There’s a strong history of the studio pioneers of British dance music becoming household names in the world of dance; from Basement Jaxx to Groove Armada, Massive Attack to Chase & Status. The hottest collective right now are without doubt Rudimental and the reason that success is quite simply one of the finest dance albums of the decade, ‘Home’ and its follow up ‘We The Generation’.
Comprising songwriters and producers Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden and Amir Amor, together with DJ Locksmith, Rudimental draw on their eclectic musical backgrounds and sense of teamwork to keep their finger firmly on the pulse of dance music. They grew up on everything from grime to jazz and blues; from hip-hop to house; one of Piers’ early musical memories was of pushing Locksmith off the decks at his older sister’s birthday party to play the ’90s speed garage he loved at the time, Todd Edwards and Armand van Helden in particular. The range of influences each brings to the table only enhances their sound.