RAM Records Back In Southampton this September with Wilkinson, Calyx & Teebee, René LaVice

Wilkinson, Calyx & Teebee, and René LaVice will be flying the banner for RAM Records in Southampton on the 26th September — slap bang in the middle of the university Freshers’ weeks fortnights — this year. The event will mark the third time that RAM have taken over the Warehouse and will sit side-by-side with other shows headlined by the likes of Groove Armada, Seth Troxler, and Hot Since 82.

RAM Records has been at the very forefront of the drum & bass scene for over 20 years. Its output, while still predominantly 170BPM, reflects the rude state of creative health dance music is enjoying: Boundaries have blurred and RAM has kept with the times and lead by Andy C and Scott Bourne (Red One) the record label has cemented itself as a force in the wider music scene. RAM’s artists can be found in prime positions on countless multi-genre line-ups at the best events around the world. At the same time, they’re a frequent occurrence in both the mainstream and leading underground dance music charts across the planet. Case in point: Wilkinson.

Hailing from South-west London, in no longer seems like Wilkinson needs an introduction. Granted his first release, ‘Hypnosis’ in 2010 by Hospital Records, it was not long before Wilkinson was quickly snapped up by Andy C and signed to RAM.  He’s been making an impact ever since securing ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’ at 2012’s National D&B Awards, and seeing out 2013 with the release of his debut album, “Lazers Not Included“. With a catalogue of tracks able to achieve daytime mainstream radio airplay and satisfy D&B fanatics alike, it’s no surprise that Wilkinson has firmly established himself as a staple member of the RAM Records family.

Friends since 1998, Carlyx & Teebee, have over a decade of experience working together from their early days signed individually to the Moving Shadow imprint, to their first official collaborations in 2004, all the way up to their most recent album “All or Nothing“, released on RAM records. The duo are, of course, just as comfortable collaborating on the decks as they are in studio, having boldly played a series of joint DJ sets with 6 decks and 2 mixers between the pair of them during their global tour to coincide with their “Anatomy” LP.

A relatively new name to the D&B scene, Canadian producer and DJ, René LaVice‘s early career began in filmmaking, directing music videos. An artist of many mediums, it was not long before René’s music took him in another direction, thanks to support from Bailey, and others such as Sub Focus, Andy C was calling up to invite René on-board the RAM records team. Arguably best known for his breakthrough track, “Headlock“, René hasn’t been resting on his laurels, recently delivering a scorching remix of Chris Lake’s “Helium”‘. Having played the Somerley Tea Party in May, this won’t be René’s first time to grace the South-Coast, and will make a welcome return supporting his fellow RAM DJs.

News of another RAM Records night in Southampton is likely to go down very well given that the previous two events were both extremely popular. Interestingly Andy C, is not billed to perform like on previous occasions. Perhaps the veteran label boss is stepping back to allow the newer wave of RAM luminaries a chance to take centre stage.

As with all the forthcoming Warehouse shows, early bird tickets will be priced at £10. To keep up to date with ticket releases and announcements, check back here or follow Warehouse Southampton on Facebook.


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