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Ramon Ortiz

From: Puerto Rico
Last Known Status: Active

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Ramon Ortiz (Puya) Premieres New Music Video

Puerto Rican guitar shredder Ramon Ortiz (Puya, Ankla) premieres his new music video for the track "Selvática", taken from the new album "Portal".

Check out now "Selvática" below.

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Ramon Ortiz Posts Guitar Playthrough

Expert shred fusion guitarist Ramon Ortiz will release his second solo album "Portal" on September 15, 2015. Today Ortiz is unleashing another blazing playthrough video for the track “No Quiero Truco,” which also includes intro and outro tutorials. Check it out below.

The previously released track "82512," which features percussion by Paoli Mejias of fusion rock legends Santana, can be heard at this location.

Ramon Ortiz is currently sponsored by Seymour Duncan pickups, Mesa Boogie amps and Fernandes guitars, who built his first signature seven string tribal themed guitar, designed by Ortiz himself. More...

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Ramon Ortiz Streaming "82512"

Puerto Rican guitar shredder Ramon Ortiz (Puya, Ankla) is back in action with new album "Portal," set to drop on September 15, 2015.

Today Ortiz is giving fans an early taste of "Portal" by streaming the first single “82512,” which features percussion by Paoli Mejias of Santana. Listen in below. Ortiz states:

“I had heard about Paoli’s legendary drumming for a long time but never had seen him perform, which is ironic since we’re both from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Likely because we’re from different musical scenes, he’s more from the Latin Jazz side and I’ve always been more on the rock/metal side.

"People kept telling me 'you should do something with him because you’re both doing musical fusion and are both innovators in different genres.' I finally saw him perform with his own band at a Jazzfest in San Juan and I was floored – very high energy Latin Jazz fused with Puerto Rican folklore and his incredible virtuosic conga drum playing. I couldn’t talk to him after the show, but luckily a few days later I ran into him, and congratulated him on his show, and mentioned to him that I had an instrumental track called '82512' which featured a fusion of metal and latin jazz and that I would love him to play conga drums in it. He heard it loved it and put new life into it with his conga drumming style.” More...

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