Rampue

 

Wednesday 3rd July 2013
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Rampue, his real name is Daniel, was born in the middle of the 80s in Karl-Marx-Stadt. After the turnaround his parents moved to the hessian Wetzlar. Daniel visited the school and did his apprenticeship as a retail dealer there. But before he even started the training he already knew that stocking shelves isn’t going to be his dreamjob. Early on he started making music. Inspired by his older brother he composed tracks with the program “Music 2000” on his PlayStation. Practically he wanted to become a DJ back then already, but someone told him he needed lots and lots of expensive records for that and so he decided to do some budget-friendly producing first. Already as a kid he had a highly developed taste in music. Through the record collection of his older brother he got to know bands like Electric Lights Orchester, Kraftwerk or Die Form and enjoyed listening to Darkwave and Electro.

Rampue, his real name is Daniel, was born in the middle of the 80s in Karl-Marx-Stadt. After the turnaround his parents moved to the hessian Wetzlar. Daniel visited the school and did his apprenticeship as a retail dealer there. But before he even started the training he already knew that stocking shelves isn’t going to be his dreamjob. Early on he started making music. Inspired by his older brother he composed tracks with the program “Music 2000” on his PlayStation. Practically he wanted to become a DJ back then already, but someone told him he needed lots and lots of expensive records for that and so he decided to do some budget-friendly producing first. Already as a kid he had a highly developed taste in music. Through the record collection of his older brother he got to know bands like Electric Lights Orchester, Kraftwerk or Die Form and enjoyed listening to Darkwave and Electro.

Ten years later Daniel was an experienced producer of a variety of electronic music. Of course he produced rave inspired by Dune and similar artists, but also experimental stuff and dubstep - sorry, just joking: 8Bit. Then he got to know the hamburg based performer and musician Plemo. Those crazy - by punk and dada inspired - electro rave songs really fitted Daniels taste and he went for a ride to a 500km distanced location named Kerosin in Augsburg in 2007 to see Plemo live. There he got to know the artist in person. Plemo instantly thought that the young Rampue is a nice guy and was aware of his talent. Through Plemo Daniel was pushed into the Audiolith community and from that point on he did collaborations with Ira Atari, Egotronic and other artists. How productive he was back then already, can be seen when taking a look at the long list of releases from that time. He was touring a lot with his various projects, so he knows every club, every small town disco and every youth center between Zurich and Flensburg. At some point in that time Daniel moved to Berlin. He has been to raves in Hesse, but of course Berlin (and the afterhour-culture of the city) is something majorly different. Daniel started producing again, but this time calmer, slower and more subtle music – at first secretly by himself, later on for everyone.

While watching a live show from Nicolas Jaar Daniel found the missing needle for his musical compass. Tracks like “Sonne Park und Sterni” came into existence quite some time ago, but Daniel just realized now that this is his way to follow. Since then he really established his reputation with awesome tracks and outstanding live performances. A lot of well-known artists and DJs appreciate his work, put his tracks in their mixes and ask for remixes. We all can be excited about what will come next.

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