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LabeL: 3 BEAT RECORDS
RELEASED 6 NOVEMBER
Sigma & Rita Ora’s ‘Coming Home’ is the new single from Sigma’s debut album, ‘Life’. ‘Coming Home’ was the highlight of Cam and Joe’s recent Roundhouse show, when Rita joined them to perform the track live for the first time. The track see Sigma once again collaborate with UK songwriting giants TMS and Wayne Hector (with whom they made ‘Changing’), and a stunning, acoustic version is available on the album. Fresh from their huge hit, ‘In2’, hotly tipped UK rising stars, WSTRN, have now dropped their own version of ‘Coming Home’, via a Parralell remix, which was unveiled this week as a world exclusive by MistaJam.
Across ‘Life’s’ 20 tracks (on the deluxe edition), Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie have combined the UK’s hottest stars with the next wave of new British talent. Alongside Rita Ora, ‘Life’ features a dizzying array of collaborators including Ella Eyre, Ella Henderson, Diztortion, Maverick Sabre, Paloma Faith, Labrinth, Jacob Banks, Jetta, Bartoven, Majestic, Doctor, Nicole Jackson, and Ina Wroldsen.
Forged in the white-heat of drum & bass’s Noughties revival, Sigma have now sold over 2 million singles, with 4 hit records (2x OCC No.1s, 3 iTunes No.1s) and 2 platinum awards to date. They’ve received 2 Brits nominations, sold out their debut live tour, and played festival main stages across the world with performances including Glastonbury, Bestival, Reading & Leeds, V, T In The Park, Creamfields, SW4, EDC, Pukklepop, Sziget and beyond. They’re also the only drum & bass outfit to have performed at the BAFTAs ceremony one night, and a warehouse rave the next.
Sigma met at university while balancing raving and studying; two characters from different backgrounds (but with somewhat equally misspent youths) brought together by a shared love of hip hop and the unifying nature of Nineties post-rave dancefloors. Joe, who started learning the violin aged 3, swapped his strings, drums and keyboards for a pair of decks in his early teens, becoming a former DMC UK Champion scratch DJ when he was just 16. He started DJing at the nights that Cam – a jazz obsessive who’d become fascinated by jungle – was promoting in Leeds, they then began playing together, and later pooled their loans to buy production equipment to start creating their own music. As the band put it, their seemingly overnight success “has taken 10 years of sleepless nights”.
The last 18 months have been full of life-changing, pinch-yourself moments for both Cam and Joe, and ‘Life’ captures these ups (and downs). Alongside the hits ‘Nobody To Love’, ‘Changing’, ‘Higher’, and ‘Glitterball’, is recent single and live set opener, ‘Redemption’. The collaborations with Rita Ora (‘Coming Home’), Ella Eyre (‘Good Times’), and Maverick Sabre (‘Broken Promises’), are just some of ‘Life’s’ many standout tracks. Few debut albums contain so many hits before they’re released, but Sigma’s knack for turning soaring strings and heavy breakbeats into blow-your-speakers chart anthems shows why they’re set to dominate radio playlists and festival arenas for years to come.
Sigma have just completed their 10 date UK and Ireland live tour, which began with a sold out Warehouse Project show in Manchester, with further shows at London’s Roundhouse, Newcastle, Dublin, Bristol, Sheffield, Portsmouth, Oxford, and Norwich.
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