Battering down the doors of the genre elitists come a pair of producers plucked from the ranks of Ram’s new generation of incredible music making talents. In a little over a year, Delta Heavy, or Si James and Ben Hall to their mums, have already proven their drum & bass metal with a succession of heavy-hitting original tracks.
They met at university in Nottingham and after several years of hard work, their production efforts resulted in their debut drum&bass release on Viper’s acclaimed Acts of Mad Men compilation in June 2009. A track in the urban thriller Harry Brown (which featured the sound track by Chase & Status) and several dubstep and house remixes followed in quick succession.
Dance floor anthem “Abort,” came out on Viper’s Headroom EP in June 2010 to huge response and gained them recognition within the scene. With Radio 1 support from Zane Lowe and Hugh Stevens as well as Andy C, Friction, High Contrast and the rest, it became a vital fixture in DJ sets across the country.
Signed to Ram in early 2010, their debut single “Space Time / Take The Stairs” was nominated as Best Track at the 2010 Drum&BassArena Awards, as well as Best Producer and Best Newcomer DJ. Hitting number 1 across all the download stores, “Space Time” was undoubtedly one of the biggest d&b tracks of that year. Their highly anticipated 2011 follow-up, ‘Overkill / Hold Me,’ has cemented them as bass innovators and leading lights in the current hype that surrounds much of bass music today.