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East London jungle imprint Ram Recordings (along with labels such as Droppin' Science, Flex, Infra-Red, and No U-Turn) is closely associated with a new wave of drum'n'bass innovators, twisting darkside and hardstep into future-fueled, increasingly entropic configurations that draw as often from the dry, brittle technologism of techno and electro as from jungle's more uppity roots in hip-hop and ragga. Entirely owned and operated by partners Andy C. and Ant Miles, Ram's back catalog is near-filled with Ant- and Andy-related projects such as Concept 2, Desired State, and perhaps their most well-known and best-respected pseudonym, Origin Unknown. Formed in Essex in 1990, Ram was a product of the area's vibrant pirate radio underground; the label shares roots with hardcore staple Suburban Base (and Sub Base's storefront, Boogie Times), producers Dillinja, Cool Hand Flex, and DJ Hype, and pirate frequencies such as Centreforce and Sunrise. Andy and Ant's working relationship (the pair set up a studio and began recording together in 1990) grew out of a shared dissatisfaction with more mainstream dance music production and an increasing fascination with exploding breakbeat culture, which by 1992 had grown to critical mass in London's East End.

The pair's early releases include remix and engineering work for Suburban Base and an assortment of artists, but Ram was already in the works by the time they were seriously laying down tracks, and by the release of their fourth 12-inch -- "The Touch"/"Valley of the Shadows" -- Ram's trademark of dark, pointed, brazenly technological hardstep was picking up speed in the clubs. That single's B-side, in fact, was one of the earliest blasts from darkside's more bleepy cousin, techstep (popularized by Ed Rush, Trace, Doc Scott, etc.). Rather than following tech's leaders through the murk of fear and isolation, however, Andy and Ant have turned instead to a process of refinishing; an approach similar to techno, with the focus on the details and subtlety and finesse substituted for the brash beats-n-bass attack of techstep's front guard. The breaks still shred through the fabric of their tracks, but rolling beats in the Ram sense never equal soft and sweet, and a nervous, adamant jitter of electronics is usually in tow.

The pair took the formula to new heights in late 1996, coming up with arguably one of the biggest tunes of the year with the Origin Unknown remix of Busta Rhymes' "Whoo-Ha." And while Ram and sister label Liftin' Spirits (home primarily to Miles-related projects) have remained for the most part 12" driven, the pair joined ranks with labels such as Metalheadz, Infra-Red, and Reinforced by releasing The Speed of Sound in early 1997, a full-length collection of new cuts and exclusive mixes from the entire Ram family (which also includes Shimon and Stakka & K-Tee, among others). The following year, Andy C, Miles, and Shimon released three lauded singles (as Ram Trilogy) and followed with the full-length Molten Beats in 1999. In addition to their work together with Ram and Liftin' Spirits, Ant and Andy continue a long reign as in-demand remixers, as well as DJing (Andy) and working on solo material (Miles records as Higher Sense for Moving Shadow). [See Also: Ram Trilogy] ~ Sean Cooper
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Track List: Drum & Bass Arena: The Classics

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Track List: Drum & Bass Arena

3. Electric

5. It's Love

7. Take Me All The Way

10. The Shadow Knows

11. Let It Happen

14. Shadow Boxing

15. Viperfish

17. Druggy

18. Where's My Money

19. Facade Vip

20. Swamp Thing

23. Disconnected

25. Bass Rhythm

28. The Warning

30. Da Base Ii Dark

32. Vip Riders Ghost (The Origin)

34. Valley Of The Shadows

35. Renegade Snares (Foul Play Remix)

36. Roll On

41. Your Sound

44. Dred Bass

45. The Lighter

46. Alien Girl

48. The Angels Fell

49. Music Takes You

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Track List: Norman Jay MBE Presents: Good Times London

1. All Night High

2. Sankofa

6. Windstorm

7. Some Like It Hot

10. Valley Of The Shadows

12. Let's Go Baby (Where The Action Is)

13. Girl You Need A Change Of Mind

14. Organizer

15. Love Has Fallen On Me

16. A Mother For My Children

18. On A Ragga Tip

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Track List: Origin Unknown Present The Speed Of Sound

1. Cause N' Effect

2. Lunar Bass

4. Truly One

6. Mind Games

7. Roll On

9. Invasion

11. Valley Of The Shadows

13. Orange Sunshine

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Track List: Sound In Motion

2. Emotion

3. Hard Edge

4. Sound In Motion

5. Deep Minds

7. The Zone

9. Broken Road

10. Turbulence

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