With the heavyweight RAM25 compilation and remix album dropping on the masses today, what better tune to celebrate the epic quarter century of RAM Records than with Calyx & TeeBee’s jaw-dropping re-rub of Concept 2’s “Cause and Effect,” an absolute RAM anthem back in the day. Here, Calyx & TeeBee do what they do best and give this one an epic 2017 makeover that keeps the original titanium frame intact before beefing up the musculature and transforming it into a shape-shifting beast.
As Calyx & TeeBee tell us, “We’ve wanted to remix Concept 2’s ‘Cause and Effect’ for many years before the RAM25 remix compilation came about. It’s an all-time favorite that captures so much of what we love about the sound of RAM’s seminal years. Getting the stems from Andy was a euphoric moment, and we’ve loved every minute spent making this remix!”
That love and care is obvious, as the attention to detail—from the cinematic sweep of the intro all the way through to the shivering atmospheres that converge into an untouchable call and response between the layers—make this one a future classic in its own right. Whether you’re just here for the flashbacks or hoping to get your new-school groove on, let this one serve as your gateway to the past, present, and future of drum & bass and RAM Records.
Available December 15 via RAM Records.