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This UK-based remix, DJ and production team comprises Shem McCauley and Simon Rogers. Through the middle-80s, McCauley (as DJ Roads Forward) was a respected turntablist in the united kingdom, dealing with Tim Simenon (Bomb The Bass) and Norman Make, remixing songs by artists such as for example James Dark brown, Roxanne Shanté, Was (Not really Was) and Digital Underground, and touring using the She Rockers, Bomb The Bass and Beats International. While learning in Brighton, McCauley found out the burgeoning home picture and became involved with numerous dance music evenings within the south coastline of Britain. When McCauley fulfilled Rogers in the first 90s, they worked well as Ramp, rating major club strikes with ‘Rock and roll The Discotek’ and ‘Stomp’ within the Brighton-based Loaded Information, and remixing such high-profile performers as D:Ream, Sister Sledge, Yazz, Boy George and Armand Vehicle Helden. Rogers spent a while producing artists like the Lightning Seed products, Young man George, the Fall and Pete Murphy. McCauley experienced club strikes with several Slacker singles before Rogers came back to utilize him on ‘Frightened’ and ‘Your Encounter’ in 1997. ‘Frightened’, an epic trance monitor notable because of its usage of sampled snatches of kids’s voices and live bass acoustic guitar, was an excellent strike with leading UK DJs such as for example Sasha and John Digweed. When provided a full discharge, it became a UK Best 40 strike, as do the follow-up, ‘Your Encounter’, which implemented the same simple blueprint. They produced numerous live performances at night clubs at celebrations in Europe, like the Ministry Of Audio. The duo also finished remix work like the Prodigy’s ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ in 1998. McCauley came back to DJing internationally in 1998 and used a bi-monthly residency at Miami’s well-known Groovejet membership. The duo continue steadily to remix many singles by various other artists such as for example Breeder and Junkie XL and many of the productions and remixes are available in the Global Underground combine compilation series by DJs such as for example Nick Warren, Dave Seaman and Sasha and Digweed.

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