Raja Ram

Raja Ram

Real Name:
Ronald Rothfield
Profile:
Melbourne born and bred, Raja Ram left Australia in the 50s to begin the hippie trail. He returned to study flute at the Melbourne conservatory, and then went to New York in 1965 to study jazz and improvisation. In the late 60s in London's Notting Hill Gate he formed Quintessence, a jazz-fusion Indian rock band that went on great success with 5 albums and over 400 live performances.

However in the early 70s due to personal reasons, he retired to become an envelope salesman. In the early 80s with the advent of synthesizers Raja Ram was inspired to return to performing. A trip to Goa in 88 coupled with the acid house summer of love in England revealed to him a new genre; the electronic world of psychedelic music. He worked for many years with Graham Wood under the name The Infinity Project, producing seminal tracks such as “Stimuli”. In 1994 Raja Ram had the brainwave to create TIP Records, which folded in 1998 after the collapse of their distributor. In 1999 he started the label TIP.World, which in 2009 was replaced by a new label under the original name TIP Records.

He began DJ'ing in '98 as this seemed a natural addition and progression to performing live. He is known for his work as “Shpongle” with Simon Posford, as the creator of 1200 Micrograms with Riktam and Bansi of GMS, and Chicago, and has had many collaborations with psy-trance artists globally. Now entering his 64th year, he is constantly touring, DJ'ing, performing live and recording in the studio, being one of the most in demand artists on the scene.
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Raja Ram Discography

Compilations

Raja Ram Most Wanted Presents Raja Ram - The God Father (Comp) Phonokol Israel 2005 Sell This Version
TIPWCD48 Raja Ram Evolution Of Expanded Consciousness(CD, Comp) TIP.World TIPWCD48 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Raja Ram The Anthology (Comp) TIP.World UK 2007 Sell This Version
TIPR08 Raja Ram Raja Ram's Pipe Dreams(CD, Comp, Mixed) TIP Records TIPR08 UK 2013 Sell This Version
TIPR10 Raja Ram Raja Ram's Pipe Dreams Volume 02(CD, Comp) TIP Records TIPR10 UK 2013 Sell This Version
TIPR11CD Raja Ram Raja Ram's Stash Bag Vol. 5(CD, Comp, Mixed) TIP Records TIPR11CD UK 2014 Sell This Version
none Suns Of Arqa Featuring Youth, Raja Ram & The Orb Suns Of Arqa Featuring Youth, Raja Ram & The Orb - All Is Not Lost, All Is Dub (The Remixes)(7xFile, FLAC, Comp) LSD - Liquid Sound Design none UK 2015

DJ Mixes

TIPWCD05 Raja Ram Spaceships Of The Imagination(CD, Comp, Mixed) TIP.World TIPWCD05 UK 2000 Sell This Version
TIPWCD018, TIPWCD18 Raja Ram Raja Ram's Stash Bag(CD, Comp, Mixed) TIP.World, TIP.World TIPWCD018, TIPWCD18 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Raja Ram Raja Ram's Stash Bag Volume 2 (Comp) TIP.World UK 2003 Sell This Version
Raja Ram Raja Ram's Stash Bag Vol. 3 - Smokers Jokers And Midnight Tokers (Comp) TIP.World UK 2004 Sell This Version
TIPWCD50 Raja Ram Raja Ram's Stash Bag Volume 4(CD, Comp, Mixed) TIP.World TIPWCD50 UK 2006 Sell This Version