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D. Ramirez

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D. Ramirez
Background information
Birth nameDean Marriott
Born (1970-08-13) 13 August 1970 (age 53)[1]
England, United Kingdom
GenresElectronic, house, electro house, acid house
Occupation(s)DJ, producer, remixer, record label owner
Years active1995–present
LabelsToolRoom Records, Slave Recordings, Underwater Records, Four:twenty Recordings

D. Ramirez (born Dean Marriott; 13 August 1970) is an English house producer and DJ. He has used a variety of pseudonyms including The Lisa Marie Experience (with Neil Hynde),[1] Cordial, Finger Fest and Rambo. He has achieved five top 20 hits, and appeared on BBC Television's music programme, Top of the Pops. His highest standing in the mainstream music scene was his remix of Bodyrox's "Yeah Yeah", which earned him an Ivor Novello Award nomination.[2]

Musical career


Ramirez is most commonly known in the world of dance music as a champion of the upbeat electro house style, but more recent times have shown a move away from electro house in to more underground techno material. He has said "I don't feel comfortable with commerciality... When people start expecting certain things of me I tend to back away".[3]

Ramirez also owns his own record label, Slave Recordings, on which he released his own EP Nitr8.[4] He is also known for his technical musical knowledge and hosts a musical forum on his website.[5] 2011 has seen him release on Toolroom Records, with his D.Ramirez & Friends EP, which features collaborations with the likes of Kristoph and Robert Owens.[6]

2017 saw D.Ramirez launch music production masterclasses to teach aspiring producers[7] culminating in a deep-dive into sound design[8]

He is currently one of the music production instructors at SubBass Academy of Electronic Music.[9]




  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 324. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ "Living.oneindia.in". Archived from the original on 22 May 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  3. ^ "D.Ramirez - Music Producer". Dramirez.co.uk. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Nitr8 from Slave Recordings on Beatport". Beatport.com. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Dramirez.co.uk". Archived from the original on 16 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  6. ^ "D Ramirez discogs page". Discogs.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Music Production Masterclasses by D.Ramirez". faderpro.com. FaderPro.
  8. ^ "Synths & Sound Design w/ D.Ramirez". faderpro.com. FaderPro.
  9. ^ "Online Music Production Course tutor D.Ramirez | SubBass Academy". Subbassdj.com. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  10. ^ Billboard "The massive U.K. hit "Jumpin' " by the Lisa Marie Experience"
  11. ^ "Keep on Jumpin'". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 7 February 2017.