SIGMA : “4 Play”




Sigma is a British drum and bass duo consisting of Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie. They met at Leeds University at drum and bass nights.

Their 2010 collaboration with DJ FreshLassitude” peaked at number 98 on the UK Singles Chart. Their single “Nobody to Love“, a rework of Kanye West‘s “Bound 2“, was released on 6 April 2014.

It topped the UK Singles Chart, becoming not only their first top 40 single but also their first UK number one.

Lenzie and Edwards met in 2006 at Leeds University; Cameron was working in local record store Tribe Records and with Echo Location’s Obi running local night Event Horizon, while Lenzie was DJing hip-hop and warming up Event Horizon for such acts as Rahzel and Grandmaster Flash.

Once they had finished in Leeds, they relocated to London and became a three-piece with Edwards’ school friend Ben Mauerhoff, being signed under DJ Fresh‘s Breakbeat Kaos.

After a while, long distances took their toll – Edwards and Mauerhoff were based in Surrey, whereas Lenzie was based in Luton and they couldn’t get three people into the Luton studio – and Mauerhoff left.

In December 2008 they formed their own record label, Life Recordings (so called because, according to Lenzie, the industry demanded that it be their life). Its inaugural release was a VIP mix of their early Bingo Beats single “El Presidente”.

Sigma has been producing music for the Hospital Records label. In June 2009 they made the song “Paint It Black” for the compilation album Sick Music. Later that year came their second Life Recordings release “Nexus” / “Front to Back”.

In 2010, the duo released their two-part Stand Tall E.P. on the influential drum and bass label, Breakbeat Kaos. In December 2010, Sigma and DJ Fresh released the single “Lassitude” featuring Koko as the fifth and final single from Fresh’s album Kryptonite.

The song became one of their first charting singles as it peaked at number 98 on the UK Singles Chart and number 11 on the UK Dance Chart. After the release of their late-2011 Night & Day EPs on their label, Sigma began touring internationally in 2012.

They toured the UK, Europe, Australasia & the USA. They were the supporting act for DJ Fresh on his first live UK tour. The tour included dates supporting fellow former Leeds student Christopher Mercer (a.k.a. Rusko).

The duo signed to 3Beat Records in the summer of 2013. They had also remixed tracks for the likes of Ellie Goulding, Eric Prydz, Groove Armada, Skepta and Sway. Following their remix of the Stylo G single “Soundbwoy”, they released their debut single with 3Beat, “Summer Calling”, featuring Taylor Fowlis.

Their second single with 3Beat, “Rudeboy“, featuring Doctor, was released in December 2013. The song peaked at number 56 on the UK Singles Chart and number 12 on the UK Dance Chart.

They released their third single with 3Beat, “Nobody to Love“, on 6 April 2014. It topped the UK Singles Chart upon release.  To celebrate, they released a new song, “Divine”, for free download on 16 April 2014.

In July 2014, Sigma announced their single “Changing” co-written by Ella Eyre and featuring vocals from Paloma Faith;  it is set for release on 14 September 2014. They have also confirmed a collaboration with Shakka that will be released in the future.

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Discography 


Extended plays


Title EP details
Stand Tall (Part 1)
Stand Tall (Part 2)
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Breakbeat Kaos
  • Format: Digital download
Night & Day (Part 1)
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Life Recordings
  • Format: Digital download
Night & Day (Part 2)
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Life Recordings
  • Format: Digital download

Singles 


Year Title Certifications Album
2010 Lassitude
(with DJ Fresh featuring Koko)
Kryptonite
2013 “Summer Calling”
(featuring Taylor Fowlis)
TBA
2013 Rudeboy
(featuring Doctor)
2014 Nobody to Love BPI: PlatinumRMNZ: Gold
Changing
(featuring Paloma Faith)

Promotional singles 


Year Title Album
2014 “Divine” Non-album singles

Other single releases 


Year Title Label
2006 “Masai” / “Livewire” Charge
2007 “El Presidente” / “All Blue” Bingo Beats
“Hi Top” / “Dawn Alarm” Viper Recordings
2009 “El Presidente VIP” / “Something Special” Life Recordings
“Nexus” / “Front to Back”

Other appearances


Year Title Album
2009 “Paint It Black” Sick Music
2011 “Dreams To Reality”
(featuring Logistics)
Hospitality Drum & Bass 2011
2012 “Summer Days”
(featuring Takura)
Hospitality Summer Drum & Bass 2012

Remixes 


Year Song Artist Label
2009 “Flawless” State of Mind SOM Music
“Shut the Lights Off” (with Adam F) Adam F and Horx featuring Redman Breakbeat Kaos
“The Lion’s Den” The Nextmen Sanctuary
“Broken” McLean Warner
2010 Rescue Me Skepta 3Beat
“Not the Drinking” Lauren Pritchard Island
Barbra Streisand Duck Sauce 3Beat
Lassitude” (Sigma VIP Mix) Sigma and DJ Fresh Breakbeat Kaos
We Can Have It All Danny Byrd Hospital

2011 “Demons” Fenech-Soler B-Unique Records
“Nilton (The Reason)” Eric Prydz Ministry of Sound
“Special Dedication” DJ Nut Nut Street Life
“Shoot Me Down” Stanton Warriors Punks
Level Up Sway featuring Kelsey 3Beat
2012 “Somebody to Love” Rusko Mad Decent / Downtown
Hanging On Ellie Goulding Polydor
“Shoot Me Down” Stanton Warriors Punks
“Stand Up” Friction vs. Camo & Krooked featuring Dynamite MC Shogun Audio

2013 “Special Dedication” DJ Nut Nut Drum & Bass Arena
Soundbwoy Stylo G 3Beat
“Can’t Get Better Than This” Parachute Youth Warner
Rudeboy” (VIP Mix) Sigma 3Beat
2014 Bound 2” (Sigma Bootleg) Kanye West Self-released
(remade and re-released as
Nobody to Love“)
Dibby Dibby Sound DJ Fresh vs. Jay Fay featuring Ms. Dynamite Ministry of Sound
My Love Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne Rinse / Virgin EMI
Nobody to Love” (Sigma’s Future Jungle Mix) Sigma 3Beat
Extraordinary Clean Bandit featuring Sharna Bass Warner / Big Beat
Hideaway Kiesza Lokal Legend
“Show Me” DJ Zinc Rinse


About “Nobody To Love” & “Lassitude” … page 2

About “Changing” & “Rudeboy” … page 3




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