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DJ Raymundo updated 2012 Biography

Dutchman Raymond Teunisse (aka DJ Raymundo) developed his passion for music at a very young age. He was inspired by his father’s love of 80s synth pop (Hot Butter, Jean Michel Jarre and Kraftwerk). He knew very quickly that his future lay in music.

Raymond’s DJ career began as a teenager on an illegal pirate radio station in a small coastal town, hearing house music for the first time. The radio station allowed him to meet former Escape resident DJ Marcello, who was spinning at the famous Club IT in Amsterdam at the time. Marcello gave Raymond the opportunity to start playing in the same club, an incredible opportunity at such a young age.

The Past

Throughout the 90s, Raymundo built his name in clubs throughout the Netherlands. Then one day, out of the blue, it happened. He was asked to become resident of the finest club in the country, the Escape Venue. For many years Raymundo has consistently rocked his Saturday night residency entitled FrameBusters. Crucially, he is also the talent booker, inviting national and international top DJs (Dennis Ferrer, Kerri Chandler, Roog, Fedde Le Grand, David Guetta, Shapeshifters, Roger Sanchez, etc) to offer the top night out in Amsterdam. As he says himself: “The Escape’s status as Amsterdam’s finest club means so much to me because I have been resident DJ and programmer for so many years. The endless queues each and every weekend are further evidence of our leading position in Dutch nightlife”.

Looking back over the years, Raymundo has headlined major festivals such as Dance Valley, Mystery Land, Loveland Festival and almost every club throughout the Netheland including Hotel Arena, Hed Kendi, Panama, Nighttown, Republiek Bloemendaal, Las Palmas, De Rechter, Sinners, Soularic, Roxy, It, Girls Love DJs, Rise, Loveland ADE, De Kroon, Supperclub, Latino Beats, Vak Zuid, Powerzone, Zebra Lounge, DJ Club Haarlem, Lido, Haarlem Fridays, Beachbob, Dancevoort Festival, Countdown (tv), Plastic Dance Festival, Royal Suite and more. He is also frequently booked outside of Holland in places as far flung as Dubai, USA and Egypt.

Away from the clubs, Raymundo works extremely hard in the studio. Early efforts such as Framebusted (on Radikal Rhythm) and the follow up entitled Rip It Up! did the business in the charts and with the DJ that matter. Raymundo’s new for 2010 is entitled Come On (Sneakerz Muzik). This was followed by a collaboration as Raymundo vs Gabriel & Castellon feat. Polina with a track called Absolute (Perfect World) which is expecting a November release after signing to USA’s Star69 Records.

A second hot hookup sees Raymundo team up once more with the same duo (Gabriel & Castellon) with a track entitled Change, the track gained major support from all the top jocks (including Tiesto) and was even signed by UK megabrand Hed Kandi.

Furthermore, Raymundo released a track called Fortuna in a hot collaboration with Addy van der Zwan (Klubbheads) The track was released on Spinnin’ records.

2011 also saw the release of Come On (The Remixes) on Sneakerz Music.

The Present

In E Motion/F*ck It has sold by the bucketload recently after doing the business on promo and on the radio over the summer. The track is out on Radikal Rhythm and is riding high after its release, and has clearly been getting support from the top jocks as well as the bedroom DJs since its release. It was also added Tune of The Week on top Dutch music download site

In addition, Raymundo’s new track Brazilian Wax was licensed to a compilation called I’m In Amsterdam Bitch! Ray takes his place alongside other industry greats such as Chuckie, Lucien Foort, Benni Benassi, Ron Carroll, Shapeshifters and Taras van de Voorde on the mix CD.

Raymundo also had the honour of remixing seminal dance hit Yéké Yéké by Mory Kanté in 2011. This hard-working Dutchman turned in a stunning remix which was entitled DJ Raymundo’s I Love Eivissa remix.

Outside the studio, Raymundo had another solid year of DJ gigs and performances across Holland and also at his mainstay residency at Escape. Highlights include Raymundo celebrating his 20 years jubilee last July. Ray reached the milestone of 20 years behind the decks, and to mark the occasion he performed a very special set at Escape in Amsterdam and also a beach party at Mangos in Zandvoort. Both events saw many DJs, colleagues and friends come and pay tribute to the man himself. Ray traditionally throws a great party at Amsterdam Dance event, and last year it went on until 10am, with Roog, Erick E, Luciën Foort, Pleasurekraft and Bass Kleph in the house.

The Future

Into 2012. The start of the year saw Framebusters morph into Brainwash. Raymundo naturally remains firmly in place as resident and keeps the standard high each and every Saturday night at Amsterdam’s biggest evening out. Inviting such as guests as Belocca and Sam Divine from Defected, and the amazing Paul Sparkes from England to the club in recent weeks, Ray pushing things forward in 2012

Looking forward to spring and summer of this year, Raymundo has his sights set on more releases on Radikal Rhythm. Two tracks are due on Radikal Rhythm, Can You Feel It? and Brazilian Wax, the latter featuring on the ADE sampler last year.

Raymundo’s exciting journey into music continues; expect this DJ to be in even more demand with the pending release of forward-thinking tracks which are expected to sit firmly in the CD wallets and on the USB sticks of the DJ that matter.

This hard-working Dutchman’s Brainwash residency at Amsterdam’s legendary Escape club continues to go from strength to strength into 2012. Watch out for even more from this talented and experienced Dutch DJ/producer as the year progresses!