If anyone carries a musical revolution within, it’s Spanish producer and Abel Ramos. In a world awash with one hit wonders and copycats, his legacy continues to stand strong, withstanding the test of time. Stretching the curve of his success, the groove of Ramos making ever shakes the crowds, unrestricted and free of expectations. Continuously honing his craft for the love of music, Abel Ramos is a name linked to a unique sound. No matter which style he highlights, Abel Ramos plays the game of electronic dance music at no less than high score.
The capital of Spain has proven to be a great playground and starting point to Abel’s plans of discovering the world’s most exciting dance floors. Kicking off his career in the vibrant city of Madrid made him one of the country’s most successful DJ’s, spinning everywhere from Sensation and Rock in Rio. But the world couldn’t wait to witness this man’s trickery with the decks, and enjoy his ways with big bass and bulky beats. And so, his sound has taken over main stages at some of the globe’s biggest festivals and clubs, along with a residency in one of Barcelona’s hottest clubs, Opium. In the past few years, Abel Ramos fans have followed him from London’s Ministry of Sound to Space Miami, Stereo Montreal, Glow Washington and Privilege in Buenos Aires. No matter where he lands his sounds, Ramos feels right at home in both an intimate club setting, as well as on the massive festival grounds with ten-thousands of music fanatics in front of him.
With big room as the main ingredient to his eclectic mix of groovy house, dirty electro and techno elements, it’s the deep bass and playful touch that makes each Ramos original a rare find. ‘Rotterdam City of Love’, signed to Axwell’s Axtone Records in 2008, marked a new era for the Spanish producer. Next to creating official remixes for David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Mariah Carey and Rihanna, Abel’s originals are in hot demand on labels like Spinnin’ Records, Toolroom, CR2, F*** Me I’m Famous, Size Records and Defected. Collaborations with Eddie Thoneik, Felix Leiter, David Tort and HIIO have sky-rocketed to Beatport’s Prog and Electro House Top 5 positions in no time, securing the new signings to Doorn and other big labels for 2015.
Music has taken Abel Ramos on the ride of a lifetime. A wild ride, that continues to cross borders and take him far beyond anywhere he’s ever dreamed to be. Driven by relentless energy and determined to educate the crowds, time is now for Abel Ramos.
What shows have you been playing recently and how has your Summer been?
It’s been an intense summer, lots of travels and cities to visit. It´ll be a summer difficult to forget.
So, how did it all begin for you in your career?
It was pure coincidence, life simply took me there. It was never something planned but I am now really happy to dedicate myself to this.
What are currently your main challenges as a DJ?
My only goal now is to carry on enjoying my work like the first day. That is what I wish the most.
Which artists and styles inspired and influenced you?
When I started there weren´t many artists of influence, but my first contact with music was with acid house, Fast Eddie with his Acid Thunder track, I liked it since the first day I Heard it.
When all the partying is over, how do you like to chill out?
I love to go out into the mountains with my bicycle, it’s peaceful and relaxing and allows me to switch off but also keep active.
Best stage you have ever played on?
Without doubt Tomorrowland, simply amazing!
Can you tell us the differences between the Spanish and US dance scenes?
Musically there is none. Maybe the festivals in the US are more massive and above all in the US, they know how to sell a big festival and they definitely know how to make a great show production.
What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you at an event?
I remember once in my city Madrid, the music stopped for the crowd to sing me Happy Birthday – it was amazing to see 3000 people wishing me a great day!
Tell us the first record that you bought…
Inner city- Good life
What’s your favorite club to DJ in?
Green Valley Brasil
What advice would you give to aspiring Producers or DJs?
To be original, authentic and different. If they dedicate themselves to copying what others do, they´ll never make it to the top.
How important is Social Media for you?
I think nowadays it is a very important thing for all dj´s, clubs and labels all around the world. You need to communicate what is going on around you and social media is definitely today´s best way to do so.
Three things you can’t live without?
Music, Sushi and my Mum!!!
What projects are you currently working on? What is next for Abel Ramos?
Right now I am working hard in the studio preparing my new stuff to present at ADE and WMC, they are both very important dates for me.
Where we can follow you and keep up to date with Abel Ramos online?
You can follow me on all these:
Quick-fire questions to finish:
Movie: Star Wars
Travel Destination: Rio de Janeiro – Bazil
Hobby: Extreme sports
Book: Dungeons and Dragons