited copies with full artwork.
fresh from his huge shawty 12 inch on onemans 502 recordings, teeth continues helsinkis 2011 invasion with swarm/shift/sequence/spawn. spread over 2 pieces of vinyl, teeths heavy 808s usage manages to land somewhere between early dmz & source direct. limited copies with full artwork.
after his ridiculously massive >disappearing reappearing ink< 12 inch over a year ago, desto yet again steps up to the plate with another armful of dreamy dubstep. >stay strong< marks the first wave of the helsinki invasion of 2011 from ramp, look out for music from teeth & clouds coming very soon.
PEOPLES CHOICE / PEOPLES CHOICE (F DAT REMIX)(10INCH)
10" Vinyl UK13.12.10
after a string of releases on local action, buraka som sistemas enchufada and his own deep teknologi label, t. williams drops his debut ptn release, the euphoric synth and syncopated drum laden peoples choice.
after his >bare feet< ep dropped out of the blue last summer, max has been delivering track after track to the ramp offices. so dumbfounded we were at the utter breathtaking beauty of this music, that we have no words to describe it. with that in mind, we hand you over to the man himself – maxmillion dunbar.
dj support from huw stephens, benji b & rob da bank
following his debut ep on ptn, 17 year old icelander hypno drops his second release on ramp recordings. moving away from his deep house and funky leanings of his debut, >go shorty< lands directly in the middle of contemporary bass music with juke vibrations, while >sunkin< treads a technoid wood-block path.
brackles & shortstuffs uni mate dj dom finally drops his debut ep of deep house loveliness on ptn. with an upcoming 12 inch on blunted robots, a forthcoming album dropping next year on ptn to look out for, we welcome you to the mind of dj dom.
nochexxx arrives on ramps doorstep clutching the first in the series of his >ram air< 12 inches, following his 2009 collaboration with jungle brother sensational. very limited white vinyl, dont sleep! >this is dope stuff< - 2562
computer jay returns to ramp after the massive distance/epiphany 10 inch earlier this year, with maintain. now if you dont know, jay is an la resident, and part of the collective that includes flying lotus, ras g, gaslamp killer, yall know the names? jays best friend is a computer, surprisingly named computer. computer is a wise cracking collection of circuit boards, and enjoys spitting crazy verses over jays synth-heavy beats. maintain is their first collaboration that has reached wax, and boy, you better brace yourselves!
dj support from mary anne hobbs, oneman, clouds, alex nut, kode 9 ...
meet desto. we found him wandering the streets of helsinki, eating canned tuna and drinking the water from a tin of hot dogs, desperately clutching armfuls of sticky future garage. starting off in spacey 2step rhythms, falling over bassline, and breaking down into an euphoric 8 bit cascade, the epic >disappearing reappearing ink< finally reaches wax after being in the boxes of pretty much everybody all year. on the flip, >broken memory< was given its first exclusive airing by oneman on radio 1 to much acclaim, and takes more of a straight up approach, and retains all of the fluid c64 chiptune beauty.
dj support from rob da bank, oneman, brackles, sinden, floating points, clouds, mary anne hobbs.
after popping down the nags head to pick up his buddy mickey pearce, shortstuff follows 2009s >a rustling< with a 12 inch of future funky, bass drops, and cheeky samples.
dj support from benji b, oneman, sinden, mumdance, brackles, roska, ramadanman, ben ufo, untold, jackmaster, scratcha dva ...
hailing from a sect of french god fearing refugees, shortstuff is generally a nice lad, but hides a jaded past of taunting old couples, purely for his own amusement...dj support from mary anne hobbs, erol alkan, sinden, diplo, oneman, mumdance, clouds, brackles...
that cheeky chap diamond geezer is back with another banging jungle single on his very own self titled label. featuring the vocals of dancehall veteran spragga ben, sound good is a frantic amen led jungle roller that incorperates old skool edits and some classic soundclash effects and bleeps for good measure making this a dirty little dancefloor number indeed!
four cuts of sublime underground house music from across the globe. sean mccabe with previous releases on local talk & joey negros z records label, victor sol under his soul2black moniker, b side see s the return of soul central as johnny rampin & to round of the ep u.k garage pioneer brian keys tharme.
the only lost track from the same session as lucky brown s critically acclaimed mesquite suite, sweet tea (with my sweetie) reminds fans of lucky brown s trademark deepfunk sound that he and his crew can still ignite a dancefloor and keep it lit for almost 8 minutes!