Rudimental

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Rudimental
Origin Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Genres Drum and bass, liquid funk, jungle, soul
Years active 2010–present
Labels Asylum, Black Butter Records
Associated acts Alex Clare, John Newman, Emeli Sandé, Angel Haze, Ella Eyre
Website rudimental.co.uk
Members Piers Agget
Kesi Dryden
Amir Amor
DJ Locksmith

Rudimental are an English electronic music quartet who are signed to Asylum Records and independent label Black Butter. The quartet consists of songwiters and producers Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor (Amir Izadkhah) and DJ Locksmith (Leon Rolle).

The group rose to prominence in 2012 when their single "Feel the Love", featuring singer John Newman, topped the UK Singles Chart,[1] and for which they were also nominated for a BRIT Award in 2013. 

The group have released further singles, including "Not Giving In" (featuring Newman and Alex Clare) and 2013 single "Waiting All Night" (featuring Ella Eyre) which also topped the chart in the UK. More recently the group released "Right Here" featuring Foxes, "Free" featuring Emeli Sandé and “Powerless” featuring Becky Hill. Rudimental were named by the BBC as the festival band of the summer. In 2013 Rudimental’s album Home debuted at number 1 in the UK albums chart and was also nominated for a Mercury Music Prize.

Career[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

In March 2011 they released their debut single "Deep in the Valley" featuring MC Shantie. In June 2011 they released "Speeding" featuring Adiyam.

2012–present: Home[edit]

On 20 February 2012, Rudimental released "Spoons" featuring MNEK and Syron as the debut single from their debut studio album Home. It failed to chart, but received airplay on several major radio stations.

On 14 May 2012, they released "Feel the Love", featuring vocals from John Newman, as the album's lead single. The song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 1, making it their first number 1 single in the UK. The song also was a top 5 hit in Australia, Belgium, The Netherlands and New Zealand, also charting in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Ireland. On 18 November 2012, they released the album's second single "Not Giving In", featuring vocals from John Newman and Alex Clare. It debuted and peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart. "Hell Could Freeze", featuring vocals from Angel Haze, was released on 14 January 2013 as a promotional free download. "Waiting All Night", featuring Ella Eyre, was released as the third single from the album in 2013, reaching number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 21 April 2013.

Two weeks later, Home debued at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart. Home was released on 29 April 2013 and debuted at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart, as well as being nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.  The album cover features a ‘Peace Mural’ street scene in the band’s home borough of Hackney, East London. Rudimental recently donated £10,000 to ensure the upkeep of this iconic mural. The group were also nominated for three MTV EMA awards in Amsterdam in November 2013. On 19 October 2013, during 2013 MOBO Awards in Glasgow Rudimental received the Best Album award for Home.[2]

As well as having toured extensively in the UK, Rudimental have also toured in Europe, Australia and the USA throughout 2013. In August 2013, the band were invited by Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation to perform at the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia. They also performed at Outsidelands in San Francisco and Future Music Festival in Australia. Rudimental kicked off 2014 with a performance on Jools Holland’s annual Hootenanny. They have continued in 2014 with a sell-out UK tour including 3 consecutive dates at Brixton academy. The next single will be “Powerless” featuring Becky Hill. Rudimental have stated in interviews that they are writing and recording new song ideas while on the road in preparation for their second album. Rudimental won a BRIT Award for Best British Single for "Waiting all Night" on 19 February 2014.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
BEL
[6]
IRE
[7]
NL
[8]
NZ
[9]
SCO
[10]
SWI
[11]
Home 1 2 56 23 5 41 2 1 34

