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Ramon Valdez, Jr. hails from Vallejo, California in the bay area and has resided in the County of Long Beach, South bay Los Angeles, California since the late 1990’s. His Father would share with him as a young boy the different scales of sound – anything from the styles of Alice Cooper, the tones of The Doors to the early genius of Prince as well as the smoothness of groups like Con Funk Shun. As a child of the 1980’s, Ramon would discover other songs and groups of the rising MTV era such as Duran Duran, Motley Crüe, Culture Club, Men at Work and the B52’s as well as Hip Hop’s front stage pioneers of RUN DMC, Beastie Boys and the like.
Still a youngster in 1988, a neighborhood playmate once had his stepbrother visiting from Chicago. Along with the visitor came a mix tape of House music. Sitting in a garage, Ramon took a first listen and did not know what he was hearing, explaining, “It was different, kept looping, which I didn’t understand at the time.”
Years later, Ramon has been the consummate advocate of House music, the culture and music’s beats, harmonies and vibe. His understanding and passion evident in the parties he backs and promotes for. He has expanded his technical ear for sound, becoming a graduate of Music Production & Engineering at the Los Angeles Recording School. His loyalty is from being part of the long time running, iLHM crew (http://ilovehousemusic.com), as well as his new residency with the JEL-O Crew.
Currently, Ramon works on his own production, and mixes are available here:
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