Vital Radio 119 with Abel Ramos and David Akermanis

Vital Radio 119 with Abel Ramos and David Akermanis

Hour 1: David Akermanis
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I had a ton of fun putting this mix together for Vital Radio about two weeks ago.

I’ve been on a big time house binge lately and gearing up for my Speedboats and Big Explosions project with DJ Endgame. The two of us played our first official gig as a duo at the People Downtown Halloween jam here in Toronto a couple of weeks ago and the place was electric. In terms of bringing our two styles together in to one neat little package, we’re pretty much already there.

This mix is a pretty good representation of, at least a portion, of the Speedboats style. Often techy, and even more frequently kitschy and disco-influenced. From there to progressive and pop and back again.

01. Ramon Tapia – Organized (Original Mix)
02. Segio Fernandez – Playa Del Carmen (Original Club Mix)
03. Alex Kenji – Rabatiry (Original Mix)
04. Dan Castro – Eastern Ensemble (Original Mix)
05. Audio Junkies – Let’s Make a Party feat. Eyal Talmudi (Manuel De La Mare & Alex Kenji Remix)
06. Crazibiza – Everybody (Tommyboy Teque Remix)
07. Manuel De La Mare – Guess What (Original Mix)
08. Ivan Pica – Freak (Vocal Disco Mix)
09. Chris Lake & Marco Lys – The World Around Us (Extended Mix)
10. Benny Royal – Let’s Keep it Coming (Original Mix)
11. Fatoby Slim – Star 69 (Thomas Gold What The F**k Mix)

Hour 2: Abel Ramos
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When a house music legend like Roger Sanchez names his Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009, it’s time to sit up and take notice – meet Abel Ramos.

Born in February 1973 and raised in Madrid, Abel started DJing at a local club, aged just 15, playing anything that was synth-driven from Human League to Nitzer Ebb or Acid House.

It didn’t take long for Abel to establish himself as one of Spain’s most talented DJs, catching the ears of thousands along the way and winning awards such as Best National DJ from Spain’s answer to Mixmag, ‘Deejay Magazine’, gaining top gigs for the likes of Sensation, Rock In Rio, Global Gathering, and frequenting places as far afield as Australia. Abel has also established his SOLO event, which now attracts over 5000 people to the yearly show.

1. Sandro Silva (Abel Ramos & Jose De Mara Booty)
2. Lolas ‘Heat’ (DJ Chus Mashup 2010)
3. Jerry Ropero & Denis The Menace ‘Coracao’ (DJ Pp Remix)
4. The Ting Tings ‘Hands’ (Michael Woods Remix)
5. Disco Electrique vs Good Morning Ibiza (Raul Cremona Edit)
6. Tomcraft vs Jesse Voorn ‘Loneliness’ (Raul Cremona Edit)
7. Yves La Rock ‘Until Tomorrow’ (The Good Guys Remix)
8. Yasmin ‘Le Bon Get Your Music On’ (Original Mix)
9. Bob Sinclar & Axwell ‘What A Wonderful World’ (Eddie Thoneick Bootleg)
10. Afrojack ‘Esther’ (DJ Fist Rio Dela Duna Remix)
11. Shermanology ‘Time Will Tell’ (Joey Suki Remix)
12. Why (DJ Chus vs Edx Edit)
13. Jerry Rekonius ‘Feeling Good’ (Original Mix)
14. Avicii feat. Kathy Brown ‘Bromance’ (RLP Bootlegs 2010)