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Following in the footsteps of Ram’s most recent successes, Sub Focus and Chase & Status, Loadstar are set to become another in a steady stream of Ram’s breakthrough acts that will astound the hordes of D&B aficionados as well as the wider electronic music scene when they unleash their debut album later in the year.
While the world waits patiently for the pair’s long player, Bristol based Gavin Harris and Nick Hill (formerly known as Xample & Lomax) offer up an almighty single that’s received the Ram seal of approval and has been getting dance floors across the globe in a tangle.
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‘Berlin’ opens with emotive synths and gradual organic pads, changing and progressing as a spoken word vocal sample takes you to an explosive drop. Call and response basslines bounce back and forth with increasing intensity while Loadstar’s signature pounding drums pummel your senses. Expertly switching between beauty and the beast moments, this one displays the duo’s perfect understanding of how to smash up big room raves.
These days every ‘B side’ seems to receive the title ‘AA side’ that was once reserved for when you truly couldn’t pick between the two tunes. Fans of unashamedly heavy dance floor D&B will be pleased to know that ‘Hit The Ground’ firmly deserves the ‘AA’ accolade. Packed with energy and hitting hard with a grizzling reece bass and a familiar sample, we’re convinced DJs will have a challenge to decide which of these two huge tracks to play.
AA: Hit The Ground
Catalogue Number: RAMM103
Worldwide Release Date: 22.08.2011
Release/catalogue number: RAMM103
Release date: Aug 22, 2011