Sigma run us through the tracks that made them
The Sigma boys are the hottest commodity on the UK D&B scene at the moment, with a huge two UK No.1 Singles under their belt. Joe and Cam stopped by our radio studio for a quick catch up before their headline set in The Box last week.
Along with revealing a planned studio session with the recently MOBO-nominated Raleigh Ritchie and a desire to work with London soul-man Kwabs, the boys gave us a tour of their back catalogue to pick the tracks that made them who they are.
Sigma - "El Presidente" (VIP)
Joe: One of our more underground tracks, this was the first track that all the DJs were hammering in the clubs. I remember going to Fabric and hearing it five times in one night, and for me that was a moment.
Sigma - "All Blue"
Obviously “All Blue” - it’s Drum & Bass Arena’s No.1 most downloaded tracks of all time!
Sigma Feat. Doctor - "Rudeboy"
Moving onto the more commercial stuff, “Rudeboy” is a track I really like. It had that kind of crossover, which we were really surprised about. It was one of our favourite tracks, but to have it played on daytime radio, to have people calling me saying they’d just heard it on Scott Mills was wicked.
Sigma - "Nobody To Love"
We never expected it to get so big. We just did it for something to play in our DJ sets and gave it away on our website, and suddenly it became this phenomenon, somehow. Which is really cool! Annie Mac played it on the Friday and then Grimmy played it on The Breakfast Show, without any plugging. Then never do that, you’d have to have a whole team of pluggers together. And then after that, suddenly everyone was like, “This is going to happen!”
Sigma Feat. Paloma Faith - "Changing"
It was a collaboration between a whole bunch of people. Obviously us, these guys called TMS from West London and Ella Eyre originally. But I think because she was trying to pursue her solo career, it might have been in conflict with that, and she didn’t want to feature on it.
So we had to find a vocalist that would fit the track and also do it justice in terms of profile. And yeah she smashed it and we were really happy with it. It was good to get someone else involved and just the randomness of having Paloma Faith on a drum & bass track was great. We twisted it up even more by getting Stylo on the VIP. Putting the Jamaican dancehall thing with her old-school soul, it’s just a real different mix-up that we thought worked out alright.
Gallery: Sigma, Kove and Zane Lowe at Ministry of Sound 13/09/2014
25 Sep 2014