English drum and bass band Rudimental will be back in Singapore next month to delight their fans in Asia with more music that is bound to get the party going on Sentosa Island.
Known for the collaborations with artists like Ed Sheeran, Ella Eyre and recently Rita Ora, the band are back with their third studio album ‘Toast To Our Differences’.
Released in January this year, the album features songs with Rita Ora, Macklemore and James Arthur.
AsiaLive365 recently had the opportunity to catch up with the band. Read below as they share with us their experience collaborating with Ed Sheeran, that one artist that they would love to collaborate with and what to expect from their set at Glow Fest.
Vanessa here from AsiaLive365. Welcome back to sunny Singapore!
You’ve worked with Ed Sheeran for ‘Bloodstream’. I’ve listened to both the original and remix versions of this piece avidly and reckon that the bass and percussive layers in the 2015 remix are brilliant – almost like undercurrents at sea.
Tell us, what was it like collaborating with Ed on this song and given the chance, would you guys want to work with him again on another song?
Rudimental: We’ve known Ed for ages. He’s a super close friend of ours. We are on the same label as him and started in the industry at a similar time. We went on his US tour a few years back and ended up writing a lot together on the road. When were in LA, we went down to his studio with him and wrote Bloodstream together – was such a fun time – pretty sure Ellie Goulding and The Game were floating around the studio too. He ended up putting it on his album first with a version produced by Rick Rubin, the version from the session we did with Ed was released on We The Generation (our second album) as well as Lay It All On Me.
He’s the hardest working guy we know and so talented – we’d always have the time to work with him!
Any other artists that you guys would love to collaborate with?
Rudimental: It would have to be Lauryn Hill – she’s our biggest inspiration.
Who’s on your current favourite playlist right now?
Rudimental: Would have to be Anne Marie (obviously were biased as she is signed to our label Major Toms!), Octavian and Mr Eazi.
What can fans expect to hear at your set at AIA’s Glow Festival that they’ve not had an opportunity to hear during your previous gigs here in the region?
Rudimental: Our shows are always one big party! They’ll get to hear lots of tunes from the new album. They Don’t Care About Us feat. Maverick Sabre and YEBBA is a really special moment!
Any shout-out to your dear fans in Asia?
Rudimental: We’re so excited to be back in Asia – we can’t wait to party with you!
Thank you! And see you guys on May 25th!
The AIA Glow Festival will take place at Sentosa on May 25th 2019, from 7am-11pm. Themed as the Ultimate Festival to Unwind, the festival will include a whole day of programmes from Yoga to a 5K Charity Fun Run, to Music from artists such as Rudimental, Nina Nesbitt, Lost Frequencies and The Sam Willows. There will also be a Feast – where festival-goers can experience a healthy take on festival food.
check out Toast to our Differences from Rudimental’s most recent album
More info can be found at Glow Festival
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