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Ed Rush & Optical


Producers & DJs

(Ed Rush b. London, UK 1973 / Optical b. London, UK 1972)

Born in West London, renowned Drum & Bass Producers and DJs Ed Rush & Optical played a major part in the development of D&B on labels including Nico's No U Turn, Grooverider’s Prototype & Goldie's Metalheadz. In 1998 they founded Virus Recordings and in 1999 released their debut Album Wormhole to much critical acclaim. The second album The Creeps took the duo to new production heights, collaborating for the first time with vocalists, and giving the Virus imprint its first national chart placing. In 2003 Ed Rush & Optical released their third album The Original Doctor Shade. As well as working on their own albums the duo have collaborated with and produced tracks for artists including Goldie, Grooverider, Roni Size, Skunk Anansie and Ram Trilogy.