Ramon Tapia's seductive 'Wonderland' is the third release from his Say What? Imprint and drops mid-August, backed with a remix from veteran producer Patrick Bruyndonx in his BP guise.Ramon Tapia's previous output for Skint, Toolroom, 100%% Pure and Suara has resulted in the Belgian's name being synonymous with quality while his work as a DJ has established him as a key player on the global scene. Say What? is the next stage for the prolific producer and just a couple of releases in, the label is off to a highly promising start.'Wonderland' sees Tapia at his deepest, with a slow burning melodic groove characterised by rounded, percussion and smooth sine waves. With no rough edges, it's a track that oozes warmth and, paired with some clever arrangement tweaks, makes for a heady, cossetting listen.The BP remix retains much of the original's trippy qualities, but the drums are slightly more prominent, the drops are extended and there's some superb manipulation of the original's keys. All combined, BPs respectful additions create an essential counterpart to the original.Finally, Tapia himself closes the EP with a second original cut in 'Say Your Name'. Vocal cuts and a distinctly Garage use of melodies sit alongside a swinging groove while moody bass adds considerable weight. Incredibly fresh sounding, it's a distinctive closer to an already accomplished EP.Ramon Tapia's 'Wonderland' is released on Say What? mid-August 2012.
Say What? Records
Release/catalogue number: SAWH003
Release date: Aug 13, 2012