The world's seminal drum & bass festival is nearly upon us and in celebration the twenty five year strong Ram Records label are about to drop yet another compilation EP to announce their 2018 stage takeover. The track listing is as weighty as the artists they'll be bringing along to Let it Roll this year; packed with seven new exclusives, from a range of producers both within the Ram roster as well as guests who've delivered a range of heaters throughout the imprint's back catalogue, it's sure to set the motions in place for the Let it Roll countdown.
Whether it's the indisputably emotive formula of Sound in Noise's offering 'The Prophet', or Audio's rework of his collaboration 'Creatures' with MC Nuklear and Prolix, there's a range of production styles which epitomise how diverse Ram has come to be over two decades. Freek's 'Human Being' channels the artist's tell-tale, bouncy signature whilst newcomer Kung crashes forward with the thumping bass peddles and rowdy drum sequences of 'Eunoia'. Legion & Logam make a welcome comeback with 'Mullholland Drive' alongside Hamilton's 'Hopelessly Addicted VIP', whilst Rene LaVice follows up his recent album 'Far From Perfect' with the crunching snares of 'Poke the Bear' with Lynx, and Subview's record 'Take Me Back' rolls through with its liquid underpinning and sudden descendent into crashing breaks.
It's an all-encompassing look at what Ram has to give this year at Let it Roll. As usual, it's looking to be another monumental year for the world's global gathering of drum & bass fans. Ram's taster of what's to come is just the beginning.
Magnetude are a powerhouse and the quickness of their output proves this. The Anglo-Russian duo were picked up by drum & bass figurehead Ram Records after a succession of releases which saw the pair play with their inherently musical, yet full-frontal sonics, amassing a fanbase which had already stretched throughout the world’s ever corner. But they’ve now been thrust even further into the spotlight, slowly becoming a household name with every release they’ve dropped on the Ram imprint.Their forthcoming single ‘Entr’acte’ is a step further into the dark for Magnetude, whilst its tinkering, circus themed intro takes you straight into the fray. As the track gradually begins to build on rolling drum patterns and creepy atmospherics, you’re pushed down a cataclysmic drop, one which is spiked with obtrusive hooks. Magnetude go full throttle with this release, stepping it up a gear and proving that despite their more dancefloor oriented records like ‘Snatch’ and ‘Arcade’, their sound’s foundations have a nastier underpinning. Magnetude are quickly becoming a recognisable force within drum & bass, one which is set to takeover sound systems throughout every festival this summer. And with yet more music to come from the producers, this is just the beginning of their dance music exploration.Coming soon...