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Exclusive Mix 039: Juan Ramos (Berlin)

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November 26, 2014

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Hailing from Bridgeport, Connecticut, Juan Ramos grew up in a Puerto Rican household where his family nurtured him on a healthy diet of Latin Jazz, Hip-Hop, and early crossover dance music. His fascination with music grew with age as he experimented with making electronic music and later on joining various local bands from his home state. At the age of 19 Juan started to experiment with laptop DJ’ing but quickly bored and transitioned to vinyl for a more challenging approach.

As the story goes, after a holiday to Berlin in 2012, he felt the pull of a place that could provide more than his small rural hometown. Resident now since summer ’13, Juan has devoted his daily life entirely to crafting his music, centering loosely around a house format that caters for references to the rich palette of influences which have fueled his path through music. His first release “The Mariner” released with San Francisco based label Friends With Benefits garnered positive reviews and featured on XLR8R.

His texturally rich and eclectic selection has gained him the support and attention of some of Berlin’s more interesting circles and 2015 looks to be a fruitful year for the young talent.

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