D. Ramirez (UK)

DJ Mag’s Best British Producer and Remixer of 2007
Debut West Coast Appearance!

& Seb Fontaine (Type/Thrive-UK, sebfontaine.com)

Opel & Spundae present one of the kings and best offerings of the electro sound – UK based D. Ramirez making his debut US West Coast appearance. We’re making moves to bring some fresh talent into our rotation in 2008, and D Ramirez has been on our wish list for a while. You’ve heard D.’s tracks and related remixes many, many times without knowing it. His re-mix of Body Rox ‘Yeah Yeah’ had to be the electro house anthem of 2006 and reached the top of the European charts. He’s playing alongside Seb Fontaine, who needs little introduction.

$15 discounted pre-sale HERE. $20 at the door.
D.Ramirez (aka Dean Marriott) is one of the hottest properties in Dance music today, with three top twenty singles to his name (including a number 5!) and is currently regarded as one of the most credible and versatile producers around, including huge remixes for Body Rox, Plump DJs, Roger Sanchez, and Ferry Corsten. His most recent huge track was a collaboration with Meat Katie, Stop the Revolution, which has been remixed by Dubfire, 30hz, and others.
2006 was a massive year for D.Ramirez with underground and chart success with his remix of Bodyrox ‘Yeah Yeah’, stella remixes for Roger Sanchez, Ferry Corsten & The Plump DJs and his own release ‘La Discotek’ which made Dean the producer on everybody’s lips, in fact IDJ named him ..4 Player of Year!
2007 has been another big year with Deans first compilation album release. The Ministry of Sound Session album has been given best compilation by DJ and Mixmag magazines whilst picking up massive plaudits from the rest of the worlds dance press. Deans even had time to release another mix compilation for Ministry Australia supported with a two week tour and his ‘La discotek’ mix is also being supported heavily down under. May saw D.Ramirez get his first Essential mix aired on Radio One and he’s also had a string of hits with collaborations with Mark Knight on Toolroom (Colombian Soul, Throb, System) and Dmitry Bobrov (Pleasure Me) on his own label Slave. With forthcoming tracks featuring vocals from Luciana & TC and even more projects on the way it looks like nothing is going to stop D.Ramirez.
Seb Fontaine clearly belongs among the elite of the international DJs. But elitism is not in Seb Fontaine’s vocabulary. In fact you could argue that the reason the 31 year old Londoner has come so far (apart from excellent taste in music and deft spinning skills, of course) is by nature of his affability, modesty and sense of perspective. ‘We watch plastic go roun,’ is how he describes the DJ’s job. ‘Alright, it’s slightly more that that, but I just feel that if you separate yourself from clubbers – if you become so much more important than they are – how can you understand what they want and how can you be part of it? It’s a rhetorical question. Seb has been a part of it for fifteen years now. His career choice may not seem surprising when you allow that he was conceived on the island of Ibiza, to a French restauranteur and a sojourning English woman. But the boy they christened Jean Sebastian Fontaine claims that ‘I never decided to be a DJ.’