Founded by then 16-year old Andy C and Ant Miles with a minute investment of £1,000 and a logo designed by Andy C’s sister, RAM Records began their journey in 1992 with a clear mission in their head – to promote the genre they love through releases and to support the scene in the best way they can.
30 years on, RAM Records sits at the absolute helm of Drum & Bass, as arguably the biggest label of the genre – boasting a staggering catalogue and an artist roster that can seldom match that of another label. RAM Records has overseen the rise of giants such Sub Focus, Chase & Status, Wilkinson, Calyx and TeeBee, Loadstar, Culture Shock, to name a few.
In the modern-day scene, RAM Records has released one of Camo & Krooked’s finest albums, brought back the Bad Company supergroup, and signed tons of promising acts who have now gone on to become global heavy-hitters. It’s not just their work as RAM Records. Their off-shoot label, Program, has also released music from up-and-coming artists while dropping the big ones on RAM. Some of the names that have come through Program are Frankee and EastColors.
RAM Records, along with Program, have had a huge 2021 with releases from the likes of Wilkinson, Sub Focus, Dimension, Upgrade, Mandidextrous, Low:r and more. These releases were followed by the 3-part Pieces series featuring a plethora of solid Drum & Bass talent.
They have now taken their compilation game to the next level with the ‘RIOT’ EP featuring names like NC-17, Sound In Noise, Jam Thieves, and some fresh talents. The EP begins with a humdinger of a VIP by Sound In Noise followed by ‘Muck’, a tune from NC-17 and Replicant featuring loud bass growls. Jam Thieves have been on a fantastic run this year and have continued their success with a dark and steppy roller called ‘Hat Trick’. Showdown, Prestige, Hologram and Nick The Lot bring a number of styles into play before Subview’s wild Jungle banger closes the EP.