Cat. No: GEM10 | Release date: March 7th, 2011 | Format: vinyl, digital


  • Pelican
  • Opal
  • Who Knows


Ramon Tapia’s solo track ‘Pelican’ on the X-side is a tribal tech house hammer that will go down a guaranteed killer on the floor. This is some seriously bangin’ shit, people! On the Y1, Secret Cinema and Ramon team up to create a euphoric techey piece of work. On this jam,  simplicity is its beauty. These two make for a great production duo!

The Y2 comes from rising star Steve Slight who was introduced to us by Ramon as being one of Belgium’s hottest producers at the moment. The first track we snatched up is ‘Who Knows’. This is the most explosive one on the EP. A well balanced smooth yet energetic and raw techno track. Keep an ear out for this guy!

DJ Feedback:

Joel Mull – “Big tunes from a great label! Hard to pick a favorite. They are all good.”
Stephan Bodzin – “Very good ep. Like all 3 tracks! Support!!”
Hector Romero – “Pelican & Who Knows are peak time rocking beats.”
Wally Lopez – “Very nice tracks…support from me.”
Diesel – (X-Press 2) – “Pelican is Big!”
Darren Emerson – “Great!! I’m liking all of these!!”
Dosem – “Opal… super big support for this one!!”
Thomas Schumacher – “Pelican is Ramon at his best! Lovin it. Who Knows is also a fine track.”
Marc Marzenit – “Who Knows” it’s a huge HIT in a big label from a great manl!!”
John Acquaviva – “Pelican for me from this package guys. Support!”
Orde Meikle – (Slam) – “Another cool EP fro Gem – playing!”
John Selway – “Nice tracks.. wish there was a version of Pelican without the vocal sample..”
Club Madnezz Holland – “Massive tracks!!”
Across The Line – (BBC Ulster) – “Gem have done it again! These are all huge.”
Ceoltronic Radio – (RTE Pulse Dublin) – “I’m torn between Ramons two tracks. Sound great. Will feature on Ceoltronic Radio tonight. Thanks.”
Mihalis Safras – “Pelican is da shit! Love that one Ramon!”
Anton Pieete – “Very kool e.p.!!”
Nick Warren – “Pelican is great!!”
Peter Horrevorts – “Yessss, these are the grooves that can shake some booty. Pelican is solid groover and opal is a smooth funker. Who knows goes deep and still grooves! Niiiice!”
Alan Fitzpatrick – “Massive EP. Love it!”
Mauro Picotto – “I have played for a while Pelican, and still great for me.”
Guy J – “Great release! Loving all 3.”
Carlo Lio – “Pelican is the one for me… great vibe and groove.”
Wehbba – “All cool tracks, but Opal is a damn fine weapon! Big support here guys, thanks!”
Desyn masiello (sos) – “Opal = many grins on many faces on many happy dancefloors. Will play this out and support on my new radio show forthcoming.”
Joseph Capriati – “Great tracks! Will support for sure.”
Anderson Noise – “Strong release. Big support!!!”
Dave Seaman – “Pelican is very hypnotic, Opal is cool and Who Knows is my fave!”
Karotte – “Yes again a great ep from Gem!!! Love all 3 tracks!!!”
Martin Eyerer – “Strong release for the guys! Goes straight to my radio show on sat.”
Danny Howells – “Bassline from heaven on Opal – really like the others too.”
Steve Ward – “Nice work again boys! My fav is who knows, however will definitely support all the choons on the ep!”
Adam Beyer – “Pelican is wicked!! Full support.”
Sian – “Massive!! Ramon and Secret Cinema are blazing!!”
King Unique – “Pelican is an intensity masterclass!!”
Andy Cato – (Groove Armada) – “Will try Pelican in our sets! J”
Christian Smith – “Who Knows is nice, heavy, and hypnotic. Opal is also really nice. Full support for this ep!”
Len Faki – “Pelican is strong – support on this from me for sure!”
Dan – (Pig & Dan) – “Who Knows is killer!!”
Tom Findlay – (Groove Armada) – “I really love Opal!!”
Deetron – “I like the bassline in Opal, clever breakdown as well.”
PrinsJan – (Dance Dept/538 Holland) – “Ramon Tapia!!!!”
Tom Wax – (Phuture Sounds Germany) – “Great EP!”
Diversions – (CHRY 105.5FM Toronto, Canada) – “Really feelin’ OPAL – nice melodic sounds!”