LWE Podcast 26: Ripperton


Like many techno and house producers, Raphaël “Ripperton” Gros first laid down musical roots as part of a band. Though his groups Soul Merge and Reasons mined the live dance territory that was his calling (and even garnered critical renown in his native Switzerland), the appeal of coordinating eight members and their ideas wore off in favor of solo production. Soon his sleek, tech-house tracks adorned Connaisseur, Systematic, Sthlmaudio Recordings and liebe*detail singles, and he paired with Mirko Loko to form Lazy Fat People. While the pair’s project yielded their most widely received tracks to date (for Planet E, Border Community and Wagon Repair), Ripperton once again rides solo, dedicating much of his time running Perspectiv with Sam K and DJing around the world. The Swiss label boss and top notch jock curates LWE’s 26th exclusive podcast, offering a peak into his monthly residency at Lausanne’s D! Club.

LWE Podcast 26: Ripperton (59:20)

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01. Ndru, “Bubur Kacang” [Perspectiv*]
02. Adolf Noise, “Bäume Strahlen Stress Aus” (Robag Wruhme remix)
[Freund Am Tanzen]
03. Jus-Ed, “I’m From Connecticut … Bridgeport” [Underground Quality]
04. Moody, “Freeki Mutha F cker” (Catz ‘N’ Dogz rework) [unreleased]
05. Agnès, “Love Tempo” [Sthlmaudio Recordings]
06. Blagger, “Strange Behavior” (DJ Koze Aka Swahimi remix) [Perspectiv]
07. Jonny White, “Gush” [No.19 Music]
08. Chaton, “+91 Ahead” (Dachshund Version) [Plak Records]
09. Agnès, “Que Pena” [Perspectiv]
10. My Favorite Robot, “Modest Goddess” (Jonny White remix)
[My Favorite Robot Records]
11. Headless Ghost, “Neverending Stories” [Sthlmaudio Recordings]
12. John Daly, “This Is A Lonely Beat [Drumpoet Community]
13. Utku Dalmaz, “I Miss U” [Fhd Records*]
14. The Tape vs. RQM, “Luvely” (Kalabrese remix) [Mouthwatering Records]

When, where and how was this mix made?

Ripperton: Just before my residency party at the D! Club in Lausanne. Every two months we have our party there with all the Perspectiv artists and friends.

How did you select the tracks for the mix? Does it have a theme?

This is a melting pots of rare tracks, fresh news and forthcoming tunes, from Switzerland’s friends or people I really like.

Who are a few DJs you would love to see spin? Who are a few of your favorite DJs?

I’ve never heard DJ Koze play, but I can imagine how funny and groovy his sets are. Or maybe Omar-S. For the rest, I love so many producers at the moment who are maybe bad DJs, or perhaps the inverse 😉 I go often outside to discover some fresh music, and I adore seeing live bands.

What’s next for you and Perspectiv in 2009?

I just finished my first album, Niwa which I think will be released around September. It’s a real personal work, something I’ve been working on over the last two years. I’m currently working on two remixes, one for the Stimming’s first album single and another one for James Teej on Rebirth. Oh, one last thing: As Agnès has said, “Get your kicks and buy wax!”

LWE Podcast 26: Ripperton (59:20)

James  on August 3, 2009 at 1:04 AM

Wow. Very nice tracklist, imagine this will be in rotation for quite a while here.

Also didn’t know he’s working on an album, looking forward to that.

harpomarx42  on August 3, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Damn, this is a good mix. Nice, soulful deep jams for the summertime.

Mathias  on August 7, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Great set! Thanks LWEB.

Check out Ripperton LIVE on his first US Tour here in Chicago!


Makak Obaba  on August 9, 2009 at 9:29 AM

this is THE shit !

Andi Chapple  on August 11, 2009 at 6:20 AM

thanks for this … a nice bag of grooves. the one with the reggae horns is the best! very nice productions, lovely round sounds and comfy bass, as you’d expect from Ripperton … cheers, A

Jamie McCue  on August 20, 2009 at 10:05 AM

really enjoying this set! been on repeat since it came out. thanks!

kimberkins  on October 29, 2009 at 10:59 AM

i llllllllllllllllooooooooovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeee this one!!!! thank u ripperton, u rock!!


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