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Rudimental

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Rudimental

BBC festival band of the summer. Mercury Prize nomination. Brit Award for the best single and Mobo Award for the best album. MTV Europe Music Awards nominees for "Best New Act" and "Best UK Act". Debut album "Home" at number one on the UK charts. Platinum status for record sales in the UK and Australia.

The lapel of Rudimental is so decorated with awards that you could almost forget the music. The British foursome made up of Amir Amor, Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden and DJ Locksmith has consistently rolled up the electronic field of UK Music since it was founded at the end of 2007.

Influenced by Soul II Soul as well as by Basement Jaxx, their positive high energy club sound initially convinces the informed underground. From 2012 onwards, genre hopping between drum'n'bass, garage, dubstep, soul and electronica will finally also delight the masses.

But even before their D'n'B single "Feel The Love" with soul singer John Newman goes out of the blue, Rudimental singles are releasing singles on the garage / grime / dubstep label Black Butter. When Universal became aware of the combo, the quartet received the necessary promotional support to conquer the mainstream.

The concept of the successful single proves its worth at the LP premiere "Home": With a collection of prominent to promising voices such as Alex Clare and Emeli Sandé, the rapper Angel Haze or Foxes, Rudimental once again climbed to the top of the charts.

But also on stage next to The Prodigy and The Stone Roses, the four from the London district of Hackney clearly feel at home. With up to ten band members they always commit themselves to the sweaty moment and not to any genre conformity.

"Everything happened so quickly, we just can't really grasp it yet"marveled Rudimental in the interview."We'll save it for later to think about everything that's going on with Rudimental right now. Then maybe sometime when we are 30, after our fifth album or something, we will look back and say: Wow, what an unbelievable time!"

Also on the album "We The Generation" - for which they plow through the generation of those born in the UK in the mid-90s in the R'n'B field as talent scouts, they will probably look back with joy. "Lay It All On Me" with Ed Sheeran on mic is a catchy hit. In the wake of this single, younger, female voices are also allowed to give testimony of their skills to a broader public for the first time: Ella Eyre, for example, who is also making her own debut at the same time and for whom the link to Rudimental is perfect marketing.

Anne-Marie, a British woman with whom the guys from Rudimental cooperate on an ongoing basis - apparently she embodies what the drum'n'bass experts want when it comes to vocals. Mahalia, who is considered one of the promising newcomers of 2019 on the lists of Metro, BBC and MTV - who discovered her in 2015 and gave her the first song feature? Rudimental!

In addition, Lianne La Havas contributes some hooklines with her sensual, sensitive and thoughtful expression. They erect a memorial to the soul legend Bobby Womack, who died shortly before - and reggae grandfather Max Romeo contributed a few lines critical of the system on "System".

For "Toast To Our Differences" in 2019 they will capture the most essential voices in contemporary reggae: Kabaka Pyramid, Protoje and Chronixx. From the field of Afrobeat they bring Maleek Berry and Mr Eazi to the microphone. Again you can see on the record that Rudimental also have a nose for young female talents. On top of that, the quartet adorns itself again with chart stars: Macklemore and Rita Ora. For their tour of Germany in early 2019, they now have a number of catchy tunes in their luggage.