The SyRan brothers made their debut on Ram Records towards the end of 2019.
Their ‘Paradigm’ EP brought together three brand new tracks from a relatively unknown pair, proving Ram still stands as a springboard for the careers of new producers.
After the success of their cut ‘Big Rig’ which featured on sister-label Program’s anticipated 100th release, receiving support from the likes of Andy C and A.M.C, they deliver another record for Ram in the form of ‘Telepathy’. To celebrate its drop, we’ve asked SyRan to deliver the top tracks which are currently on rotation within their Spotify playlist.
Prepare to dive in via their explanations below.
1. Double 99 – Ripgroove
The big warp bassline, the swinging house drums plus the reggae soundclash sample makes this one top of our influences list. The drone pad throughout adds the finishing touches.
2. CJ Bolland – Sugar Is Sweeter (Armand Van Helden Drum & Bass Mix)
Sticking with the 90s, this one is all about the breakdown. The bubbly fx, the evolving pad and strings give it a dreamy sound, something that we like to capture in our tracks.
3. Josh Wink – Higher State of Consciousness (Dex & Jonesey’s Higher Stated Mix)
2 words – acid line! Techno in nature yet a proper hands in the air track as the acid line builds and builds and builds (and builds) for an aggressive acid fuelled drop.
4. Subliminal Cuts – Le Voie Le Soleil (Way out West Club Mix)
We could have easily put loads of piano house tunes in but this one stands out as it has lots of other elements to it. The arpeggiated synths, the strings and strong beat. Bonus points for a catchy riff.
5. Energy 52 – Café Del Mar (Michael Woods Remix)
From upbeat techno to ambient chillout, this is an example of how a track slowly builds into a masterpiece. This track uses real-life recordings placed in the background (the sea and birds calling) which is something we include in our tracks.
6. The Prodigy – Charly (Trip into Drum & Bass Version)
We grew up listening to 90s rave music and The Prodigy is a big influence to our sound. The remix uses more complex chopped up breaks over the original with that recognisable hoover stab sound, all glued together with a weighty sub bass.
7. Faithless – God is a DJ
Again warp basslines, see a pattern? Music in this era was made on mostly hardware synths, Roland and Korg being popular ones. We like to use these types of synths and sound modules in our tracks.
8. Dirt Devils – The Drill
Josh is a massive hard house and trance head and this is one of his favourite songs from these genres. The sample used in ‘Big Rig’ was heavily influenced by this track. Other recommendations include Cosmic Gate – Fire Wire and Storm – Time to Burn.
9. Future Sound of London – Papua New Guinea
This track captures the 90s sound perfectly and is the reason why we are influenced so strongly. The breakbeats and the musical elements all come together to create a perfect vibe.
10. Sonique – Feel So Good
James loves his 90s dance tunes. The rhythmic pads and strings are surreal in contrast to the dark and powerful breakbeat. Watch out for that subtle acid line in the background on the chorus! All these types of sounds find their way into our music.