Heist - Getting Dead / Medieval
Label: Co-Lab Recordings
Catalog#: COLAB 021
Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Released: 11 Jun 2010
Style: Drum n Bass
A Getting Dead
Label owner Heist returns with another slab of dancefloor mayhem on Co-Lab
Any Drum & Bass fan worth their salt will know the name Heist as one of the hottest properties in the scene. A versatile and highly talented producer whose musical career has gone from strength to strength in the last few years, being enlisted by Goldie into the legendary Rufige Kru to engineer the massive ‘Malice In Wonderland’ album, Heist has also had huge success on labels such as Full Cycle, Digital Soundboy and, of course, Co-Lab Recordings. 2008 looks just as bright for the Essex based superstar as he stares the future in the face by joining the D&B Arena artist agency, preparing for another Rufige Kru project and works towards his own solo LP on Co-Lab later in the year.
Conversely, Benny is the man behind the scenes keeping the whole operation ticking, dealing with the day to day running of Co-Lab Recordings and the associated labels and spending a vast portion of his time working closely with the artists involved. An accomplished DJ in his own right, Benny has been a permanent fixture on the Midlands D&B circuit for over 13 years alongside label artist and close friend Aries. His ambition for the labels and love of the music is unquestionable as he continually strives to raise the profile of the Co-Lab brand and keep the quality control of the releases high.
The History of Co-Lab
Rewind for a moment back to 2002, Benny gets handed a CD by Sam Caution full of music by a little known producer called Heist. One track in particular stood out and Benny called Heist the next day to let him know how much he loved ‘Latin Nights’ and that he would be cutting it at the famous dubplate studio Music House. From that point on, every track that Heist finished would be burned to CD and posted up to sunny Stourbridge for feedback until he and Benny decided to come together and release ‘Salsa Jive’ and ‘Company 7’ as the first release on their joint label venture, Co-Lab Recordings. Since then the pair have released a steady stream of fantastic music, running with a team of people who all come together to make the whole operation work,