Once In A While
Like Gilles Peterson put it three years ago: “Travelling the world on the constant search for the perfect beat, a soulful source has been found in Zagreb where Eddy Meets Yannah have dispatched one of this years most soulful electronic forays. It’s all about Croatia baby!”
ONCE IN A WHILE…
Every now and then you stumble across something special at an unexpected place. Like Gilles Peterson put it three years ago: “Travelling the world on the constant search for the perfect beat, a soulful source has been found in Zagreb where Eddy Meets Yannah have dispatched one of this years most soulful electronic forays. It’s all about Croatia baby!” Indeed there are lots of things happening in the Balkan state. Every year there are over 10 million people spending their holidays at its Adriatic coastline making it one of the most popular tourist regions in Europe. Furthermore Croatia is scheduled to be the next country to join the European Union. And with their critically acclaimed debut “Just Like…” the gifted duo Yannah Valdevit (producer, singer, musician, songwriter, arranger) and Eddy Ramich (producer, arranger, DJ) definitely put Zagreb’s flourishing yet unheard music scene on the map!
After two more great singles and some much praised remixes (of Arthur Verocai, Elisabeth Shepherd, Bobby Caldwell, etc.) finally the time has come for album number two! On their sophomore effort “Once In A While” the duo offers a joyful fusion of sophisticated soul, urban beats, future jazz and sweet R’n’B harmonies to die for. Guest features include legendary Earl Zinger, rhyme spitter Capitol A and Canadian soul sister Amalia. As regarding content the 16 new tracks deal with the burden of everyday life and take you through the full spectrum of possible moods: from total satisfaction, the rational approach to everything that bugs an individual and the urgent need of logic and order in an unstable environment to a total hysteria and disagreement with the rest of the world.
Eddy Ramich has a lively history and is far from being a no-name in the music business. Being born in the Netherlands but of semi-Slovak / semi-Croatian nationality, Eddy spent his childhood alternating in the Netherlands, Slovakia, Libya and Germany before settling down in Croatia in the early 90s to study at the Faculty of Business Economics in Zagreb. Before teaming up with Yannah in 2003 he has released already a long list of productions with his former partner Dus under the alias of Eddy & Dus. Their album “High Life” as well as the remixes of international acts like Ennio Morricone, Sun Ra or Nicola Conte were causing a stir in the future jazz world.
Spinning records since the late 80s Eddy has become a global player DJ with unbelievable technical and musical skills always creating a positive party vibe. Since 9 years he is hosting the clubnite Kontrapunkt at the Aquarius in Zagreb featuring guest DJs like Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, 4Hero, Carl Craig, IG Culture, Bugz In The Attic, Rainer Trüby and many more. A huge success for this kind of music in Croatia! The Eddy Ramich One Man Radio Show on Radio 101 ist getting bigger and bigger too! It is one of the few shows in Europe that are presenting underground soul, hiphop, jazz broken beats and soulful house at daytime on a major radio station. In 2006 he was voted “Master of the Mastermix” by the radio show Modaista on the Japanese station J-Wave. His radio mix was picked as the best among other mixes by big dogs like Gilles Peterson, Bugz In The Attic or Darren Amerson!!!