Eddy Ramich is one of Croatia’s long time veteran’s in the eclectic and house scene. He has greatly influenced the development of festivals in Croatia, making him one of the key figures in the Southeast European dance music scene. Founder of the Kontrapunkt club-night series at Aquarius, one of the longest running club nights in Zagreb, Eddy brought the very first acid jazz, brokenbeat, soulful/deep house artists to Croatia. Big shots like Theo Parrish, Carl Craig, Gilles Peterson, 4hero, Martyn, Azimuth, Jazzanova, Zed Bias... made Zagreb crowd dance for more than 15 years. Also as a DJ on legendary Zagreb’s radio station 101, Eddy hosted his two shows for 18 years, offering listeners fresh selection, playing house into broken beats all the way to obscure jazz. Addicted to music of the “Black Atlantic", he started his journey in 90′s as one of few Croatians active all around Europe at that period, today one of few performing worldwide. Eddy’s insisting on freshness and desire to explore new paths in music, brought him to play venues worldwide like Plastic People, Cielo, Zukunft, Yellow, Djoon, Contact, The Room, Rootdown, and on festivals such as Worldwide Festival, Glastonbury, Sziget, Southport Weekender, Dimensions, Garden, Southern Soul. Eddy Ramich remixed Sun Ra, Ennio Morricone, Arthur Verocai, Tania Maria, Archie Shepp. This caught the attention of the future jazz world, solo and as a member of house project “Eddy & Dus” during 90′s and in 2000s of “Eddy Meets Yannah”(Compost Records). Eddy&Dus’s first album “High Life” was released on French label SSOH in 1999 and Eddy meets Yannah released three albums between 2005 and 2010 - “Just like”, "Once in a While" and "Fiction Jar”. Materials from both projects were remixed by Karizma, Osunlade, Simbad, Crazy P, DJ Gregory, Zed Bias to name few. Eddy himself confirms that DJing is his strongest point, whether as a radio or club DJ. Rich music background, energy he shares with the crowd and wish to support and spread good music. Currently he is working with the Portuguese producer JEPE on a new project. As well is working as one of the curators and bookers of the Southern Soul Festival in Montenegro. Now based in Berlin, after 30 years of being dedicated and passionate about music, he continues to widen and spread his vision to crowds worldwide.
Because of Corona, Gretchen is closed since mid-March. That is why the club is now presenting music from the club into the living rooms of the world. If you like it, Gretchen would be happy to receive donations at the "virtual bar" to compensate for the total loss of income.