I'm not even going to attempt to define Rudimental. The East-London quatuor' musical catalogue, although limited, is the definition of eclectic. It does however share one common thread which is its innate "UK-ness". Borrowing elements from UK garage, dub, funky and jungle, they have basically created their own arsenal of sounds from which they can pick elements, depending on the desired result.
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Case in point: in the past few weeks they have released both a new track and a remix and they couldn't be more different. First up, the more recent and house-y of the two, "Spoons". Details are currently scarce as to whether or not this will actually be released as a single, but here's to hoping it does. Featuring vocals from 17 y/o rising UK singer/songwriter/producer MNEK and new girl on the block Syron. After Rudimental's last single "Deep In The Valley", you'd be forgiven in thinking that "Spoons" cannot possibly come from the same producers. But they definitely do which makes the prospect of their first full length all the more exciting. We should be expecting an LP soon, tentatively slated to be released later in 2012 on Black Butter Records.
Their second release comes in the form of a free remix of Ed Sheeran's inescapable single "Drunk". The remix starts unassumingly enough, before being transformed into an all out drum & bass banger. With the lone trumpet line repeated throughout the track, what we get is the perfect summation of Rudimental's appeal.