Tune selector and music enthusiast
My aim is to keep you dancing
Raymundo Rodriguez has been a well-loved figure on London’s music scene for 12 years. In the noughties, his deep baritone was almost as recognizable as the darker side of house he championed via Feel The Real, a radio show which developed a cult following for everyone with the means to pick up House FM in its pre-internet days.
Seminal Sunday Night party Vertigo was Raymundo’s first residency. As one of the few Londoners admitted into what was the epicenter of a thriving fresh Italian scene that revolved around The Cross nightclub, it’s unsurprising that he still carries with him much Italian support; becoming Room 26’s first resident with a years tenure that brought a grittier vibe to Rome’s nightlife in 2009.
It was during one of his sets at Vertigo that Ray was discovered by Jaded founder Krista. Jaded Afterhours was essentially set up as a platform for Raymundo’s sound which at that time was at the forefront of an exploding tech house scene.
Raymundo Rodriguez and Jaded have continued to grow in popularity over the past 9 years, which saw Raymundo close out the final party at The End after an incredible 2 year residency. Three years playing endless sets every Sunday morning at Cable meant Jaded and Ray became known internationally, with most of the established names from Speedy J, to Sandwell District to Soul Clap dropping by to spin indulgent extended sets to his appreciative front section of dancers.
This year as Raymundo prepares to launch his new vision of Jaded in time for winter 2013, there has been a summer of productivity that has seen him indulge his passion for vinyl and music production. Together with his production partner and long time friend Rob Davy, Ray has founded his label Jaded Music, with the first release scheduled for August 2013.
A cult hero to many Londoners, from Raymundo’s sets, you can expect a passion for new and obscure music, a disregard for conventions, a playful teasing of energy and mood, moments of complete immersion and an impeccable mixing style.