Ollie Drummond

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Sound editor by day and DJ/producer by night, Ollie Drummond has spent the past 6 or so years playing some of the best clubs in London and putting out a string of well received releases between - picking up support from some of the best in the business.

Heartily involved in the local scene, you can catch him playing at nights like Noise Report, Groove School and his own night Marbles, as well as hosting monthly radio shows on Jacks House and Balamii. Appearances at Wiggle and Farr Festival have seen him taking his dark & groovy style of house and techno further afield, as has his recent addition to the FUMP roster.

Ollie co-runs the Marbles party in London. With three residents - Felix, Marco and Ollie - the night has a distinctive sound; where you’re more likely to find the residents playing an impromptu b2b with the headliner than you are printed out set times. Since relocating the night from Brighton to London in 2014, Ollie and co. have played all over, from East London basements to rooftops, fields and more.

As a producer Ollie has tracks out on Wiggle Records, Household, Zwilling, 2B and Isolater (as ‘ The Jester’). Forthcoming tracks on Right Nut, Sit Down and Family Grooves and a number of studio collaborations are on the way!


Saturday, July 30, 2016


Dear Ollie, thank you for accepting your nomination to be our Artist of the Weekend! We are really pleased. How are you?



Thank you for having me! I’ve actually just lost about a third of my digital music this week - which is a bit mad - but I’m making the best of it by rediscovering a lot of stuff, and by recording a vinyl mix for you today!



Tell us a little more about yourself. Where do you come from and how did everything start with you and music? Was it love for the very first sight?



I got into DJing as you do when you’re mainly listening to dance music, though I was listening to proper rubbish - the kind of thing that went on to become ‘EDM’ - despite my parents always showing me things like The Shamen, A Guy Called Gerald, Orbital etc. but parents are wrong about everything aren’t they.
I started putting on nights at my local club ‘Bunker’ in Deptford. We were 17 at the time and this was the only club that wasn’t wise to fake ID’s, so I had my entire year from school coming down every time.
I started getting booked around a bit and playing a bit better music, getting into house. Then one day my friend Jack dragged me to his stepdads club night - which I was very dubious about - it turned out his stepdad was Nathan Coles and the night was Wiggle, so that introduced me to this style and there was no going back really. Going on to play and produce it followed pretty naturally.



I bet it sounds like a bit of a cliché but who are your biggest musical influences?



You can’t beat a good Terry Francis mix. With tunes it’s harder to say! Some of my favourites are anomalies from people I don’t normally rate. However, my shelf seems to be full of Gideon Jackson and Jay Tripwire records. You can’t listen to stuff at my local shop, but If I see a record by either of these guys I’ll always grab it. I take a lot of inspiration from artists like Corrie, Yapacc and Berkson & What, who seem to come through with a completely different approach to every track.



Where do you get your inspiration from when it comes to making music?



It always has to be some kind of an experiment. Whether it’s trying to make an unusual element work, or following some kind of theme. Sitting down trying to make ‘a good track’ doesn’t work for me at all. I don’t really think ideas arrive in my head fully formed so changing up the process each time seems like the best way to invite a few happy accidents in and add a bit of character.



Did you choose the labels you work with or they chose you?



I’m very lucky in that respect, I got approached by the exact labels I’d choose myself!



How do you get ready for a gig? What things do you normally consider when you make your selection?



Getting ready for a gig is chaos, I normally have the right number of tunes picked, then panic grab about 3x more on my way out of the house.



Can you describe your style in a few words? What are you looking for in a track when it comes to building up your mix?



I’m after tunes with a good groove but they need some trippier off-key elements to give me something to think about. I can’t stand big buildups and drumrolls in tracks, that takes me right out of the groove. I’ll often buy a tune and edit those bits out of it.



What is the ideal venue for you?



Clubs wise it’s got to be Fabric. I’ve been at the FUMP and London Loft Parties recently though which aren’t in clubs and it’s exciting going somewhere new, without all the oppressive aspects of being in a club. Somewhere that lets the party run its course too - after hours is the best bit!



What is your idea of being successful?



