Andy C set up his record label RAM Records with the help of his close friend Ant Miles in 1992. At that point, the drum and bass scene was an underground world of illegal warehouse raves, pirate radio stations and cassette pack mix tapes shared between mates. The first release that got his talent noticed was RAMM04 – released as Origin Unknown with the seminal drum and bass track ‘Valley Of The Shadows’. Having produced this track at the tender age of 16, he was barely old enough to be DJing out at the raves he’d been going to with his mates and his sister. He took the track to his local record shop and to this day, it is the one track on the label that has more re-presses than anything else.
By 1996 drum and bass was truly in its heyday and RAMM17 was a impressive release featuring Quest and Night Flight. With both tracks having a smooth, funk and technical sound, it was sure to seal Andy’s spot in history as one of the greatest producers of his generation. With quotable samples appearing in most of his early releases, and in some of his signings to his label, it has been said that RAM has its genesis in sci-fi.
He’s definitely got an eye for talent – as the head of RAM records he has signed the likes of Sub Focus, Wilkinson, DJ Fresh, Chase and Status and Rene LaVice.
As well as producing his own tunes, Andy C is well known for his remixes, taking songs from all kinds of genres and giving them a touch of drum and bass magic. Having remixed the likes of Major Lazer, Rudimental and Porter Robinson, it’s clear to see he has undeniable talent.
RAM Records nights are truly legendary, featuring big names and new talent.