RAMON VALDEZ

Q & A with DJ/Producer RAMON VALDEZ

Q: When was the first moment you decided, “I am passionate about my music and I have to share this passion with the world”?

Ramon: I first started making music with this program called the MTV music generator on a Playstation 1 back in 1999. It was a pretty simple program but took up a lot of memory to complete a track (had to use a bunch of 8mb memory cards). In 2005 I got my first desktop computer and I started making music with the fruity loops program and just started learning how to use ProTools. When I created my first arranged full house track in 2006, I gave it to DC at a party and he told me he liked it thats is when i was committed to music production.

Q: What did you do to cultivate your craft over the years?

Ramon: I would practice dj’ing until I was too tired to keep my eyes open. I started going to parties in late ’99, and was that kid in the front of my hero’s Heather, Derrick Carter, Gene Farris, Sneak, Doc, Marques (Just to name a few), just watching them work and study how they pull a record out, put it on the turntable, queue the record and watch them throw the track in, while riding the pitch up n down til the beat was locked and in sync watching they push that fader all the way up until the track was present in the mix. Then when I go home and I would emulate that.. It took many years to practice what they were doing and to this day I am still consider myself a bedroom dj.

Q: If you could pick your top 3-5 key influences as a musician/DJ who would they be?

Ramon:Timbaland, J Dilla and any house producer that puts out the good shit.

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 productions are on the following labels –

 

 

 

Q & A with D,J./Producer Ramon Valdez

 

Q:When was the first moment you decided, “I am passionate about my music and I have to share this passion with the world”?

 

Ramon: I first started making music with this program called the MTV music generator on a PlayStation 1 back in 1999. It was a pretty simple program but took up a lot of memory to complete a track (had to use a bunch of 8mb memory cards). In 2005 I got my first desktop computer and I started making music with the Fruity Loops program and just started learning how to use ProTools. When I created my first arranged full house track in 2006, I gave it to DC at a party and he told me he liked it and that is when I becamecommitted to music production.

 

Q: What did you do to cultivate your craft over the years?

 

Ramon: I would practice D.J.ing until I was too tired to keep my eyes open. I started going to parties in late ’99, and was that kid in the front of my heroes Heather, Derrick Carter, Gene Farris, Sneak, Doc, Marques (just to name a few).I would just watch them work and study how they pull a record out, put it on the turntable, queue the record and watch them throw the track in, while riding the pitch up n’ down ’til the beat was locked and in sync, watching how they push that fader all the way up until the track was present in the mix. Then when I wouldgo home,I would emulate that. It took many years to practice what they were doing and to this day I still consider myself a bedroom D.J.

 

Q: If you could pick your top 3-5 key influences as a musician/DJ who would they be?

 

Ramon:Timbaland, J Dilla and any house producer that puts out the good shit.

 

Ramon has been the consummate advocate of House music, the culture and music 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 productions are on the following labels –

 

Next Dimension Music https://www.facebook.com/Next-Dimension-Music-135299939935/

Doin’ Work Records https://www.facebook.com/doinworkrecords/

Coyote Cuts https://www.facebook.com/coyotecuts/

Tequila Trax https://www.facebook.com/tequilatrax 

Midwest Hustle http://www.traxsource.com/search/?term=Midwest+Hustle

Currently, his own productions and mixes are available here:

Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/onesntwos

Mixcloud – https://www.mixcloud.com/ramonesntwos/

Facebook Artist Page: https://www.facebook.com/DJ-Ramon-Valdez-214285925306129/

Traxsource: http://www.traxsource.com/search?term=Ramon+Valdez+Jr. 

For bookings, remixes or other info:
ramonvbookings@gmail.com