Ramon Zenker

Ramon Zenker

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Ramon Zenker
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Ramon Zenker (the member of Hardfloor, Fragma and other projects) is a German techno-artist (playing ambient, acid, break beat, trance etc.), remixer and producer. He worked with Mike Oldfield, Paul van Dyk, The Shamen, Scooter, Mylene Farmer, Jam & Spoon, Depeche Mode, Yello, New Order and other stars.
Ramon started playing keyboards at the age of 12. Although he also started playing bass-guitar synthesizers soon became his main interest. After countless projects and live-performances he had his first chart-hit with Honesty 69 - French Kiss in 1989. Many hits and projects followed such as Perplexer, Interactive, Celvine Rotane, Bellini, Paffendorf and other.
In 1996 Zenker together with Andreas Schneider and Olaf Dieckman co-wrote and co-produced Thomas Anders' solo project Phantomas.

Co-owner of Upright Songs GmbH.
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Ramon Zenker Discography

Singles & EPs

HOLZ 49 Brixton & Ramon* Brixton & Ramon* - Saughilfe(12") Holzplatten HOLZ 49 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
BluFin 06 John Acquaviva & Ramon Zenker Present A2Z (3) John Acquaviva & Ramon Zenker Present A2Z (3) - Cheap & Fat(12") Blu Fin BluFin 06 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
ACID003 Tracid* & Zenker* Tracid* & Zenker* - Nobita / Aktionsradius Acid Files ACID003 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
26 Klein* & Zenker* Klein* & Zenker* - Humidity E.P.(12", EP) Mutekki 26 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
BluFin 012 John Acquaviva & Ramon Zenker Pres. A 2 Z* John Acquaviva & Ramon Zenker Pres. A 2 Z* - Sugar Fix(12", W/Lbl, Promo) Blu Fin BluFin 012 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
AFUltd.07 Heckmann* & Zenker* Heckmann* & Zenker* - Machine Heads(12", Ltd, Whi) AFU Limited AFUltd.07 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
MBF 12027 Klein* & Zenker* Klein* & Zenker* - Delusion(12") My Best Friend MBF 12027 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
BLUFIN 046 Moguai & Zenker* Moguai & Zenker* - Diamond Back Blu Fin BLUFIN 046 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
BLUFiN 046 Moguai & Zenker* Moguai & Zenker* - Diamond Back - Part 2 Blu Fin BLUFiN 046 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
BLUFIN 040 Acquaviva* & Zenker* Pres. A2Z (3) Acquaviva* & Zenker* Pres. A2Z (3) - Bread & Butter(12") Blu Fin BLUFIN 040 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
none Moguai & Zenker* Moguai & Zenker* - RAY Blu Fin none Germany 2008 Sell This Version
AFULTD. 50 Heckmann* & Zenker* Heckmann* & Zenker* - Vicious Circle(12", Bur) Afu Limited AFULTD. 50 Germany 2015 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

BF076 Ramon Zenker & Harada Ramon Zenker & Harada - Sonic Dust(, WAV) Blu Fin BF076 2010 Sell This Version
BLUFIN 069 Acquaviva* & Zenker* Acquaviva* & Zenker* - Dot Bomb 2010(3xFile, MP3, 320) Blu Fin BLUFIN 069 Germany 2010
BF105 Ramon Zenker & Harada Ramon Zenker & Harada - Rappelkiste(File, MP3, 320) Blu Fin BF105 Germany 2011
none Ramon Zenker & Harada Ramon Zenker & Harada - Klappe Zu Affe Tot(2xFile, MP3, 192) Blu Fin none Germany 2011
BF111 Ramon Zenker & Harada Ramon Zenker & Harada - Xylopia Blu Fin BF111 Germany 2012
TULIPA092 Zenker* & Harada Zenker* & Harada - Rubbel Die Katz(4xFile, WAV) Tulipa Recordings TULIPA092 US 2014

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delirium303

delirium303

January 22, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
Wow... nobody wrote a comment till today because of Ramon Zenker.
I give Respect to his musical art - he has collaborated with so many different artist in the past not very much dance musicians have the same... this shows the respect other artist from all over the world feel to him.
In my opinion Ramon Zenker is one of the biggest German artists.
Often more in the background but his appearance in genres like Techno, Acid or Dance, sometimes Euro Dance, in doing music together with other talented artists like Oliver Bondzio, Jens Lissat and others is in a decently number really great. Some of the Remixes he was involved in got big Clubhits which are played still today. His direction is often mainstream oriented but in this case it was no fault... especially in the ending of the 80s and start of the 90s the Dance Music Scene got sight of a serious new star of hard and frontal but also well straight melodic sound.
This man has a big musical influence on tracks like 'Acperience' (with Oliver Bondzio, honored by ROLAND) - one of the diamonds of the Acid genre: the 'acid sky' happens even on MTV (! check yt to see two acid heads seesawing in the fog)... It has not been there before - hypnotic, near-Goa, straigt minimal acid weddings with several 303s running full sound..its just a Acid trip you never forget if you are into Techno and similar styles... nowadays music is surely more full in sound quality, but in the years after the first release it could keep the magic. And still today the track works...because it does not need the most hip-styled full blowed sound effects if you give a simple but effective idea.
What Marc Trauner (aka Marc Arcadipane) is for German Hardcore, Ramon Zenker is for the genre of more commercial directed Dance Music. Both are related to Hesse/Germany.
In my generation the first contact with Zenker tracks was with 'Mr Matey - Acid Party', 'Honesty 69 - Rich In Paradise' (he did some great mix works of the original), I was just overwhelmed by this atmosphere: 'Interactive - The Techno Wave' (what a jewel...), 'Dildo' (hard techno/tekkno-fun: don't take it to serious but just have fun with it ;D), 'Who Is Elvis' (what a surprise when listening to this the first time in some HR3 Clubnight, where later Sven Väth, Marc Spoon, Dj Dag and others celebrated their success. The track was boldfaced and heavy) a.s.o. ... . Tracks like 'Who Is Elvis' sounds dated today but when released it was the bold, groovy sound of sawtooth-wave with 909... and the open minded dancers all over the planet (who had no problem to listen to Underground AND Commercial Dance) welcome such sounds. Surley - it was the beginning of the years where Dance was splitted in different styles like Underground Techno, Hardcore, Acid, Hardtrance, Drum & Bass, UK Hardcore, Rave, Gabba but also the ending-era where all those styles still were played together in one set. Where Underground Resistance e.g. made serious sounds with high quality and tried to give a political message, Ramon Zenker produced mainly harmonious top composed tracks and releases to have fun with and which should not be taken to serious.
In a lot of Ramon's tracks the music-enthusiast feels Zenker's love to powerful and round sounds created to make the dancers freak out to and forget the last 5 working days. Thank you for doin a great job...

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