Ramon Tapia was born and raised in Holland, with a Dutch mother and Chilean father – his upbringing had an eclectic mix of cultures which in turn developed and influenced his decision to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a musician.
Self-taught, gradually he started learning how to produce tracks solo, with a foundation in pounding techno and hardcore scene. He found his resurgence in the late 2000’s, forging a new school techno sound that blended the slower, sexier sounds in the contemporary vibe he has been schooled on over the last decade. In 2010, he selected and remixed a number of tracks to be featured on New York’s legendary Strictly Rhythm label within the ‘Strictly Rhythms Vol 6’ compilation. That’s where his name catapulted into the limelight, becoming the biggest turning point for his career. Which resulted in a residency at Sankey’s Ibiza for three years and multiple bookings around the globe. Creating a steady and loyal fan base and global recognition!
With a nice collection of releases on some of the biggest labels, Ramon decided to start his very own imprint – Say What? Recordings in 2012. The label is delivering proper dance floor techno from respected names and new kids pulling the wagon for the new generation. Say What? wasn’t created only to release his own music, but also to create a platform who helps talents by giving constructive feedback and a chance to release. His vision is working out great as in 2021 Say What? was the number 1 bestselling hype peak-time Techno label on Beatport, with numerous top 10’s.
As always Ramon likes to raise his bar and his sound evolve constantly which resulted in a little musical switch with a new inspiring sound. Ramon entered into the peak-time techno with a bang, with tracks like his “Last Step” and “303 State” which he produced together with German legend Kai Tracid or his ‘Future of Mankind e.p’ on Drumcode.
His skills aren’t limited to producing. He is also a highly skilled DJ, performing for crowds all around the world. He has a special way of connecting with the audience and taking them on an intense musical journey. So far you might have danced with him on festivals like Tomorrowland, Caprices festival, Drumcode Festival, May Day, Loveland and the list is counting.
Who is ready for Ramon Tapia … SAY WHAT?