Andy C, easily the planet’s most popular drum ’n’ bass DJ, established RAM Records more than two decades ago, at the age of 16. This summer, RAM Drum & Bass USA, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 were released in succession. Each an hour in length, the compilations give a comprehensive overview of the high-quality drum ’n’ bass label. Slotting classic cuts next to ones released in the last couple of years, the collections swing back and forth through RAM’s history. From Mind Vortex’s soft and funky “Now It’s Time” and Hamilton’s melodic and sweet “Echoes” to the upfront “Timewarp” from Sub Focus, the chainsaw bassline of Wilkinson’s “Moonwalker,” the beefy textures of Noisia’s “Façade” and the rolling “Thunderball” from Moving Fusion, RAM’s staying power is apparent. In the club, the best showcase for the label is Andy C’s unerring DJing skill.
Thu., Nov. 27, 10 p.m.-3 a.m., 2014
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