ALLIED - Joined by treaty, agreement, or common cause. Initially meeting at school through a mutual love of forward thinking music, Ali & Ed the Brighton based DJ and production duo soon started building a studio together. Quickly discovering and exploring sequencers, synthesizers and samplers they began to experiment within the blueprint of Drum & Bass to create the soundtrack to the Allied mind.
Their first release came in 2007 with ‘Unseen Sun // Lunar 3’ on SINUOUS RECORDS. This in turn led to a strong series of releases on respected labels such as DSCI4 & RISE AUDIO along with busy DJ schedule across Europe and beyond. Into 2015, Ed embarked on a hiatus to concentrate on other projects leaving Ali to develop the Allied infectious, futuristic dub and techno influenced take on DnB they had been crafting for many years.
Beginning the year with the deep ‘Dissolved’ on the Berlin-based Subsistenz label, followed by the well-received ‘Heliox // Universe’ single on Mindtech Recordings. The 2nd half of the year saw the release of the exceptional and blissful ‘ANESTHESIA’ as part of the METHLAB // 1 EP on BAD TASTE RECORDINGS, a stunning collaboration with MACHINECODE in the form of ‘ABYSS’ on SUBSISTENZ and a remix of DnB pioneer SKYNET – with ‘ATLANTIS (Allied Remix)’ on Full Force Recordings.
2016 brought with it a new wave of detailed production from Allied, with him responsible for the first EP on METHLAB RECORDINGS - BNKR - series with the ‘OBSCURITY’ EP, as well as releasing on Critical Music with Omega Point and Omega Point VIP. A further pair of tracks emerged in 2017 on CONCUSSION RECORDS with 'Nth Degree' and 'Flowstate' (feat. Lockjaw), but the most part of the year was spent developing his forthcoming debut LP, set for release on MethLab in 2018.
Allied // L'Uzinne, Brussels, Belgium
Cause4Concern, Allied, Barbarix, MISSIN // Marley Club, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Allied // Void, Berlin, Germany