Getting to travel, getting to play at really good parties all the time, getting a few tunes out on wax.



Is there anyone you would love to play back to back, someone you admire as a Dj?



I’ve had a few great gigs lately with James O’Connell as ‘Jamollie’.
I’d also love to have a go keeping up with Eddie Richards!



What do you do in your spare time? What music do you normally listen to?



If I’m not working on a film, I’ll be looking for or making music… Or cooking a curry, In which case the soundtrack’s bands: Talking Heads, Blondie, Echo & The Bunnymen, Belle & Sebastian, Beck, Hot Chip.



Thanks again Ollie! Enjoy the rest of the summer and hope to catch up with you again very soon.





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 hits: 329 
Ollie Drummond - Bad Chemistry EP (inc. Dutchie Remix) Support from: Slam, Stanny Abram, The Mekanism, Shmitty, Jey Kurmis, SOSSA, Felipe Kastegliano, Silvio Hrabar, Greg Fenton, Tone Rangole & many more... available on all good download stores & streaming sites NOW!!

Demos & Licensing - rightnutrecords@gmail.com

Ollie Drummond

Bad Chemistry

(04:50 mins)

Added on: 06.02.2017

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Ollie Drummond - Bad Chemistry EP (inc. Dutchie Remix) Support from: Slam, Stanny Abram, The Mekanism, Shmitty, Jey Kurmis, SOSSA, Felipe Kastegliano, Silvio Hrabar, Greg Fenton, Tone Rangole & many more... available on all good download stores & streaming sites NOW!!

Demos & Licensing - rightnutrecords@gmail.com

Ollie Drummond

Moody Toms

(04:50 mins)

Added on: 06.02.2017

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Ollie Drummond - Bad Chemistry EP (inc. Dutchie Remix) Support from: Slam, Stanny Abram, The Mekanism, Shmitty, Jey Kurmis, SOSSA, Felipe Kastegliano, Silvio Hrabar, Greg Fenton, Tone Rangole & many more... available on all good download stores & streaming sites NOW!!

Demos & Licensing - rightnutrecords@gmail.com

Ollie Drummond

Poly

(04:50 mins)

Added on: 06.02.2017

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Ollie Drummond - Bad Chemistry EP (inc. Dutchie Remix) Support from: Slam, Stanny Abram, The Mekanism, Shmitty, Jey Kurmis, SOSSA, Felipe Kastegliano, Silvio Hrabar, Greg Fenton, Tone Rangole & many more... available on all good download stores & streaming sites NOW!!

Demos & Licensing - rightnutrecords@gmail.com

Ollie Drummond

Poly (Dutchie Remix)

(04:50 mins)

Added on: 06.02.2017

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My April show on Balamii Radio

For full tracklisting etc:
http://player.balamii.com/#!/set/nRaP5mmkBs

Ollie Drummond

Ollie Drummond Balamii ..

(110:55 mins)

Added on: 07.04.2016

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To listen with a massive pic of me and full tracklisting:
http://player.balamii.com/#!/set/6cyYmYtzuF

Tracklist:

S-Ampel - Arcadia
Markus Homm - Wonderland
Raus - Horizon (Original Mix)
NTFO - Muncanzader
Stefano Libelle - Tall Bold Slugger
Miguel Bastida - Eko Garden (Original Mix)
Tyler Brunton & Dilby - Distant (Original Mix)
Chemical Play - Brain Numb
Rick Sanders - Texture (Original Mix)
A.D.D & Marky Star - High As Can Be (Gary Wood Remix)
Die Vogelperspektive - Bad Company
Corrie - Lazer
Riven - When Are You Hungry (Rhadow Remix)
Onno - Paragroove (Dyed Soundorom Mix)
John Dimas - Quick Dance (Original Mix)
NIL BY MOUTH - Fibula (Los Updates Remix)
The Superliner (AKA Evren Ulusoy) - Doctrine
Burnski - Division
Maetrik and Swat Squad - The Breech
Klartraum - Deflexion
Corrie - Queen For A Day
Aney. F - Living In The Moment
The Sleeper, Mandarina - Black Night (Original Mix)
Adam Collins, Andrew Hobold, Tigers On Fire - Psychedelic Seahorse And Midnight Cat
AMonoTone - All (Original Mix)
Darren Roach - Distract
Stan Lay - Belle (Original Mix)
Mihai Popoviciu - Two Minutes Ago (Original Mix)

Ollie Drummond

Ollie Drummond - Balami ..

