To celebrate its October 17th label showcase at the Amsterdam Dance Event, D&B imprint RAM Records has just released a star-studded compilation featuring some of the biggest names in the genre–many of which were plucked from its very own roster. Entitled RAMsterdam Drum & Bass 2013, the compilation is a lip-licking, 15-track affair with 2 new exclusives coming by way of French producers Bluescreens and ubiquitous RAM producer Wilkinson. Other artists appearing on the compilation include Noisia, Loadstar, DJ Fresh, and many others–for the full tracklist, click here.
The two exclusive cuts on this compilation are worth the price of admission alone. The first is from French duo Bluescreens, who consummate the LP with their stomping, dancefloor stormer called Strike One (Part 1). The Frenchmen combine high-pitched laser spates with a twisted, saw-toothed synth, begetting enough teeth-grinding to make dentists’ fingers start to itch. The next exclusive comes from veteran RAM producer Wilkinson, who retools his 2011 hit Overdose into a maniacally intense, VIP workout. Wilkinson adds several layers of synthetics including a sustained, pitching melody, while keeping most of the standout elements from the original (read: ricocheting bassline). Overdose VIP and Strike One (Part 1) can only be had via this stellar compilation, so make sure to pick it up here on Beatport.