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Posted in Ben Tactic, Bubblin, Lincolnup, Ramadanman on January 6, 2012 by lincolnup

Sunday January 22 2012

Abstract Earth Project and Bubblin Present

PEARSON SOUND aka Ramadanman (Hessle Audio – London UK)

with Local Support from
Ben Tactic (Bubblin)
Lincolnup (Bubblin)
Tyler Tastemaker (Crown Room)

Groove Suite
440 NW Glisan Ave
21+ / $10 at the door
9:00 Doors and Show
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Abstract Earth Project and Bubblin are amped to be teaming up in welcoming back one of our very favorite DJ/Producers, Pearson Sound. This time round we’re hosting him within the cozy confines of Groove Suite, Portland’s premier house music club, on their impeccable Alignment Sound System, complete with perfectly tuned 21″ subwoofers. This is going to be hands down one of the best dance parties of the year, don’t miss this unique chance to see one of the most celebrated producer/dj’s of our times in this ideal and intimate venue.

About Pearson Sound

Following a momentous year of releases in 2010 and having concentrated his output under the Pearson Sound moniker, David Kennedy’s following 12 months have been just as busy; but for different reasons.

Releasing a critically acclaimed FABRICLIVE compilation in March he’s since remixed and opened for one of music’s most respected acts, Radiohead, in New York. Having travelled across Europe on the first Hessle Audio tour of the continent he’s also DJd on the London Eye, lectured at Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid and he’s constantly finding himself in new and interesting positions; whether that’s following Moodymann on a Sunday afternoon in a London basement or pre-empting Rusko at an open air festival.

Still very much a key component in the running of the Hessle Audio label, whose ‘116 & Rising’ compilation managed to emphatically collate their history whilst simultaneously looking to the future and their imminent 20th release, Kennedy’s output as Ramadanman may have ceased, but his subsequent work as Pearson Sound and as Chicago house ‘legend’ Maurice Donovan commands much the same level of gravitas with long sold out white label releases and a 12” on Night Slugs.

Musically, he’s looking forward, refusing to sit still or be easily categorised. And with his latest productions feeding more from the classic notions of 4×4 dancefloor music and his sets retaining every inch of precision and his selection spreading out further as his knowledge of music grows he has established himself as one of the UK’s most in demand artists.

Words: Oli Marlow (November 2011)

Ramadanman Live at Holocene 1.1.11

Posted in Bubblin, Holocene, Lincolnup, Ramadanman on January 16, 2011 by lincolnup

Raw footage from Ramadanman’s stunning set at Bubblin Special Edition at Holocene Saturday 1.1.11.


Posted in Ben Tactic, Bubblin, Lincolnup, Ramadanman on November 19, 2010 by lincolnup

Saturday January 1 2011

Bubblin Presents

The Pacific Northwest Debut Of

(Hessle Audio/Tempa – UK)

With Bubblin DJ’s
Ben Tactic



1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97214
21+ 9:00 Doors 10:00 Music
Limited $5 advance tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets
$7 at the door

About Ramadanman

David ‘Ramadanman’ Kennedy has been DJing since the age of 14, beginning with deep house and hip hop and progressing to jungle as he grew older before focusing his attention on dubstep having been inspired by a Mala set after reaching FWD for the first time in 2006.
Since then David has racked up a number of critically acclaimed releases on a diverse selection of labels including Soul Jazz, Tempa, Aus, Critical Music and Hessle Audio, the label he co-runs with Pangaea and Ben UFO.
Since it’s inception in 2007, Hessle Audio has firmly established itself as a definitive advocate for beautiful mongrel strands of garage, house, dubstep and post genre sounds, issuing many roundly lauded debut releases by trailblazing artists such as Cosmin TRG, Untold, Joe, James Blake and Elgato.
Ramadanman has also remixed a variety of artists including the Ragga Twins, Scuba, Beat Pharmacy, Howie B, SpectraSoul and the Bulgarian group Wickeda.
He has enjoyed DJ support from the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Skream, Mr Scruff, Craig Richards, Francois K, Kode9, Mala, Distance, Mary Anne Hobbs, Rob da Bank, Gilles Peterson, Will Saul and many more.
He is also heavily involved in organizing the Leeds night Ruffage as well as co-hosting the now infamous Ruffage Sessions weekly internet radio show on Sub FM. Ramadanman DJs often both nationally and internationally including regular dates at the dubstep institution, FWD in London.

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