There’s a bright new star in in techno these days; an enigmatic producer going by the name Ramires on London-based FHD Records has been making waves in the minimal community with a steady stream of releases, starting in April 2010 with Cromo. The best thing about Cromo is it’s pulsing, tech house-inspired bassline which gives the song the power to propel any dance floor into a total frenzy.
Cromo was soon followed up by Crunch, which is anything and everything a minimal track should be. A slamming bassline, a catchy hook, and a drop that wakes the dead make this one of the best techno singles I have heard in a long time. Like many other Ramires releases, this track is an upbeat experience with a relatively contemporary feel that makes it easy to find a home in an eclectic variety of sets.
Ramires also recently released a collaboration with label-mate Babalao entitled Air-Con, a relaxed, tribal influenced piece that it is decidedly more sedate compared to Ramires’ typically more energetic solo work. Air-Con is also considerably more abstract and cerebral, more suited for the lounge than the arena. That being said, it is a very good track that absolutely holds up to his other work.