Rudimental Discuss Collaborating With Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding & Game: Interview

Robbie Daw | August 30, 2013 7:00 am

Two weeks ago, Rudimental made headlines when they tossed a photo on Instagram indicating that they’d just recorded new material with Game and Ed Sheeran. Earlier this week, the hit-making UK drum and bass/dance-pop act played a gig in Central Park with their friend Emeli Sande, and we took the opportunity to lure the lads into our studio and have a chat — and it turns out Game and Ed weren’t the only big names making music with the quartet recently.

“We did a session in L.A., in La La Land, with Ed Sheeran, and The Game turned up as well,” explains Rudimental’s Amir Amor. “[Game] actually phoned [Ed Sheeran] and was like, ‘Hey, man, my girl really loves your music’…and Ed invited him to the studio… Ellie Goulding popped in as well.”

Watch the interview above.

Also in the same building at the time, according to Rudimental’s Piers Agget: Johnny Depp, who was playing guitar with Alice Cooper.

“It’s got a really good vibe,” Agget says of the songs Rudimental recorded with Game, Goulding and Sheeran. “We’ll all decide where it goes later. We made — six tracks over two days, was it?”

When asked for any more details, DJ Locksmith jumped in and teased, “On the next album we’ve got Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, The Game, Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper…and PSY! They’re all gonna be on the album. Look out for that.”

All joking aside, if you’ve not yet picked up Rudimental’s debut LP Home, which was released stateside earlier this month, you’re doing yourself a disservice. One listen to their UK chart-topping single “Feel The Love” — featuring insanely soulful vocals by newcomer John Newman — and you’ll know why.

Rudimental feat. John Newman — “Feel The Love”