Ram 20×20!

20 years… In any business this is a huge milestone, but in an industry as challenging and fast-moving as the record label game, it deserves a salute so hard your arm might fall off.

Props to Andy C’s Ram, then. From its roots as a mercenary banger factory Ram has developed into a platform that actively encourages fresh talent and nurtures and develops them into artists capable of releasing crossover albums and productions that stand the test of time. We thought we’d give Andy a very quick call…

“I’m not the only cog in the wheel that is Ram Records,” he points out. “Scott [Red One] runs it and there’s a huge team of hard working people with us. The brand’s developed with the tunes and the times and the people. Ant Miles, Shimon, Moving Fusion…. Red One has taken the business side of things by the horns. Pun intended! It’s grown organically and I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve done. We made the decision to sign people for albums. We knew drum & bass could be better than just 12”s. Records are great but drum & bass is incredibly hard music to make well. The people behind it are incredibly talented. And they need to explore their ideas.”

Here’s to another 20 years of idea exploration and artist development. The label celebrates their double-decade anniversary this very week so we decided to put together an essential 20-strong playlist with a Ram track from every year. With an average of at least 10 releases a year, this wasn’t an easy task. Some fans have been there from the very beginning, others weren’t even born when Andy first released his Sour Mash EP… Hopefully this list will please everyone. Have we missed out your favourite? There’s a comment box below. You know what to do!

1992

Andy C – Outer Limits

1993

Andy C – Something New Part 1

1994

Shimon – Predator

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1995

Origin Unknown – Truly One

1996

Shimon & Andy C – Nightflight

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1997

Moving Fusion – Turbulence

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1998

Ram Trilogy – Chase Scene

1999

Red One – Strangled Duck

2000

Moving Fusion – Atlantis

2001

Bad Company – Spacehopper

2002

Ram Trilogy – Huggy Bear

2003

Fresh – Signal

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2004

Origin Unknown – Grudge Match

2005

Sub Focus – Scarecrow

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2006

Noisia – Facade

2007

Chase & Status – Dumpling Riddim

2008

Chase & Status – Take Me Away

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2009

Sub Focus – Rock It

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2010

Loadstar – Link To The Past

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2011

Fresh – Mission To Mars

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2012

Wilkinson – Automatic

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