At the age Bristol based Gavin Harris aka Xample and Nick Hill aka Lomax got into music, the electronic scene was already thriving. After growing up to the sound of The Human League, Quincy Jones and Prince, they both followed with passion the rise to fame of The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk, yet their sound of choice was drum and bass, inspired by local hero Roni Size, LTJ Bukem’s atmospheric grooves, Dillinja’s brutal rhythms, Ed Rush and Optical’s cyber funk and John B’s dramatic soundscapes.

Xample’s first ambition was to become a DJ and after relocating in Liverpool he teamed up with local DJs and Producers Sol and Futurebound and made his name DJing in some of the best nights around Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester. When he decided to try his hand at producing, his early tracks managed to get released on Hardleaders, Ray Keith’s Penny Black and L Plates. Back in Bristol, Xample set up a studio and got to work on shaping up his own raw, powerful sound. Soon, Ram Records noticed him and offered him a deal with their Frequency Offshoot for a couple of 12s, before graduating to Ram with the track ‘Heaven and Hell’, included on the Dimensions 3 EP and on Andy C’s Nightlife 3 mix in 2008.

Lomax began his musical career as the original member of cult drum and bass collective HoldTight, with releases on Industry, Renegade and React, and some high profile remixes for Cyantific on Hospital Records, UK Hip Hop’s finest Rodney P and Skitz and Candi Staton’s dance classic ‘You’ve Got The Love’.

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