Within RAMZi's immersive "environmental music” is a portal to another dimension not entirely unlike our own. Tropical and psychedelic on the surface, her ambient soundscapes rumble deeply with balmy beats, altered vocals and disquieting fantastical elements.
An inventive self-taught producer with a hi-fi meets lo-fi production style and extended editing process, Guillemot is always on the search for distinct sounds, seeking out samples of kuduro, baile funk and obscure world music, dancehall and dub that evoke both her childhood memories and and new forms of musical expression. Her own productions are a personal reimagining of those sounds, human and animal vocals, nature sounds and myriad others, driven by her feelings, experiences and something greater—a quest for a collective, psychoactive interspecies harmony. Her RAMZi excursions began with an experimental release on Montréal label Los Discos Enfantasmes, followed by her self-released Bébites album of expanded grooves and beats riddled with exotic instrumentation and pitch bent voices. As an experimenter in Vancouver's underground house scene in 2015, Guillemot fully formed her RAMZi universe with Houti Kush on tape label 1080p, gaining a wider audience in the process. Her latest creations push into what she's called a “fifth world,” lushly layered in expertly bent samples and warm melodies.
Live, RAMZi engineers an immersive and evolving rhythmic world, often improvising with her own voice in a blend of French, English, Creole and dreamed up words. After a summer of sets at Barcelona's Primavera Sound and Amsterdam's Strange Sounds From Beyond, RAMZi arrives at MUTEK as a musical warrior ready to open the inter-dimensional door.