(139:31 mins)

Added on: 05.01.2016

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Brand new remix of Merle & Dan Cooks 'Sporks Away' on the Household Digital label. Check out the whole EP:
http://www.beatport.com/release/controlled-experiments-ep/1390268

Supported by
David Glass (Music) Halo Brian Varga, Laurence Reed, Lee Guthrie, Marco Carola, Nathan Coles, Petar Cvetkovic, Richie Hawtin, Rob Pearson, Simon Westfield, DJ Steve Lawler,, Adam Warped, Adrian Barron, Daniel Poli , Eddie Richards,,, Justin Harris, Miss Luna, Philipp Ort , Ricochet Scott Ducey and more

Merle has been a face in the UK underground scene since 1990. Having releases on various cutting edge labels including Nathan Coles & Terry Francis Wiggle off shoot label Is This under the Alias of Cactus Jack Two tracks from this ep became the label's biggest sellers for the year thanks to support from Stacey Pullen, Maceo Plex and many other respected international DJs. Dan Cook another UK producer has now joined forces with Merle as an experiment to create funky wicked house music sounds. Dan has been writing music for about 10 years during his early experiences he meandered through all sorts of electronic, spinning hardcore and gabba with old school matesit. He was into breaks for many years and various projects at that time have taken me to some awesome parties in london, brighton and into europe playing a live set with my old college production buddie Ben Sinclair. Dan is a great guitarist musician and though these two creative minds have a bright future, we our pleased to be the first label to release this duo, they will satisfy all your tech house cravings with their sounds! Back to the Club is the duos blend of funky tech rhythms with more funkiness than one can shake a stick at. Twisting a groovy skewed synth and complex swingin percussion & drums, with the type of low end that makes fellas make a face and ladies shake their waist. A vocal that pulls you through the speakers and funky organs and rhythmic keys that are in full effect from the start. Back to the Club Corrie remix takes a dubby, minimal techno knife into this more bangin techhouse groove with a minimal punchy techno feel. The rumble of tightly skinned drums make things get a bit more tech on these Corrie sounds Sweetly pitched chopped up vocals scurry about alongside percussive highhat patterns. A strong kick and powerful bass line shadowed by a filtered lead organ really propel the track into a more big room sound. “Sporks Away” is Merle and Dan’s more deep tech house sound that is nostalgic and bouncy with many of the characteristics of house, garage, warehouse sounds and the current bass scene punch. This original mix drifts along to the inhale and exhale of filtered synths, deep stabs that at times disappear into the twisted strings and pads. Sporks Away has a more subdued techhouse sounds with lovely melancholic keys that are responded to by brass stabs, and the rhythm is rearranged to provide a more rolling deep groove.“Sporks Away Ollie Drummond remix” is a funky acid house rhythm and rumbling tech house sound rolled into one dancefloor weapon, his drums and percussion layout are always tight and bouncy to give u a eccentric dance groove. The acid hook will fill many dancing moods with a emotional psychedelic flair and house music precision. Ollie’s remix ups the tempo while rinsing the original synths and keys in his own treatment, complete with wicked pads and stabs these bangin cuts are tuned to the dead of night, primed and ready for intimate dance floors surrounded by bass-heavy speakers.

Ollie Drummond

Merle & Dan Cook - Spor ..

(03:05 mins)

Added on: 28.10.2014

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Ollie Drummond - Strange Design EP
Isolater Records
Release Date: 20/12/13

Dark, tactile sounding house music, brimming with atmosphere, 'Strange Design' covers all the bases for a twisted night out .

Following a busy year which saw him perform at Farr Festival and Wiggle, and start a weekly radio show on S-Dance Live, as well as the Isolater Show on Sub FM, Ollie Drummond (AKA The Jester) gets back in the studio for his second release on Isolater.