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[3]
UK Dance
[3]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
BEL
[6]
GER
[15]
IRE
[7]
NL
[8]
NZ
[9]
SCO
[16]
"Deep in the Valley"[17]
(featuring MC Shantie)
2011 Non-album singles
"Speeding"[18]
(featuring Adiyam)
"Spoons"[19]
(featuring MNEK & Syron)
2012 Home
"Feel the Love"
(featuring John Newman)
1 1 3 14 2 59 26 2 4 1
"Not Giving In"
(featuring John Newman and Alex Clare)
14 1 12 54 54 71 11 16
"Waiting All Night"
(featuring Ella Eyre)
2013 1 1 6 37 13 4 26 9 2
"Right Here"
(featuring Foxes)
14 4 29 59 19
"Free"
(featuring Emeli Sandé)
26 6 5 41 36 38 9 5 32
"Powerless"
(featuring Becky Hill)
2014 73 19
"Pompeii" / "Waiting All Night"
(with Bastille featuring Ella Eyre)
21 42 24 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[3]
UK Dance
[3]
"Hell Could Freeze"
(featuring Angel Haze)
2013 Home

Remixes[edit]

Song Year Artist Label Album
"Lego House"[26] 2011 Ed Sheeran Warner Music +
"Drunk"[27][28] 2012
"Bada Bing"[29] Benny Banks 679 Non-album single
"Express Yourself"[30] Labrinth Syco Electronic Earth
"Hush Little Baby"[31] Wretch 32 Ministry of Sound / Levels Black and White
"Happier"[32] Paper Crows FFRR / Warner Build EP

Tours[edit]

  • Home Tour: 2012-14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rudimental > UK Charts". Official Charts Company. 
  2. ^ "Rudimental Win Best Album at the 18th Anniversary MOBO Awards". What's Good? Online. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Rudimental > UK Charts". Official Charts Company. 
  4. ^ a b "Rudimental – Australian Charts". australian-charts.com/ Hung Medien. 
  5. ^ a b "Rudimental – Austrian Charts". austriancharts.at/ Hung Medien. 
  6. ^ a b "Rudimental – Belgium (Flanders) Charts". ultratop.be/nl/ Hung Medien. 
  7. ^ a b "Rudimental – Irish Charts". irish-charts.com/ Hung Medien. 
  8. ^ a b "Rudimental – Dutch Charts". dutchcharts.nl/ Hung Medien. 
  9. ^ a b "Rudimental – New Zealand Charts". charts.org.nz/ Hung Medien. 
  10. ^ Peak positions for albums in Scotland:
  11. ^ "Rudimental – Swiss Charts". hitparade.ch/ Hung Medien. 
  12. ^ "Rudimental – 'Rudimental (Deluxe Edition)' – Digital Download". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  13. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums Australia's Official Top 50 Albums - ARIA Charts". Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Certified Awards Database". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Rudimental – German Charts". charts.de/ Hung Medien. 
  16. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
  17. ^ "Rudimental – 'Deep in the Valley' – Digital Download". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  18. ^ "Rudimental – 'Speeding' – Digital Download". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  19. ^ "Rudimental – 'Spoons' – Digital Download". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts > Accreditations > 2013Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  21. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart—Week: 12 November 2012". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  22. ^ "ARIA Charts > Accreditations > 2013Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  23. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart—Week: 7 January 2013". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  24. ^ "ARIA Charts > Accreditations > 2013Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2014 Singles". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  26. ^ "Ed Sheeran "Lego House" [Rudimental Remix] HD". YouTube. RudimentalUk. Dec 15, 2011. 
  27. ^ "Ed Sheeran - "Drunk" [Rudimental Remix] HD". YouTube. RudimentalUk. Jan 18, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Ed Sheeran – 'Drunk' (Remixes) – Digital EP". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  29. ^ "Benny Banks - "Bada Bing" [Rudimental Remix] HD". YouTube. RudimentalUk. Feb 24, 2012. 
  30. ^ "Labrinth – 'Express Yourself' (Remixes) – Digital EP". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  31. ^ "Wretch 32 – 'Hush Little Baby (feat. Ed Sheeran)' (Remixes) – Digital EP". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  32. ^ "Paper Crows - Happier ft Major Look (Rudimental Remix)". YouTube. PaperCrows. Apr 24, 2012. 

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