Ralvero, aka Ralf Baartman, was born with a passion for rhythmic music. Learning to play the drums by the age of ten, he continued to take professional lessons for another six years. Who could ask for better lead-up into becoming a Dutch house producer? While still not a huge name in the business, there’s a good chance you’ve heard his tracks at clubs; he’s already garnered support from the likes of fellow Dutchmen Chuckie and Laidback Luke. After teaming up with Dutch house princes Bassjackers, Ralvero set on his own course with new release Impact.
Impact’s heavy tribal drums are simple yet effective with blunt thumps that are sure to reverberate deep into your head. American producer Ken Loi one-ups Ralvero’s original track with fatter kicks, crazier buildups, and a more big room feel. Make sure to also check out my favorite Ralvero release, Rambo, a collaboration with Bassjackers that makes for one super catchy dance tune.