We have teamed up with our favourite Drum & Bass label, Ram Records to help them celebrate 25 years of music with Delta Heavy. Enter below…
Rewind: Ram Records was established by Andy C and Ant Miles in the summer of 1992. Boldly placing itself at the very forefront of a genre that didn’t even exist, Ram has played a consistently dominant role in the foundation and continuous development of drum & bass ever since.
Originally an outlet for Andy C’s own productions and projects – including the massive, genre-defining Origin Unknown output – the label quickly cultivated its own distinctive sonic signature and roster of hugely talented artists. Under the captaincy of label manager Scott Bourne, this advancement has never stopped and has gone on to found careers of household names in the widest possible realms of electronic music such as Chase & Status, Sub Focus and Wilkinson.
Follow Ram Records’ discography and you’ll follow the very twists and turns of drum & bass itself. From its post-hardcore roots to the precipice of drum & bass’s genre-melting future; from the demonstrative darkness of the late 90s to the festival electrifying vocal-led cuts of now… The label’s output has not only reflected the most exciting aspects of the genre, but has been influential in progressing it by a combination of working with THE best artists of every era and maintaining a scene-standard production benchmark that is notoriously high.
Delta Heavy are the most exciting duo to hit dancefloors since Chase & Status and Nero, although if anything their music is even harder and heavier, darker and more multi-textured. Having conquered the clubs, however, their newer tracks are becoming more song-oriented, pointing towards a debut album that will surely be hailed as one of the year’s best, designed to satisfy bass-heads and traditional music-heads alike.
Simon James and Ben Hall – met at Nottingham University in 2003 they zeroed in on the city’s drum & bass scene spearheaded by nights such as Detonate and clubs such as Stealth.
Si was the musical one with the background playing instruments while Ben was the one with a penchant for sound engineering and a background as a DJ. It proved the perfect combination. After graduating, they wound their way back to London where they both acquired computer software. “And,” recalls Si, “because both of us had the same interests in music, we thought we’d align our knowledge.”
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