The Dutch-Chilean is next in line for the classic New York label's mix series.
Over the past decade or so, Tapia has developed a hard-hitting tech house sound that's landed him a string of releases on Great Stuff Recordings and several other European labels. He debuted on Strictly Rhythm last spring with The Groove EP, which became one of the New York house imprint's best selling records of the year, according to A&R head Seamus Haji.
"I was stunned that the Strictly guys asked me to do the compilation," says Tapia. "I had the idea to use some of my all time favourites from Strictly Rhythm, like the never ending vibe of the Endangered Species' 'Ping Pong,' Kenny Dope as The Untouchables, Kings of Tomorrow with their acid-vibed 'Czar', Photon Inc's 'Give A Little Love'—tracks which have been burned in my head for years." Much like Radio Slave's recent contribution to the series, Tapia's mix will feature label classics alongside new edits and remixes. It will be released digitally and on CD in early December.
01. Endangered Species - Ping Pong (Future Jazz Mix)
02. The Untouchables - Dance To The Rhythm
03. Full Swing - Choices (Ramon Tapia & Marco Resmann Edit)
04. DJ Sneak - Dancin (Ramon Tapia and Delete Refix)
05. Ultra Nate - Free (Ramon Tapia & Kabale und Liebe Remix)
06. Mood II Swing feat Tara - Passing Time (Ramon Tapia Smooth Edit)
07. Ramon Tapia - Yeah Yeah
08. Rhythm Masters - Spanish Ritual (Ramon Tapia & Dave Brody Revamp)
09. Total Capacity - Celebrate (Ramon Tapia "Get Loose" Edit)
10. Ramon Tapia - Year 3000
11. Photon Inc - Give A little Love (Photon's Disco House Mix - Ramon Tapia Rerub)
12. Sir James - Special (Ramon Tapia Remix)
13. Kings Of Tomorrow - Czar
14. Ramon Tapia - This Groove
15. Ramon Tapia - It's That Dub Thing
16. Armand van Helden - Witch Doktor (Ramon Tapia & Anton Pieete Remix)
Strictly Rhythm will release Strictly Rhythms Vol.6 mixed by Ramon Tapia on December 7th, 2010.