Having signed to Asylum Records, Atlantic Records and Black Butter Records, released numerous UK chart-topping hits, played global sell-out shows and been nominated for a Mercury Prize, as well as having won several awards such as the Brit Award and the MOBO Award for Best Album, Rudimental are undoubtedly one of the most successful acts to come out of the UK in the last decade.
We caught up with the London-based three-piece band, who are best known for their consistent stream of stellar singles, to talk about all things career, breaking into the industry, music production and more, including their go-to techniques when it comes to making hits.
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During the interview, the trio talks about their introduction to music, growing up in London and drawing influences from garage, grime, jungle and predominantly pirate radio stations, their humble beginnings as musicians, learning to make beats on Cubase at secondary school and youth clubs and how they first formed as a band at Major Toms studio in Hackney and coined the name “Rudimental”. Stick around until the end of the interview to hear the guys reminisce about their unforgettable first live show as a band at BBC’s Hackney Weekender, as well as what’s in store for their fans in the future.
In addition to our interview with Rudimental, the band also delivered an excellent masterclass for Point Blank where they broke down their number one hit, ‘Feel The Love (ft. John Newman)’. Check that out here.
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