Ram is a genre leading dance music record label primarily releasing Drum & Bass music. Established in 1992 by Andy C with the help of close friend Ant Miles, the label and business today is run by Andy C and business partner Scott Bourne (Red One).
Ram Records is multi award winning organisation for it's label activities, the music it releases, and the artists it has signed over the years.
As well as Ram's musical output, the label is also very well know for it's legendary club nights. This all started at the infamous 'The End' nightclub and lasted 11 years till the clubs closure in December 2008. Moving on from The End to super-club Matter in February 2009 saw Ram's attendees triple from 1000 to well over 3000 people within 2 months and lasted till Matters closure in June 2010. Now Ram are proud to call Fabric it's London home. Ram has a sell-out roadblock sessions every 2 months at this institution as well as one off events all over the world.
Artist who have had released on Ram...
Andy C / Ant Miles / BCUK / Brookes Brothers / Callide / Chase & Status / Coco / Concept 2 / Concord Dawn / Culture Shock / DC Breaks / Delta Heavy / Desired State / Dynamite MC / Fierce / Flatliner / DJ Fresh / Gridlok / Hamilton / Icicle & Nymfo / Kano / Loadstar / Lomax / Mind Vortex / Mayhem / Moving Fusion / Nightbreed / Noisia / Origin Unknown / Plan B / Ram Trilogy / Randall / Red One / Shimon / Sparfunk / Stakka & K. Tee / Sub Focus / Wilkinson / Xample.
Ram Records Awards (votes range between 30,000 and 100,000 +):
2000 - K Mag Awards- Best label Award
2002 - Accelerated Culture Awards - Best Record Label
2003 - Accelerated Culture Awards - Best Record Label
2004 - Accelerated Culture Awards - Best Record Label
2007 - BBC 1xtra - Xtra Bass Awards - Best Record Label
2008 - National Drum & Bass Awards - Best Record Label
2009 - National Drum & Bass Awards - Best Record Label
2009 - Drum & Bass Arena Awards - Best Record Label
2010 - National Drum & Bass Awards - Best Record Label
2010 - National Drum & Bass Awards - Best Event (Ram @ Matter)
Ram seminal moments year on Year:
1992 - Label created by Andy C. First Release - Andy C Sour Mash EP.
1993 - Origin Unknown - Valley Of The Shadows first release.
1994 - First Shimon release with Preditor / Within Reason. Andy C teams up with Randall for Sound Control / Feel It.
1995 - Origin Unknown - Truly One
1996 - Origin Unknown presents The Speed Of Sound album. Origin Unknwon - Valley Of The Shadows re-release. Shimon & Andy C - Quest / Nightflight
1997 - Moving Fusion make Turbulence.
1998 - Origin Unknown - Sound In Motion album. Ram Trilogy get together. Ram residency at The End.
1999 - Moving Fusion - The Beginning EP. Ram Trilogy - Molten Beats album.
2000 - Ram Trilogy - Titan EP. Shimon & Andy C - Body Rock
2001 - Body Rock gets to 28 in the official UK charts. Andy C - Ram Raiders In The Mix" compilation.
2002 - Moving Fusion - The Start Of Something Album.
2003 - Andy C - Nightlife 1 compilation
2004 - Sub Focus Signs to Ram. Nightbreed - Pack Of wolves charts (includes Pendulum" remix). Andy C Nightlife 2 compilation.
2005 - Sub Focus - X Ray. Dimension EP vol 1.
2006 - Andy C - Nightlife 3. Culture Shock signs to Ram.
2007 - Chase & Status sign to Ram. Xample signs to Ram and releases Lowdown / The" Latter. Noisia - Facade / Moodway Renegade. Culture Shock - Third Stage EP. Ram" is 15.
2008 - Andy C Nightlife 4. Chase & Status ft Plan B - Pieces. Chase & Status debut album " More Than Alot. Lomax Signs to Ram. Chase & Status do Maida Vale for Radio 1 " twice.
2009 - Chase & Status ft Kano - Against All Odds - A List at Radio 1. Sub Focus - Rock It" enters UK top 40. Sub Focus debut album released. Ram residency starts at Matter." Ram Xmas party at Matter attracts club attendance topping 3600 people.
2010. Sub Focus - Could This Be Real and Splash (Ft Coco) both added to Radio 1 B List." Andy C Nightlife 5 (biggest to date). Ram sign new acts... Delta Heavy, Hamilton, Wilkinson, Mind Vortex
2011 - watch this space...
2012 - 20 years of RAM.