The opener 'Vapour Trails' belongs in any smoke filled arena; driven by a punchy bassline and crisp stabs, it takes a spooky and euphoric turn. 'Landing' shows Drummond's evil side. Another peak time banger, backed with paranoiac canned laughter, its gritty bass morphs into tweaked acid. Cruiser' is a solid tech-house roller. With a bouncy bassline and snatched vocals, its guaranteed to get feet moving, while 'Vapo Dub' - a deeper edit of the opening track - shows the extent of Drummond's abilities. More the DJ Tool, it draws attention to the sounds and sub bass, rounding off the release.

Early Support: Babestation, Dirty Cheeks, DJ Downrock, DJ Foster, Dubvine, Igor Brzovic, Scientific Funk, James O'Connell, Rob Hughes, Simon Page, Spaceheadz, Zeitlin...

Ollie Drummond

Vapour Dub

(03:43 mins)

Added on: 16.12.2013

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 hits: 250 
Ollie Drummond - Strange Design EP
Isolater Records
Release Date: 20/12/13

Dark, tactile sounding house music, brimming with atmosphere, 'Strange Design' covers all the bases for a twisted night out .

Following a busy year which saw him perform at Farr Festival and Wiggle, and start a weekly radio show on S-Dance Live, as well as the Isolater Show on Sub FM, Ollie Drummond (AKA The Jester) gets back in the studio for his second release on Isolater.

The opener 'Vapour Trails' belongs in any smoke filled arena; driven by a punchy bassline and crisp stabs, it takes a spooky and euphoric turn. 'Landing' shows Drummond's evil side. Another peak time banger, backed with paranoiac canned laughter, its gritty bass morphs into tweaked acid. Cruiser' is a solid tech-house roller. With a bouncy bassline and snatched vocals, its guaranteed to get feet moving, while 'Vapo Dub' - a deeper edit of the opening track - shows the extent of Drummond's abilities. More the DJ Tool, it draws attention to the sounds and sub bass, rounding off the release.

Early Support: Babestation, Dirty Cheeks, DJ Downrock, DJ Foster, Dubvine, Igor Brzovic, Scientific Funk, James O'Connell, Rob Hughes, Simon Page, Spaceheadz, Zeitlin...

Ollie Drummond

Landing

(03:43 mins)

Added on: 16.12.2013

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 hits: 430 
Ollie Drummond - Strange Design EP
Isolater Records
Release Date: 20/12/13

Dark, tactile sounding house music, brimming with atmosphere, 'Strange Design' covers all the bases for a twisted night out .

Following a busy year which saw him perform at Farr Festival and Wiggle, and start a weekly radio show on S-Dance Live, as well as the Isolater Show on Sub FM, Ollie Drummond (AKA The Jester) gets back in the studio for his second release on Isolater.

The opener 'Vapour Trails' belongs in any smoke filled arena; driven by a punchy bassline and crisp stabs, it takes a spooky and euphoric turn. 'Landing' shows Drummond's evil side. Another peak time banger, backed with paranoiac canned laughter, its gritty bass morphs into tweaked acid. Cruiser' is a solid tech-house roller. With a bouncy bassline and snatched vocals, its guaranteed to get feet moving, while 'Vapo Dub' - a deeper edit of the opening track - shows the extent of Drummond's abilities. More the DJ Tool, it draws attention to the sounds and sub bass, rounding off the release.

Early Support: Babestation, Dirty Cheeks, DJ Downrock, DJ Foster, Dubvine, Igor Brzovic, Scientific Funk, James O'Connell, Rob Hughes, Simon Page, Spaceheadz, Zeitlin...

Ollie Drummond

Vapour Trails

(03:43 mins)

Added on: 16.12.2013

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 hits: 291 

Ollie Drummond

Fast Rules

(08:32 mins)

Added on: 26.09.2013

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 hits: 146 
University Project / Bootleg
No DL because of copyright issues.
All sounds are from the original apart from an 808 kick sample and JMX Open Hi Hat.

Ollie Drummond

Is This Dub - The Jeste ..

(07:22 mins)

Added on: 18.04.2013

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