Event: 25 Years of RAM
Date: 3th November
Venue: Motion Bristol
Genre: Drum and Bass
Price: £25.88 from In:Motion
Key Artists: Andy C, Wilkinson, Killbox: Ed Rush & Audio
If you Like: UKF, BBC Radio 1 DNB, The Blast
25 YEARS OF RAM RECORDS!
Yes, this label is probably older than you are.
The record’s long history is hard to wrap up in a few sentences.
Thankfully, we have a night full of their music to enjoy it instead.
DJs, old and new, will come together this Friday under Motions roof to celebrate the notorious history of drum and bass.
My expectations for this night are that it be designed for a wider audience, so if you are new into the drum and bass this is a good way to start.
Here is a quick who’s who of the top players of the night, who represent a mixture of new and old from the last 25 years.
Andy C, does not need an introduction.
He is the godfather of dnb.
He formed Ram Records back in 1992 with Ant Miles.
And he's still smashing it today.
Amongst a great many events he features on, he still throws down to the lucky Londoners during a residency at XOYO.
Hopefully, he will get as hard this Friday night.
Wilkinson is another big name who got into the mainstream through RAM.
Now he is the special guest on the birthday tour.
If you were on social media last week, you may have caught him on the live stream of the same night in Printworks London on the BBC’s Facebook.
Making his way with ‘Half light’ and ‘Afterglow’ he’s impressively managed to put dnb tunes on the world’s top charts.
Because they are ‘not a big deal’ by themselves, Ed Rush and Audio come together as Killbox.
Pioneer of the sub-genre Techstep - Ed Rush and the new star of Neurofunk - Audio are probably a good representation of what it is all about.
They bring the classics and the new bangers together.
Considering all the other unique collaborations of Ed Rush, why not make this one next on your list?
Rene LaVice is an upcoming star of the scene, recently becoming the new host of BBC Radio 1’s drum and bass show.
He now has to fit the shoes of Friction and provide some decent bass selection.
Originating from Toronto, he’s an impressive dnb artist, managing to thrive among the Dubstep and Trap dominated scene of North America.
Make sure you catch the other guys from the list: Adam F, FRANKEE, Shimon, Moving Fusion and Jaydrop.
I can bet that most of them will put on an even better set than the big names above.
Written by Eva Christoff - Underground Deputy Editor
Cover image - Design by Simone Verza