RaMBunktious In 5 Records

RaMBunktious (Miami) was founded in 2012 by South Beach DJ, Mark Brickman. The label focuses mainly on deep and sometimes soulful cuts, but always with a hint of old school classic vibes. The label really took shape once DAN.K signed on and has never looked back.

Mark’s new release He’s Coming Back just landed on exclusively on Traxsource, so he took a few moments to fill us in on 5 releases that have helped shape his RaMBunktious (Miami) label so far.

“He’s Coming Back” available now on Traxsource.__

1. DAN.K – “Hey Hey”

The best releases always seem to come to fruition the quickest. This was the case with “Hey Hey.” From start to finish, this track was completed in about a day and a night. The drums and keys really flowed well with the classic vocal sample. Dan’s deep Chicago roots provided the foundation for the track, while being inspired by some of his favourite artists from the likes of Audiowhores, Roy Davis Jr., Jay-J and Detroit Swindle to name a few. The track ultimately reached the top 5 on Traxsource and was charted by many.

2. Mark Brickman – “Rhythm Is Love” (God Gave Us Rhythm Remix)

This was a follow up to my original cut, released in 2012. The original track reached a position as high as #22 in Music Week’s upfront club chart. This track had a very old school feel, and I desired to give the remix more of a modern vibe. The track grooves with a big deep bass line, while maintaining its original soulful origin through the vocal sample. The track earned support and spins from some of the biggest in the business.

3. DAN.K – “Dream”

With a bouncy, happy vibe and its recognizable vocals, “Dream,” was an immediate favorite. The track has a 90’s feel due to its funky bass line and catchy stabs. It was featured by “The Magician” on his Magic Tape 43, and was also played last summer throughout Ibiza. “Dream” is a feel good tune that should have a home in any DJ’s crate.

4. Jay-J feat. Latrice Barnett – “Without Love” (Mark Brickman & DAN.K re-mixes)

Jay-J’s tracks were a huge inspiration to Dan and me over the years. One of my all time favourite cuts from Jay-J was “Without Love (2002).” I asked Jay for the remix duties and he gladly accepted. I was extremely excited, but also a bit nervous because I really wanted to deliver remixes with the proper caliber of quality. Latrice’s vocal stems were over 10 years old but sounded as beautiful and as fresh as if she had recorded those just days before. I took on the vocal mix and Dan delivered his sexy style of deep and dubby. At the end of the day, I was very happy with the completed remix package.

5. Mark Brickman feat. Anthony Poteat – “He’s Coming Back”

This track is the latest release on the label and we are excited to have it available just in time for Miami’s Winter Music Conference. Anthony had sent me some vocal stems back in mid-November 2014. He told me it was a gospel track but was interested to see if I could turn it into something edgy and different. Trying to keep the integrity of the gospel vibe, but twisting it with a current feel was a bit of a challenge. I was really proud of it in the end. It all came together with a deep bass line, vintage organ sounds, and a crisp Rhodes to round out the melodies, while keeping Anthony’s vocals at the front of the mix. The package also includes stellar remixes from DAN.K, Groove Salvation and NJHouseHead.

If you’re around Miami for this years WMC, make sure you come by and say hey to the RaMBunktious crew as they will be spinning tunes with legends Mark Farina and Miguel Migs at the Essential Party March 28, 2015.

RaMBunktious label page & releases on Traxsource.


DJ Mark Brickman