Delta Heavy

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Delta Heavy
Simon James from Delta Heavy performing at electronic music festival Beats for Love in 2019 (Ostrava, Czech Republic)
Simon James from Delta Heavy performing at electronic music festival Beats for Love in 2019 (Ostrava, Czech Republic)
Background information
OriginLondon, England
Genres
Years active2009–present
Labels
Websitewww.deltaheavy.co.uk
MembersBen Hall
Simon James

Delta Heavy (often stylised as DELTΔ HEΔVY) are an English drum and bass production duo consisting of Ben Hall and Simon James. They found fame with their 2012 single "Get By", which entered the UK Indie Chart at number 30. The duo's debut album, Paradise Lost, was released on 18 March 2016 through RAM Records.

Career history[edit]

2010–2014: Early beginnings and commercial breakthrough[edit]

Delta Heavy first signed to Viper Recordings in 2009, and provided the songs "Galaxy" and "Abort" for two of the label's compilations. They were picked up by the prestigious drum and bass label RAM Records in 2010, and released their first two singles, "Space Time" and "Overkill" with them. Their debut extended play, Down the Rabbit Hole, was released in May 2012.[1] It entered the UK Dance Chart at number 37.

2014–present: Paradise Lost and Only in Dreams[edit]

On 2 November 2014, the group released the first single from their debut album, "Reborn". This was followed by "Ghost", released 17 July 2015. The song gained popularity due to its music video, which features an animated Clippit. The album's third single, "Punish My Love", features vocals from British singer Tanika, and was released 4 December 2015. The album's title and release date were announced on 14 January 2016; Paradise Lost was released on 18 March 2016. On 22 January, "City of Dreams" was released as an instant grat single for those who pre-ordered the album on iTunes.[citation needed] The album's fourth official single, "Oscillator", was released on 4 March, backed with "Fun House".[citation needed] "White Flag VIP", a variation in production of album track "White Flag", was released on 26 May 2016, backed with "Arcadia".[citation needed]

In March 2019, Delta Heavy released their sophomore album, Only in Dreams, which includes collaborations with artists such as Zeds Dead, Modestep, Muzzy, and Kuuro.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK UK Dance UK Indie Breakers
Paradise Lost 15 13
Only in Dreams[4]
  • Released: 22 March 2019
  • Label: RAM Records
  • Format: Digital download
20
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

EPs[edit]

Year Extended play Label
2012 Down the Rabbit Hole[5] RAM Records
2014 Apollo[citation needed] RAM Records

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
Dance

[6]
UK
Indie

[7]
UK
Indie
Breakers

[8]
2010 "Space Time" / "Take the Stairs" non-album single
2011 "Overkill" / "Hold Me"
2012 "Get By" 37 30 10 Down the Rabbit Hole
2013 "Empire" non-album single
2014 "Reborn" Paradise Lost
2015 "Ghost" / "Tremors"
"Punish My Love"
2016 "Oscillator" / "Fun House"
"White Flag"
"Kill Room" / "Bar Fight" non-album single
2017 "Kaleidoscope"
"Gargantua"
"Stay"
(with Dirty Audio)
(featuring HOLLY)
"Nobody But You"
(featuring Jem Cooke)
2018 "I Need You"
"Gravity"
"Exodus" Only in Dreams
"Anarchy"
(with Everyone You Know)
2019 "Lift You Up"
(with Zeds Dead)
"Take Me Home"
(featuring Jem Cooke)
"Here With Me"
(featuring Modestep)
2020 "Higher Ground"
(with Muzz featuring Cammie Robinson)
non-album single

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Track Release
2016 "City of Dreams" Paradise Lost
"Paradise Lost"

Other appearances[edit]

Year Track Release Label
2009 "Galaxy" Acts of Mad Men Viper Recordings
2010 "Abort" The Headroom EP: Parts 3 & 4
2011 "Minus" RAM 100 RAM Records
2015 "Apathy" RAMsterdam Drum & Bass 2015

Remixes[edit]

Year Song Artist
2011 "Street Dancer" Avicii
"Stay Awake" Example
"Hitz" Chase & Status featuring Tinie Tempah
"Quad Bikes" Mensah, Sukh Knight and Squarewave
2012 "Must Be the Feeling" Nero
"Flesh and Bone" Emalkay featuring Rod Azlan
"When the Rain Is Gone" Adam F
"Iron Deer Dream" Fixers
"Get By" (174 Mix) Delta Heavy
"I Used to Have It All" Maverick Sabre
"RIP" Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah
"I Love London" Crystal Fighters
"Crowd Control" Excision and Downlink
2013 "Here to Stay" Zomboy featuring Lady Chann
"Earthquake" DJ Fresh vs. Diplo featuring Dominique Young Unique
2014 "Pushing On" Oliver $ & Jimi Jules
2015 "Turbine VIP" Delta Heavy
"Silverlined" XYconstant
"Deep Down Low" Valentino Khan
"+1" Martin Solveig featuring Sam White
"Punish My Love" (174 Mix) Delta Heavy
2016 "How Love Begins" (Delta Heavy's 2003 Remix) DJ Fresh and High Contrast featuring Dizzee Rascal
"Us" Kaskade & CID
"White Flag" (VIP Mix) Delta Heavy
"Punish My Love" (VIP Mix)
2017 "S.T.A.Y." (Delta Heavy Tribute) Hans Zimmer
"Lights Out" Zeds Dead featuring Atlas
2020 "Show Me the Light" (VIP Mix) Delta Heavy featuring Starling
"What's Done is Done" Seven Lions featuring HALIENE

Accolades and awards[edit]

Year Organization Recipient(s) Category Result
2019 International Dance Music Awards[9][10] Delta Heavy Best Male Artist (Drum and Bass) Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Down the Rabbit Hole (RAM Records) :: Beatport". Beatport. 27 May 2012.
  2. ^ Desk, BWW News. "New Album From Delta Heavy ONLY IN DREAMS Out Now". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b "RAMMLP26CD – Delta Heavy – Paradise Lost". RAM Records. 18 March 2016.[self-published source?]
  4. ^ Desk, BWW News. "New Album From Delta Heavy ONLY IN DREAMS Out Now". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Delta Heavy :: Tracks :: Beatport". Beatport. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  6. ^ Peak positions for the Dance singles in the UK:
  7. ^ Peak positions for the Indie singles in the UK:
  8. ^ Peak positions for the Indie Breakers singles in the UK:
  9. ^ Magnetic. "IDMA 2019 Nominees, SHAQ "Becoming Diesel" WMC Conversation Announced". Magnetic Magazine. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  10. ^ Billboard Charts (29 March 2019), IDMA 2019 - Winners (33rd International Dance Music Awards), retrieved 30 June 2019

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