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SUGAR BEAT    Ralf Gum & Steffen Meder


Ralf GUM is one of the most popular German house artists and one of the few who also enjoys real international popularity. He receives great attention globally, not only because of his productions for countless top-labels of the house scene, but especially with his own label GOGO Music, which he founded in 2001, Ralf GUM's career in the music biz started in 1990 as a DJ. Since 1993 he is producing. Always staying true to what he really feels his sound nowadays is a well-known trademark.
Harmony & Soul & Groove are just some key words for Ralf´s typical music. The broken beat productions of the SUGAR BEAT project are for him a welcome variety to his usual 4to the floor house sound. At SUGAR BEAT he's responsible for the basic instrumentation and adds his love for a slick production.
To date Ralf deejays at three spots regular. Since 1998 the "Airport" (Wuerzburg /Germany) is the living-room for his interpretation of house, where he captures the crowd with his sessions every Friday night. End of 2006 Ralf started his residency at Climax in Stuttgart and 2007 he was asked to play at APT, Frankfurt's new in location regularly. Besides that he's travelling for gigs steadily worldwide.


Steffen Meder started to play drums with the age of 10. In the nineties Steffen played countless international gigs and tours with several bands. He grew up in the live-jazz, funk- and world-music-scene and played with top musicians from Germany, Brasilia, America, Africa and Poland.
Later his taste and interest turned more towards club-music, as Steffen recognized the vast potential, offered by the combination of live drums with electronics and programming. Developing new ideas through the use of new technologies fascinates him.
Steffen studied all kinds of different musical forms extensively without ever loosing his instinctive style of drumming. His influences reach from drummers like Manue Katchè (Sting, Peter Gabriel), Jeff Porcaro (Toto) and acts like Miles Davis, Chick Corea to ' electronic-music-artists' like Jazzanova or NuYorican Soul.
Provided with an inexhaustible background, Steffen developed his incomparable style to play drums. Logically he's the one to create the drums section for the SUGAR BEAT productions.
Next to the SUGAR BEAT sessions he is also playing with the real interesting modern funky band of Eugen De Ryck at the moment.


Drummer Steffen Meder supports Ralf GUM's DJ-set with his very own delightful appreciation of rhythm.

SUGAR BEAT is not simply a DJ with an additional percussionist, it is a groove creating a vibe, that is hard to explain and - above all - hard to resist.

At SUGAR BEAT Ralf GUM enriches his DJ-set with various influences from Afro to Jazz. No rhythmical boundaries, Ralf's unique flow and Steffen's incomparable way to play, takes the crowd to another level.

At selected top-clubs, e.g. the Cocoon (Frankfurt/ Main), the Zoo (Zürich/ Switzerland), the Mach 1 (Nuernberg) or the Cafe Republic (Salzburg/Austria) the listeners could already enjoy the effect. In January 2004 SUGAR BEAT followed the invitation to the highly recommended winter mo'vibes festival at Muffathalle (Munich) with pride and delight.

SUGAR BEAT's sublime groove creates a new dimension of live experience.

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Ralf GUM feat. Concha Buika – "Nobody can touch me"
(SUGAR BEAT Dub /Remix)

Ralf GUM feat. Beate S. Lech – "Warrior"

Deep Bros. feat. Dawn Tallman –
"Go Deep" (BP meets SUGAR BEAT Dub /Remix)

Ralf GUM & Inaya Day –
"What I like"
(SUGAR BEAT Dub /Remix)

GOGO 012_Flores Para Ti
feat Rafael Cortes -

on Jen - Mellow Dramas

SUGAR BEAT - a magic connection of sound and groove

With the ingenious fusion of Steffen's funky jazzy grooves and Ralf's sound a new style is created. SUGAR BEAT takes the mission to blow away musical boarders with an irresistible groove. The production team started as a trio including CrisP, but since 2008 all SUGAR BEAT productions are done by the duo Ralf and Steffen. After sweet remixes on GOGO Music during the last years, the first own productions have been released in 2006 on the "GOGO Music Spring Collection 06". More releases are currently progressing and will delight the listener soon.


GOGO Music
Gramschatzerstr. 43
97261 Guentersleben

Phone/Fax +49.(0)9365.881172